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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 Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA - a consortium U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center for Southeast Asia - invite graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and early career scholars to submit proposals for the 2023 UC Berkeley - UCLA Joint Conference on Southeast Asian Studies, to take place at UC Berkeley on April 14-15, 2023.

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

IEAS and CSEAS are co-sponsoring an online info session on Monday, December 5, at 10:00 a.m. that will review the application process for Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for Summer 2023 and Academic Year 2023-24. This session is for continuing UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students. FLAS fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area and international studies. These fellowships are funded by the U.S.

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

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

January 14, 2022

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CJS offers 2022 JASC Scholarships

DEADLINE EXTENDED: JASC Application Deadline: February 4, 2021 

November 8, 2021

The Center for Korean Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to announce the inaugural Hong Yung Lee Book Award in Korean Studies which will be awarded in 2022. $10,000 will be awarded to the author(s) whose nonfiction English-language academic monograph about Korea demonstrates outstanding scholarly merit, research prowess, and methodological innovation. The deadline for submission is January 15th, 2022.

October 11, 2021

The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D’s and to allow the revision of the dissertation for publication, or for research on a new project. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to be in residence during the entire term. They will give a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Chinese Studies Colloquium Series, and they are expected to take part in all regular Center for Chinese Studies events and workshops.

August 25, 2021

Dear Members of the CJS Community, Junko Habu

Welcome back to the new academic year on campus! A special warm welcome to first- and second-year graduate students whom we can finally meet in person! The COVID-19 situation continues to be unpredictable, but it is great to see colleagues, friends, and students on campus.