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March 21, 2023

The article (in Korean) highlights Ryu Songnyong: Chancellor of Choson Korea, a biography by Choi Byonghyon.  Also mentioned is a supporter of the book, Ryu Jin Roy, a thirteenth-generation descendant of Chancellor Ryu.

March 20, 2023

March 10, 2023

The Institute of East Asian Studies thanks everyone who participated in the UC Berkeley BIG GIVE campaign on March 9 to raise funds for student awards and fellowships. Our special Big Give web page presents some of the stories of students who have benefited from fellowships and grants they have received from IEAS and its centers in recent years, making a difference to their academic careers.

February 3, 2023

KRM 39This biography of Ryu Sŏngnyong by Choi Byonghyon presents a new view of his childhood and education, his career in government, and his scholarship. The narrative includes descriptions of the Imjin War between Hideyoshi’s Japan and Chosŏn Korea, and their negotiations with imperial China.

January 11, 2023

December 1, 2022

Toshio HosokawaThe Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) of UC Berkeley welcomes Japanese composer, Toshio Hosokawa to the campus as the recipient of the 6th Berkeley Japan Prize.

November 28, 2022

Congratulations to CSEAS core faculty members Prof. Penny Edwards (South & Southeast Asian Studies) who was recently promoted to full professor and to Prof. Lisandro Claudio (South & Southeast Asian Studies) who was also recently awarded tenure and is now an associate professor. Prof. Edwards specializes in research on the culture and history of Cambodia and Myanmar. Prof.

November 17, 2022

The Center for Chinese Studies is currently accepting new applications for the working group program in the AY2022-23 in support of research in the humanities and the social sciences. This program will provide opportunities for smaller groups of Berkeley faculty and advanced graduate students to share their research in progress, garner thoughtful and detailed feedback on papers or grants, brainstorm new projects, and discuss the latest published research rela

November 10, 2022

The Center for Korean Studies (CKS) at UC Berkeley is pleased to announce the deadline for the 2023 competition for the Hong Yung Lee Book Award in Korean Studies.

October 12, 2022

The Center for Korean Studies at UC Berkeley is honored to announce the inaugural winner of the UC Berkeley Hong Yung Lee Book Award in Korean Studies.

September 19, 2022

September 9, 2022

August 25, 2022

Yu MiriThe Center for Japanese Studies welcomes internationally acclaimed novelist, playwright, and essayist YU Miri to the campus as the recipient of the 5th Berkeley Japan Prize for her genre-defying work as an author. YU Miri, a citizen of South Korea, was born in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, Japan, in 1968 and grew up in Yo

August 8, 2022

The Institute of East Asian Studies and the Center for Southeast Asia Studies (with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, its consortium partner at UCLA) have each been awarded new grants from the U.S. Department of Education to serve as Title VI National Resource Centers (NRC) effective for 2022-2026. The new grants will support campus programs, including public lectures, workshops and conferences; library acquisitions; language instruction; and K-14 outreach. New Title VI U.S.

April 29, 2022

April 20, 2022

Congratulations to Alex Mabanta - a CSEAS affiliated graduate student - who has received a 2021-22 Chancellor’s Award for Civic Engagement for his public service!

April 4, 2022

March 31, 2022

The Council on East Asian Libraries recently announced it has bestowed Peter Zhou, director of UC Berkeley’s C. V. Starr East Asian Library, with its highest honor.

February 11, 2022

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IEAS is pleased to announce the publication of The Inside Story of Taiwan's Quiet Revolution: From Authoritarianism to Open Democracy.

February 7, 2022

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