News

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.

October 20, 2020

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area and international studies. These fellowships are funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The application deadline is Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Full details and the application portal are available at the Graduate Division FLAS website.

August 21, 2020

The Los Angeles Review of Books posted a review this week of our recently published book, What Is Korean Literature? by Professor Youngmin Kwon and Professor Bruce Fulton.

What Is Korean Literature? is available to purchase here.



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 13, 2020

CSEAS is pleased to announce that it is a founding member of the newly-established Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies (GETSEA) consortium. The consortium has been awarded a $275,000 grant by the Henry Luce Foundation through its Luce Initiative on Southeast Asia (LuceSEA).

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.


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.

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.

June 30, 2020

"Imported" Feminism and "Indigenous" Queerness: From Backlash to Transphobic Feminism in Transnational Japanese Context (Lecture)
January 27, 2020
Colloquium
Speaker:
Akiko Shimizu, University of Tokyo

June 5, 2020

June 2, 2020

CSEAS affiliated faculty Prof. Khatharya Um has received this year's Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity, presented to a UC Berkeley faculty member who has "an extraordinary record of accomplishment in advancing equity, inclusion and diversity through their scholarship, research, teaching, and public or university service." The award

May 7, 2020

May 5, 2020

April 29, 2020

Asian Survey’s March/April 2020 issue (60:2) is out, and, like all University of California Press journals, it is being made available to the public via open access through the end of June.

https://as.ucpress.edu/

The issue features a three-article series on political representation,  headlined by a paper on Authoritarianism, Authority, and Representation by the distinguished democratic theorist Adam Przeworski.

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.

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 (yro@gmu.edu) for further questions.