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June 19, 2024

CKS has a new open position for a part time Program Coordinator.

April 17, 2024

Lowell Dittmer, professor of Chinese Politics and former Chair of the Center for Chinese Studies (1979-1983), died April 15th, 2024.  He was a member of the Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley from 1978 until his retirement in 2022. He remained an active scholar and most recently published an edited volume, "China's Political Economy in the Xi Jinping Epoch."  A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, April 26 at 1:00pm at Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit Street, Oakland 94609.

April 13, 2024

March 27, 2024

An excerpt from Unyong-jon:  A Love Affair at the Royal Palace of Choson Korea was recently published in Korean Literature Now, the magazine of the Literature Translation Institute of Korea.  You can get a taste of this classic Korean tale here, in the Inkstone section:

March 1, 2024

February 2, 2024

The Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) is pleased to announce that Professor Penny Edwards has agreed to serve as the Institute’s new Director. As of January 1, Edwards assumed her new position from Professor Robert Sharf, who stepped down as Interim Director after a highly successful year.

January 23, 2024

Wei Hai-Min and Her Personae: Jingju in Our Time

Friday, October 27, 2023

Goldman Theater, David Brower Center, Berkeley

Interpretation: Bi-qi Beatrice Lei

Wei Hai Min traveled to North America as a 2023 Asian Cultural Council Fellow.

November 30, 2023

The most recent 36 titles published by IEAS are available here, to those with institutional access:

More titles to follow!

November 27, 2023

Junko Habu headshotThe Fellows of the California Academy of Sciences are a governing group of more than 500 distinguished scientists and other leaders who have made notable contributions to scientific research, education, and communication.

November 7, 2023

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.