Center for Japanese Studies

New CJS Chair

July 14, 2020
Professor Junko Habu from the Department of Anthropology is the new CJS Chair effective July 1, 2020. Junko HabuJunko conducts research on human-environmental interaction, human rights, and the long-term sustainability of human cultures and societies in the past and present. The geographic focus of her research is on Japan and East Asia. Using the theoretical framework of historical ecology, her...

CJS Graduate Student Fellowship Application Deadline Extended to April 15

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.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IEAS is assessing feasibility of summer travel abroad. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include...

JASC 2020 - Application Deadline Extended

February 3, 2020
Deadline Extended: March 1, 2020JASC 2020 Logo 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. The...

Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement

January 13, 2020
Shinjo Ito Postdoc Scholar

With the generous support of the Shinnyo-en Foundation, the Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a full-time postdoctoral research fellowship with the possibility of teaching. The term of the appointment is August 1, 2020, to July 31, 2022.

The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D.'s, providing time to pursue their research along with the opportunity to take part in regular events and workshops offered by the Centers for Japanese and Buddhist Studies. The fellow will deliver a...

CJS - JSPS Fellowship AY 2020-2021 Application Period is Now Open

December 6, 2019

The CJS-JSPS Fellowship is for a term of 1-12 months and must begin between June 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. It is open to all fields of the humanities, social sciences, engineering, and the natural sciences. Students who anticipate completing their doctoral degree within 2 years, as well as faculty, post-doctoral fellows and students who completed their doctoral degrees within 6 years of the date the fellowship goes into effect, are eligible.

Applications should be sent to CJS at...

New book from Professor H. Mack Horton and IEAS Publications

November 5, 2019

Rhetoric of Death

The Death of Sōgi (Sōgi shūenki, 1502), by Sōchō, and The Death of Master Bashō (Bashō-ō shūenki, 1694), by Kikaku, are among the most important death accounts in the premodern Japanese literary corpus. Written by preeminent disciples of the poets, these accounts provide vital information about the careers of two of Japan’s most iconic literary figures and their...

JASC 2020 - Applications Now Open!

October 1, 2019
Deadline: February 1, 2020JASC 2020 Logo The Center for Japanese Studiesgrants 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. The...

Professor Emerita Mary Elizabeth Berry Receives Award for Scholarly Distinction from the American Historical Association

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.

Congratulations, Professor Berry...