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.
April 8, 2021
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 28, 2021
[Aspects of Japanese Studies] Archaeology and Landscape in Japan's Kofun Period: Examining the Past to Protect the Future
February 17, 2021
Anna Nielsen, UC Berkeley Student
January 25, 2021
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!
January 5, 2021
December 31, 2020
Webinar Series - Aging in Asia: Ethical and Policy Issues in Healthy Aging and End of Life Care Across the Asia-Pacific Region
September 9 – 23, 2020, every Wednesday
December 11, 2020
IEAS has joined Project MUSE to offer our e-books to libraries and other institutions. The first two titles are now available and more will be added in the coming months. The e-books are accessible through institutional subscription.
December 1, 2020
Japan America Student Conference Scholarships
Deadline: December 31, 2020
The Center for Japanese Studies grants full scholarships to the Japan-American Student Conference(link is external) for Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students. Awards are open to any full-time student with an interest in Japan.
August 21, 2020
August 18, 2020
CSEAS has awarded Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for the 2020-21 academic year to Alan Yeh (French) to study Vietnamese, and to three incoming graduate students: Christian Gilberti (South & Southeast Asian Studies) will study Burmese and Daniel Owen (South & Southeast Asian Studies) and Jennifer Silver (Anthropology) will study Indonesian. Rose Marie Schweis (South & Southeast Asian Studies) received an undergraduate FLAS award to study Thai.
August 5, 2020
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Korean Studies, tenure track, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021.
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.
August 3, 2020
Our own Franck Billé (Program Director for the Tang Center for Silk Road Studies) is the editor of the new edited volume Voluminous States: Sovereignty, Materiality, and the Territorial Imagination (Duke University Press, 2020), with chapter contributions from UC Berkeley faculty (Prof. Aihwa Ong) and graduate students (including Lisa Min).
July 14, 2020
Professor Junko Habu from the Department of Anthropology is the new CJS Chair effective July 1, 2020.
July 1, 2020
Prof. Nancy Lee Peluso is the new Chair of the Center for Southeast Asia Studies, following Prof. Aihwa Ong who served as interim chair for 2019-20. Prof. Peluso will serve as CSEAS Chair until June 30, 2024.