News

January 1, 2008

The Institute of East Asia Studies is pleased to announce a call for graduate student participation in three interdisciplinary projects aimed at strengthening Korean studies on the Berkeley campus, funded by an institutional grant from the Academy of Korean Studies.

December 1, 2007

The Center for Korean Studies announces its 2008-2009 Koret Foundation fellowship for continuing graduate students in Korean studies. This award is open to graduate students in any department specializing in a field related to Korean studies.

The Koret Foundation Fellowship may be combined with other fellowships or sources of student support.

July 1, 2007

A recent article in the UC Berkeley NewsCenter notes that Chancellor Robert Birgeneau was the featured guest on "Eastern Horizon: Top Talk," a Chinese talk show featuring face-to-face interviews with foreign dignitaries, heads of state, industry leaders, and other prominent figures. During the program, which aired on China's largest national TV network, China Central Television (CCTV), producer and host Shui Junyi interviewed Birgeneau about the campus's mission as a public university, his career, and former UC Berkeley Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien.

A recent article in the UC Berkeley NewsCenter notes that Chancellor Robert Birgeneau was the featured guest on "Eastern Horizon: Top Talk," a Chinese talk show featuring face-to-face interviews with foreign dignitaries, heads of state, industry leaders, and other prominent figures. During the program, which aired on China's largest national TV network, China Central Television (CCTV), producer and host Shui Junyi interviewed Birgeneau about the campus's mission as a public university, his career, and former UC Berkeley Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien.

An article about Duncan Williams' research on the role of Buddhism in American internment camps makes UCB headlines.

December 1, 2006

A scholarship fund has been created honoring the life and work of Fred Wakeman. For more information, see the announcement from David Hollinger.

October 31, 2004

After twenty four years as Editor of IEAS Publications, Joanne Sandstrom retires on June 28. During her distinguished career Joanne applied her expert editing skills and knowledge of academic book production to bring to fruition literally hundreds of titles in the Institute's China, Japan and Korea Research Monograph Series, the Research Papers and Policy Studies, and other ongoing Institute publications.

April 30, 2004

Jane Kaneko, IEAS Business Officer, will retire in late June after almost forty years of service to the university. Jane has worked at the Institute of East Asian Studies since its inception in 1978. Before that time she worked at the Center for Chinese Studies, for Health Sciences, and at University Extension. In her twenty six years at IEAS, Jane has been responsible for nearly all the business functions of the Institute, including fiscal management, personnel, and payroll. She has seen the Institute through times of enormous growth and change.

IEAS announces its 2004-2005 fellowship competition for continuing graduate students in East Asian Studies. Approximately ten competitive awards of up to $6000 are available. Successful applicants should propose a coherent plan of research/study that will result in tangible progress towards their graduate degree. Applications are due Wednesday, April 21, 2004.

January 1, 2004

IEAS announces a new program for mid-career professionals in business, law, government, industry and related fields to become Fellows at the Institute in order to broaden their perspectives on East Asia and to pursue their career development goals through the resources available at Berkeley.

September 2, 2003

On September 2, the Center for Japanese Studies hosted Japan's blue-ribbon commission on constitutional reform, which is conducting research into revising the constitution, including considering the possibility of revising Article 9 that states that Japan will not maintain military forces or other war potential. Two articles on this event appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle:

September 1, 2003

Joan Kask, who has been Assistant Director at IEAS for fifteen years, has been promoted to the position of Assistant Dean at International and Area Studies at the University. The Dean of International and Area Studies oversees IEAS and all other international programs on campus, including all of the Title VI centers, International and Area Studies Teaching Programs, the Berkeley Program for Study Abroad, Services for International Students and Scholars, and International House.

March 14, 2003

On March 14 and 15, 2003, the Institute of East Asian Studies hosted an international meeting occurred on our campus that brought together delegates from North Korea and ten other countries. Sponsored by the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asian Pacific [CSCAP], its purpose was to discuss growing nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula. The meeting included dignitaries from North Korea, including their U.N. ambassador to the United Nations. UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Berdahl interviewed IEAS Director T.J.

February 3, 2003

August 1, 2002

The Institute of East Asian Studies was pleased to host the Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) during August 8-12, 2002, for a portion of its 54th conference. Former IEAS Director Robert Scalapino is a member of the JASC National Advisory Committee.

May 1, 2002

UC Berkeley has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Freeman Foundation for the promotion of undergraduate education in Asian studies.