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March 2, 2015

The Haas Junior Scholars Program for Doctoral Candidates at the Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) allows Berkeley PhD candidates from various disciplines in East Asian studies to come together for twice-monthly meetings of Doctoral Candidate Working Groups during the academic year to discuss perspectives, methodological approaches, empirical research and original findings centered on their dissertation projects. Participants are expected to share draft chapters of research in progress and to receive feedback from peers.

February 2, 2015

Dylan Davis, Program Director for CKS since 2011, will be be leaving IEAS in late February to become the Asia Foundation's new Country Representative in Korea. Dylan has been a tireless promoter of Korean studies at Berkeley and a wonderful colleague to all, and we will miss his enthusiasm and good cheer in Berkeley. His new position with the Asia Foundation will allow him to bring his talents to a larger stage, where he will help develop programs focusing on Korea's efforts to expand and deepen international development cooperation and knowledge-sharing within the Asia-Pacific region.

January 1, 2015

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, Professor Emeritus James Bosson, who taught Mongolian and Tibetan in the Department of Oriental Languages (now the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures) from 1963 until 1996, was awarded the Order of the Polar Star Medal of Mongolia for his contributions to Mongolian studies in the United States. The author of a standard language textbook of Mongolian and several scholarly works on Mongolian culture, Professor Bosson trained many of the Mongolianists active in the field today.

The 15th issue of IEAS's open-access, interactive e-journal Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review is now available online.

The 13th issue of IEAS's open-access, interactive e-journal "Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review" is now available online.

Please read the co-editors' Note to Readers for a description of the contents, or cross-currents. This issue features China-related research articles on topics including scouting, wartime cartoons, patriotic music, copper mining, and gardens. Along with book reviews, the December issue also features a photo essay, "Tibet in the 1930s: Theos Bernard's Legacy at UC Berkeley."

December 1, 2014

John Lie, ed. Transnational Korea 1. IEAS Publications. | The Center for Korean Studies is pleased to announce the publication of the first title in the "Transnational Korea" series, the first English-language book of its kind to address multiculturalism in South Korea.

October 1, 2014

John Lie. UC Press. | This book seeks at once to describe and explain the emergence of export-oriented South Korean popular music and to make sense of larger South Korean economic and cultural transformations.

September 2, 2014

The 12th issue of IEAS's open-access, interactive e-journal Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review is now available online.

We're delighted to report that IEAS has been awarded both the National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies grants for the 2014-18 cycle. These Title VI grants will provide $220K in NRC program funds and $253.5K in FLAS fellowships for students (both academic year and summer). This amounts to $473,500 per year for East Asian studies at Berkeley, or $1,894,000 over the next four years.

July 1, 2014

After 29 years at Fulton and Kittredge in Berkeley, IEAS has moved to sparkling new quarters. Our new address is 1995 University Avenue at the corner of University and Milvia (just 3 blocks from the west entrance of the campus, current home of Berkeley Extension). Our offices are located on the penthouse level, in suites 510 and 520.

June 2, 2014

The 11th issue of IEAS's open-access, interactive e-journal Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review is now available online.

May 1, 2014

Update: A memorial service honoring Professor Emeritus James Cahill has been scheduled for Saturday May 10, 2014, 3:30 p.m., at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Gund Theater, at 2625 Durant Avenue. A reception will follow.

Dylan Davis, program director of the Center for Korean Studies, was awarded a fellowship to the U.S.-Korea Scholar-Policymaker Nexus, a Mansfield Foundation/Korea Foundation fellowship program for Korea specialists making long-term contributions to the U.S.-Korea relationship. The two-year program provides opportunities for mid-career Korea specialists to discuss issues of importance to US-Korea relations with policymakers, government officials, and opinion leaders in Korea and the United States.

March 3, 2014

The 10th issue of IEAS's open-access, interactive e-journal Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review is now available online.

Read the co-editors' Note to Our Readers for a description of the contents, or visit https://cross‑currents.berkeley.edu/e‑journal/ issue‑10(link is external).

February 17, 2014

James Cahill, Berkeley Professor Emeritus of Art History and one of the world's foremost scholars of Chinese painting, died at his home in Berkeley on February 14, 2014.

January 1, 2014

The May 2014 print issue of Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review is available. Volume 3, No. 1 features articles on the themes of "The Globalization of K-pop: Local and Transnational Articulations of South Korean Popular Music" and "New Research on Colonial Korea," along with six review essays about recent publications in Asian Studies and two reviews of new Asian language publications.

Hong Yung Lee, ed. Research Papers and Policy Studies 46. IEAS Publications. | This volume examines similar institutions in similar functional areas in China, Japan, and South Korea. To understand the findings, the authors suggest "institutional templates," a framework that considers the ways in which each country is oriented toward authority, exchange, and networks.

The November 2013 print issue of Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review is available. Volume 2, No. 2 features articles on the themes of "Urban Chinese Living," "Law, Politics, and Society in Republican China," and "Bordering China: Modernity and Sustainability," along with four review essays about recent publications in Asian Studies. Click here to see the Table of Contents. To purchase single volumes of Cross-Currents, or to subscribe, please visit the University of Hawai'i Press website..

The 9th issue of IEAS's open-access, interactive e-journal "Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review" is now available online.

Special issue: "The Globalization of K-pop: Local and Transnational Articulations of South Korean Popular Music," guest edited by John Lie (UC Berkeley)

Photo essay: "Dance of Anguish: Poetic Texts from 1920 Korea"

October 21, 2013

The 8th issue of IEAS's interactive e-journal "Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review" is now online.

Special issue: "Bordering China: Modernity and Sustainability"

Read the co-editors’ Note to Our Readers for a description of the contents, or visit https://cross-currents.berkeley.edu/e-journal/issue-8(link is external).