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March 19, 2020

The Center for Japanese Studies is committed to offering financial assistance to continuing UC Berkeley graduate students. The application deadline for the 2020-2021 fellowship competition has been extended to April 15, 2020. 

Please click here to apply.

March 18, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CCS will allow students to submit applications to engage in research in Berkeley. Given the uncertainty of travel abroad, we encourage applicants who hope to travel abroad to also include an alternative research proposal in the same application to engage in research from the U.S.  The due date for these applications is Wednesday April 15.

March 1, 2020

Youngmin Kwon, Bruce Fulton. Korea Research Monograph 37. IEAS Publications. | This volume outlines the major developments, characteristics, genres, and figures of the Korean literary tradition. Both the classical and modern periods are covered.

February 21, 2020

The Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) at UC Berkeley is pleased to announce the first cohort of the U.S.-Taiwan Next Generation Working Group!

February 18, 2020

Please click here for the conference schedule, and contact Young C Ro ( for further questions.

February 3, 2020

Deadline Extended: March 1, 2020JASC 2020 Logo
The 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.

January 28, 2020

The Journal of Sino-American Affairs (JOSA) - a student-led, student-run publication dedicated to providing a forum for young leaders to discuss political, economic, and cultural topics relevant to the U.S.-China relationship - announces the publication of its Winter 2020 Issue

January 27, 2020

January 22, 2020

The Washington Post

A week ago, Taiwanese voters reelected President Tsai Ing-wen with 57 percent of the vote and renewed her Democratic Progressive Party’s legislative majority. PRC leaders have refused to interact with the DPP-led government for the past 3½ years, so it’s safe to assume this wasn’t the outcome Beijing was hoping for. But that doesn’t mean its Taiwan policy is failing...(read more)

January 15, 2020

USC US-China Institute

The USC U.S.-China Institute hosted a video conference looking at what the key issues were in the election and what the election means for Taiwan domestic policies, for cross-strait relations, and for U.S.-Taiwan relations.

The discussion was moderated by Clayton Dube, the director of the USC U.S.-China Institute. Panelists included:

January 13, 2020

Shinjo Ito Postdoc Scholar

With the generous support of the Shinnyo-en Foundation, the Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a full-time postdoctoral research fellowship with the possibility of teaching. The term of the appointment is August 1, 2020, to July 31, 2022.

January 12, 2020


Shelley Rigger, professor of political science at Davidson College, talks about the outcome of Taiwan's elections. President Tsai Ing-wen of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party won a landslide victory over China-friendly opposition challenger Han Kuo-yu to clinch a second term in elections Saturday. Rigger speaks with Bloomberg's Stephen Engle on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."

Center for Strategic & International Studies

This episode of the ChinaPower Podcast is a crossover episode with “Hong Kong on the Brink,” hosted by Jude Blanchette. Mr. Blanchette interviews Bonnie Glaser about the protests in Hong Kong and their impact on Taiwan’s own relations with mainland China. Ms. Glaser explains how the continued unrest might affect Taiwan’s upcoming January 2020 presidential election. She also expands on how views in Taiwan have evolved since the November 2018 local elections and the start of the Hong Kong protests in summer 2019. Ms.

December 31, 2019

Center for Strategic and International Studies

This podcast episode explores the major defeat of the ruling DPP in Taiwan’s recent nine-in-one local elections and what these results mean for the future of cross-Strait relations. Our guest, Dr. Shelley Rigger, explains the current economic and political climate in Taiwan and provides insights into the economic drivers that helped KMT candidates win 15 of Taiwan’s 22 mayoral and county magistrate seats. She also examines Beijing’s response to the election results and how it may use the DPP’s loss to its advantage.

December 6, 2019

The CJS-JSPS Fellowship is for a term of 1-12 months and must begin between June 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. It is open to all fields of the humanities, social sciences, engineering, and the natural sciences. Students who anticipate completing their doctoral degree within 2 years, as well as faculty, post-doctoral fellows and students who completed their doctoral degrees within 6 years of the date the fellowship goes into effect, are eligible.

December 5, 2019

Lihua Zhang, Senior Lecturer and Chinese Language Program Co-Ordinator, and Claire Kramsch, of the University of California, Berkeley have been awarded The Modern Language Association of America’s thirty-fifth Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize for their book, The Multilingual Instructor: What Foreign Language Teachers Say about Their Experience and Why It Matters, published by Oxford University Press. Read More

November 22, 2019

The Center for Chinese Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a one-year full-time postdoctoral fellowship. The term of the appointment is August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021.

Please click here for more information and online application link.

November 19, 2019

November 5, 2019

October 15, 2019

NEON is opening South Korean master filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s latest film PARASITE in San Francisco theaters starting next Friday, October 18th. PARASITE has received widespread critical acclaim and this year became the first South Korean project to ever win the Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.