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October 12, 2021

Winston Tseng, PhD, is Associate Professor of Research in the School of Public Health Division of Community Health Sciences and Lecturer in the Department of Ethnic Studies Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is Associate Director of Research at Health Research for Action at UC Berkeley. He is also Visiting Associate Professor at National Taiwan University College of Public Health and teaches in its Global Health Graduate Program. 

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.

July 29, 2021

The Center for Chinese Studies will launch a new working group program in the AY2021-22 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 related to their working group.

July 23, 2021

CSEAS has awarded Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for the 2021-22 academic year to Christian Gilberti (South & Southeast Asian Studies) to study Burmese and Daniel Owen (South & Southeast Asian Studies) to study Indonesian, and to Paul Salamanca (Sociology) and Alex Mabanta (Jurisprudence and Social Policy) to study Filipino.

July 8, 2021

China and Taiwan are becoming digital states in parallel — China as a digital authoritarian regime, and Taiwan as a digital democracy.

June 18, 2021

New exhibition on ancient Gandhara at the Berkeley Art Museum, curated by Julia White and Osmund Bopearachchi. The exhibition will run until March 2022. For a virtual introduction to the exhibition, please click here. For practical information please visit the Berkeley Art Museum website.

June 15, 2021

Published by IEAS in 2013, this anthropological study of corporal punishment in Japan has gained international attention.  The author, Aaron L. Miller, teaches about sports and education at Cal State East Bay and St. Mary's College.

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May 5, 2021

If a war breaks out over Taiwan, Biden may be forced into a decision no American president since 1979 has wanted to make...[read more]

April 8, 2021

CSEAS is a founding member of the recently-established Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies (GETSEA) consortium. The consortium was awarded a grant by the Henry Luce Foundation through its Luce Initiative on Southeast Asia (LuceSEA) with the mission of enhancing graduate education in Southeast Asian Studies across North America.

March 23, 2021

Founded in 1970, the South/Southeast Library (S/SEAL) is a dedicated reading room in Doe Library, UC Berkeley’s main research library. The library combines research and writing space, reference materials, and specialist consultation on site. It is a campus hub for multidisciplinary research and teaching in South and Southeast Asian studies, covering nineteen countries and over twenty indigenous languages.

March 9, 2021

CSEAS core faculty Prof. Penny Edwards (South & Southeast Asian Studies) has received the Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award for Late Career Faculty. The campus-wide award recognizes faculty for outstanding mentorship of graduate students at UC Berkeley. Prof. Edwards will be recognized at a virtual award ceremony this spring.

March 3, 2021

March 2, 2021

Using approaches from sociology, political science, history, and literary and cultural studies, the contributors offer innovative and nuanced analyses of a wide range of topics from refugee displacement to street politics, from anti-communism and democracy to militarization. The collection begins with the national division in 1945 and devastating civil war and concludes with the May 18 Democratic Uprising in 1980.

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February 4, 2021

Taiwan has long defended itself from political meddling, including disinformation, by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Attempts to influence Taiwan’s domestic politics have increased in both intensity and severity following the election of Tsai Ing-wen in 2016, with Beijing continuing to target the basic underpinnings of Taiwan’s democratic system.

January 25, 2021

Dear Colleagues and Friends, I hope the beginning of the new semester is treating you well! Watching the inauguration last week, many of us reaffirmed our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social and environmental justice at this time of rapidly changing sociopolitical conditions. For the Spring 2021 semester, the Center for Japanese Studies is hosting a series of exciting online events, many of which will contribute towards realizing these goals. For the sake of the online audience’s attention span, we will keep our lectures and symposia shorter than usual, but without sacrificing time for extensive discussion.

January 13, 2021

Vinod K. Aggarwal examines Taiwan’s efforts to diversify its trade policy away from China, particularly its focus on securing a bilateral free trade agreement with the United States.

January 12, 2021

Taiwan’s success to date at containing COVID-19 reveals some of the structural and cultural reasons for its community resilience. This article shares some of the country’s successes, which may also be worthy lessons for the rest of the world.

January 11, 2021

Jianye He, C.V. Starr East Asian Library's Chinese Studies Librarian, was nominated for the 2021 American Library Association's
"I Love my Librarian" Award. Out of 
1,865 nominations this year, Jianye was one of only 10 librarians nominated to receive this prestigious honor.  Jianye He, who always goes above and beyond to aid the research community at Berkeley, has outdone herself in a year of national crisis amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. CCS is truly proud of her accomplishments and extremely grateful for her help over the years!