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October 30, 2023

JASC 76 FlyerThe Center for Japanese Studies grants full scholarships to the Japan-American Student Conference for Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students. Awards are open to any full-time student with an interest in Japan.

October 23, 2023

A Journal of My MisgivingsA Journal of My Misgivings: Liang Yusheng, Sima Qian, and the History of Qin.

October 9, 2023

September 25, 2023

The University of California at Berkeley is hiring a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in the Islamic Worlds of Southeast Asia, in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies.

September 15, 2023

Weihong Bao, Associate Professor of Film & Media and East Asian Languages & Cultures, has been appointed to the Pamela P. Fong and Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies. Please refer to this link for more details. 

September 14, 2023

CSEAS is pleased to announce that three UC Berkeley graduate students have received FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships for the 2023-2024 academic year. FLAS Fellowships are a wonderful opportunity for undergraduates and graduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents to study a Southeast Asian language at the intermediate or advanced level, and to undertake related international or area studies coursework.

September 12, 2023

Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch Fellowship

The Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch Fellowship comprises two distinct programs: the "Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch Fellow of Political Science '' and the "Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch Fellow of East Asian Studies," each provides one fellow with $2,000 of funding. The Fellowship program aims to provide interested students, especially those of AAPI heritage, with financial support to conduct academic research focused on political/social/cultural/economic aspects of East Asia. 

September 6, 2023

Global Taiwan Institute publishes a special issue of the "Global Taiwan Brief" featuring essays by U.S.-Taiwan Next Generation Working Group members. 

The Tang Center for Silkroad Studies has been awarded its fifth Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad grant and is planning travel for summer 2024, conditions permitting. Applications are now available with more details about the program and travel itinerary. We are currently only accepting applications from K-12 Librarian candidates.

September 5, 2023

Taiwan Plus explores the dynamics of #TaiwaneseIdentity with the help of Christina Hu, a director at the Taiwanese American Citizens League, and Evan Dawley, a researcher of Taiwanese and East Asian history, identity formation and imperialism at Goucher College. Dawley is also a memebr of the second cohort of the U.S.-Taiwan Next Generation Working Group. 

August 24, 2023

Are you interested in U.S. foreign policy? Want to learn more about how it's made? Enroll in "The Architects of Power!"

PubPol 198 sec. 005: INDO-PACIFIC ALLIANCES (2 units)

August 23, 2023

We are pleased to welcome Professor Osmund Bopearachchi (CNRS, France) at UC Berkeley this academic year, under the auspices of the Numata Center for Buddhist Studies. 

August 4, 2023

This Fall, don't miss out on the opportunitiy to enroll in Music 146B (Balinese Gamelan). The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm in Room 255 of Morrison Hall, lead by Lisa Gold & Ni Nyoman Srayamurtikanti. 

July 5, 2023

Prof. Lisandro E. Claudio is the new Chair of the Center for Southeast Asia Studies, following Prof. Nancy Lee Peluso, who served as Chair since July 2020. CSEAS extends deep thanks to Prof. Peluso in appreciation of her guidance of the Center and achievements in supporting Southeast Asia Studies at Berkeley, especially during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. With much excitement, CSEAS extends further thanks to Prof.

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.