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 11, 2019
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
September 30, 2019
In two new "Editor Notes", Uk Heo discusses his plans for Asian Survey.
September 24, 2019
From 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
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
Prof. Aihwa Ong is the new Chair of the Center for Southeast Asia Studies, following Prof. Pheng Cheah who has completed his five-year term. Prof. Ong will serve as CSEAS Chair until June 30, 2020, when she will be succeeded by Prof. Nancy Lee Peluso (Environmental Science, Policy & Management).
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.
June 25, 2019
CSEAS has awarded Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) graduate student fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year to Jennifer Duque (Ethnic Studies) and Aaron Gatdula (City & Regional Planning) to study Filipino, Ngoc-Mai Phan (Ethnic Studies) to study Vietnamese, and Justin Weinstock (Anthropology) to study Thai. Chyrylle Digsay (South & Southeast Asian Studies and Legal Studies) received an undergraduate FLAS award to study Filipino.
May 7, 2019
The CJS-JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Fellowship Award provides opportunities for both pre- and postdoctoral students from the University of California, Berkeley to conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in Japanese universities and other research institutions under the guidance of a host sponsor. The fellowship is for a term of 1-12 months, and is open to all fields of the humanities, social sciences, engineering, and the natural sciences.
April 17, 2019
February 22, 2019
IEAS is pleased to announce the publication of the new edited volume, Zainichi Literature: Japanese Writings by Ethnic Koreans (Transnational Korea 3), edited by John Lie. This collection of translated works highlights a selection of writings in translation by Zainichi (diasporic Koreans in Japan).
February 11, 2019
Deadline Extended: February 27
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.
November 30, 2018
The Japan Foreign Minister’s Commendations are awarded to individuals and groups with outstanding achievements in international fields, to acknowledge their contributions to the promotion of friendship between Japan and other countries and areas. This year, we are pleased to announce that Professor Steven Vogel, the Il Han Professor in Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science, has been chosen as a recipient of this award.