What is IEAS?

UC Berkeley is one of the premier institutions for the study of East Asia in the United States. The Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) at UC Berkeley promotes teaching and research on East Asia in all disciplines and professional programs. The Institute and its regional centers sponsor a wide variety of activities including academic seminars and colloquia series, public lectures, cultural events, and other programs that facilitate deeper understanding of the Asia- Pacific region. It is the mission of the Institute to foster interaction among the academic, business, and professional communities on issues related to East Asia. facebook icon
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News & Announcements

  • New Video Lecture Series Professor Cahill's video lecture series Gazing into the Past is now available! Both this series and his first ...
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  • The Cross-Cultural Legacy of Lin Yutang: Critical Perspectives Introducing our latest China Research Monograph: The Cross-Cultural Legacy of Lin Yutang: Critical Perspectives, edited by Qian Suoqiao. This critical volume, representing the best international scholarship on Lin Yutang studies to date, is a first attempt at a comprehensive study on the cross-cultural legacy of Linís literary practices in and across China and America.
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  • New online catalogue We are pleased to announce the launch of our new online catalogue, available here ...
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  • The Berkeley APEC Study Center joins IEAS The Berkeley APEC Study Center (BASC), headed by Professor of Political Science Vinod K. Aggarwal, has joined IEAS as of April, 2016. Created in 1996, BASC conducts ...
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