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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 8, 2019

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are awarded at UC Berkeley annually on a competitive basis for the academic year and for summer study.

 

November 6, 2019

The Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA announce a Call For Papers for a joint conference that will be held April 24-25, 2020 at UCLA. The theme of the conference is Ethnic and Community Identity in Southeast Asia. The conference chair is Prof. George Dutton, Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures at UCLA, and Director of UCLA's Center for Southeast Asian Studies. The keynote speaker will be announced in early 2020.

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.

October 14, 2019

Mu Sochua gave a CSEAS-sponsored talk on campus on October 30 on the role of women in Cambodian politics. Sochua is the Vice-President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in charge of Foreign Affairs and Public Relations. Formerly, she served as Minister of Women and Veterans' Affairs in Cambodia’s coalition government from 1998 to 2004, and was also a member of Cambodia’s National Assembly, representing Battambang. Sochua left Cambodia in 2017 following a crackdown on opposition leaders and civil society, and the forcible dissolution of CNRP by the Hun Sen government.

October 11, 2019

This special issue on “Beyond Comparison: Japan and Its Colonial Empire in Transimperial Relations," guest edited by Satoshi Mizutani (Doshisha University), brings together four research articles whose themes include the nature of the colonial protectorate in the British and French empires, linguistic and education policies in the German Empire, French colonialism in Indochina during the Second World War, and the anti-British activities of Indian nationalists in exile.This is not just another collection of

October 8, 2019

In 1984 the American Historical Association (AHA) Council established the American Historical Association Award for Scholarly Distinction to honor senior historians and their lifetime achievements in the United States. We are pleased to announce that Professor Emerita Mary Elizabeth Berry has been selected as a winner for the 2019 prize. 

October 1, 2019

The 13th Korea-America Student Conference is now accepting applications for their June 29 - July 22 program in 2020.
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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.

September 30, 2019

In two new "Editor Notes", Uk Heo discusses his plans for Asian Survey.

September 24, 2019

Quaint, Exquisite Book CoverFrom the opening of trade with Britain in the 1850s, Japan occupied a unique and contradictory place in the Victorian imagination, regarded as both a rival empire and a cradle of exquisite beauty. Quaint, Exquisite explores the enduring impact of this dramatic encounter, showing how the rise of Japan led

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).

September 14, 2019

The Korea Times covered our recent event on Sept. 12th with guest speaker Chairman Sung Joo Han! Read the article in Korean shared here.

August 29, 2019

We are now accepting applications for the last of three planned workshops funded by the Japan Foundation.

July 23, 2019

This special issue on “Buddhist Art in Mongolia,” guest edited by Uranchimeg Tsultemin, brings together four research articles and two photos essays that address the specific qualities of Mongolian Buddhist artworks by placing them in the historical, political, and social context of Inner Asia, and specifically the Tibet-Mongolia interface.

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.