UC Berkeley is one of the premier institutions for the study of East Asia in the United States. The Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) at UC Berkeley promotes teaching and research on East Asia in all disciplines and professional programs. The Institute and its regional centers sponsor a wide variety of activities including academic seminars and colloquia series, public lectures, cultural events, and other programs that facilitate appreciation of the multifaceted Pacific Rim. It is the mission of the Institute to foster interaction among the academic, business, and professional communities on issues related to East Asia.
Frequently ranked first in depth and breadth among all such programs in the nation, East Asian Studies at Berkeley is a unique national resource and an invaluable asset for California and the West Coast.
The Institute unites the major East Asian programs on the UC Berkeley campus, including:
* Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)
* Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)
* Center for Korean Studies (CKS)
* Center for Buddhist Studies
* Group in Asian Studies (GAS)
* East Asia National Resource Center (EANRC)
* Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (IUP)
* National Center for K-16 Chinese Language Pedagogy (NCCLP)
The Institute fosters the interdisciplinary study of contemporary and historical East Asia, including the region's relationship to the United States. It draws on a broad spectrum of eminent Berkeley faculty in a variety of areas, including anthropology, architecture, art history, business, economics, East Asian languages and cultures, film studies, geography, history, journalism, law, public health, political science, psychology, social welfare, and sociology. It also partners with communities and organizations outside academia, including business, journalism, government and the world of art and culture, to strengthen teaching and research on East Asia at Berkeley.
IEAS is closely affiliated with the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the East Asian Library, and with the institute, centers, and programs under International and Area Studies.