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May 1, 2014

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.

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"

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.

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).

October 14, 2013

BERKELEY — On a campus already well known for its scholarship in Korean culture, language, and literature, a new $3 million gift from Samsung Electronics announced today (October 2, 2013) promises to solidify the University of California, Berkeley, as a global center in this field for years to come.

The gift will allow UC Berkeley to strengthen its teaching and research at the Center for Korean Studies (CKS) and the Institute of East Asian Studies, at a time of rising worldwide interest in everything from the history and politics of Korea to its current cinema and pop music.

October 2, 2013

On a campus already well known for its scholarship in Korean culture, language, and literature, a new $3 million gift from Samsung Electronics announced today (October 2, 2013) promises to solidify the University of California, Berkeley, as a global center in this field for years to come.

August 12, 2013

Joyce Kislitzin Kallgren, who previously held positions as Editor of Asian Survey, Chair of the Center for Chinese Studies, and Associate Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies, passed away on August 3, 2013.

June 17, 2013

The 7th issue of IEAS's interactive e-journal "Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review" is now online.

Special issue: "Law, Society, and Politics in Republican China"

Read the co-editors’  Note to our Readers for a description of the contents, or visit https://cross-currents.berkeley.edu/e-journal/issue-7(link is external).

April 2, 2013

The 6th issue of IEAS's interactive e-journal Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review is now online.

March 1, 2013

Mday March 22, is World Water Day. We invite you or any of your colleagues to submit manuscripts dealing with water in contemporary Asian politics for possible publication in a special issue of Asian Survey.

February 1, 2013

The fifth issue of IEAS's interactive e-journal Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review is now online. This is a special issue devoted to the theme of "Transcolonial Film Coproductions in the Japanese Empire: Antinomies in the Colonial Archive" (guest edited by Takashi Fujitani (U Toronto) and Nayoung Aimee Kwon (Duke University). The issue also features book review essays and a photo essay about historical Changchun.

January 1, 2013

Wen-hsin Yeh, ed. Korea Research Monograph 36. IEAS Publications. | By drawing attention to mobility in subjectivity—to the contested nature of subjectivity in the processes of mobility—this volume seeks to connect the experiences of the Korean diaspora with those of the homeland, thereby enriching an understanding of Korean nationalism from its flip side.

The May 2013 issue of Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review is available. Volume 2, No. 1 features articles on the theme of "Transcolonial Film Coproductions in the Japanese Empire: Antinomies in the Colonial Archive" and 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 Center for Japanese Studies, in partnership with the Institute of East Asian Studies, announces its Japan-America Student Conference scholarships for Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students. Awards are open to any full-time UC Berkeley student with an interest in Japan.

The 65th JASC Conference will take place in Kyoto, Iwate, Tokyo, and Nagasaki from July 29 to August 24, 2013.

The Dr. C.F. Koo and Cecilia Koo Chair endowment was established in 2008 at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Koo was a distinguished business leader and statesman who led the Taiwan-based Pan-Asian Group, and who served as senior advisor to successive presidents of Taiwan. As Chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation, he also helped to arrange the first direct talks between Taiwan and the People's Republic of China.

November 1, 2012

Barry Eichengreen. Dwight H. Perkins. Kwanho Shin. Harvard East Asian Monographs 350. Harvard University Press. | From Miracle to Maturity offers a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative analysis of the growth of the Korean economy, starting with the aggregate sources of growth (growth of the labor force, the stock of capital, and productivity) and then delving deeper into the roles played by structural change, exports, foreign investment, and financial development.