News

August 5, 2020

Both softcover books and PDF e-books are now available again for purchase through the IEAS online bookstore. The Publication Office’s newest books are on the literatures of Korea and Japan: What is Korean Literature?, by Youngmin Kwon and Bruce Fulton and The Rhetoric of Death and Discipleship in Premodern Japan, by H. Mack Horton.

May 7, 2020

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.

February 18, 2020

Please click here for the conference schedule, and contact Young C Ro (yro@gmu.edu) for further questions.

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.

September 23, 2019

The application period for the 2020 conference is now open. Interested students from all institutions within the U.S. and abroad must complete the online application form below, including upload of one document which contains a description of the the paper topic and its significance (up to 500 words) and a short bio (up to 100 words including current institutional affiliation).

July 1, 2019

The Center for Chinese Studies welcomes Sophie Volpp as the new faculty chair effective July 1, 2019. She is currently Associate Professor and Comparative Literature Chair in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at UC Berkeley.

We would also like to thank prior faculty chair You-tien Hsing for her leadership and support in the past five years.

April 12, 2018

Nicolas Tackett, a History Department faculty member affiliated with the Center for Chinese Studies was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowships in 2018. The awards went to 173 scholars "on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise." 

April 6, 2018

The Center for Chinese Studies would like to recognize Jianye He, librarian for Chinese materials at the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, for her continued excellence in service to the community of China scholars. Many library users -- faculty, students, visiting scholars -- appreciate her care and diligence in finding materials relevant to their research. Thank you, Jianye!

January 22, 2018

The C. V. Starr East Asian Library recently received a gift from Ms. Leying Jiang (UC Davis, M.A. '93) and her husband, Professor Scott Rozelle (B.S. '79), of the newly published reprint of the Wenlan ge siku quanshu 文瀾閣四庫全書.

April 21, 2017

Paul Fonoroff has two rules when it comes to collecting. "You have to be passionate about it," he deadpans. "And it has to be something that no one else is interested in."