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July 3, 2023

Alexandra DalferroDr. Dalferro received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Cornell University in 2021. Her dissertation examined silk production in Thailand, in particular among communities of Khmer silk producers in Surin province.

June 22, 2023

Time:Wednesday June 28,2:00-3:30

Topic:“Ethnogenesis in Colonial Taiwan (1880s – 1950s): Reflections on Becoming Taiwanese

Speaker:Evan Dawley, Associate Professor of History, Goucher College

Moderator:Luo Shih-Chieh, Associate Professor of History, National Taiwan University

Location:Room 301, Center for Culture and Arts, National Library, Taipei


This talk will be delivered in English

June 20, 2023

Disasters are not natural: the cultural and political role of Taiwan's disaster journalism

The United States’ One-China policy has been at the center of recent controversy. Rebutting Beijing’s accusations that Washington is changing the status quo, US officials have stressed that the United States remains committed to the One-China policy, but their explanations of the policy have not always been complete or accurate. This article discusses recent developments in the One-China policy and how to interpret the United States’ silence on Taipei’s assertions of sovereignty and independence.

June 9, 2023

CSEAS is thrilled and honored to share that CSEAS core faculty member Khatharya Um, Associate Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious Academic Prize for 2023 by the Fukuoka Prize Committee.

April 26, 2023

The Stage in the TempleNew book by UC Professor Emeritus David Johnson on ritual opera in village Shanxi.  The Stage in the Temple discusses a number of old village scripts, reconstructs where and how village opera was performed, and considers the role of ritual opera in premodern rural Chinese culture.

April 19, 2023

'Journey to the South: Buddhist Connections across the South China Sea' - the keynote lecture given by Jack Meng-Tat Chia (Assistant Professor of History and Religious Studies, National University of Singapore) at the April 2023 UC Berkeley-UCLA CSEAS Conference on Networks and Knowledge in Southeast Asia has been posted to the CSEAS YouTube channel.

March 30, 2023

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.

November 9, 2022

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.

October 4, 2022

Just published in Open Access by Amsterdam University Press, and based on a conference organized by the Tang Center for Silk Road Studies in 2018, The Maritime Silk Road foregrounds the numerous networks that have been woven across oceanic geographies, tying world regions together often far more extensively than land-based routes.