What is IEAS?

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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.

News & Announcements

  • Dissertation Workshop IEAS is inviting Doctoral Candidates in East Asian and Southeast Asian studies to participate in a dissertation workshop at National Chengchi University in Taiwan in January, 2015. IEAS will pay the ... ...Read more
  • Emeritus Professor James Bosson Awarded Polar Star Medal of Mongolia; Mongolian Language to Return to Berkeley Curriculum in 2015-2016 Professor Emeritus James Bosson was awarded the Order of the Polar Star Medal of Mongolia for his contributions to Mongolian studies in the United States. ...Read more
  • September 2014 issue of Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review now online ...Read more
  • National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies Grants ...Read more
  • A Comparative Study of East Asian Capitalism See our newest publication — A Comparative Study of East Asian Capitalism ...Read more
  • A New Print Issue of Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review is now available ...Read more