"The Beauty of Hangeul" © Philippe and Delph Pogg


80th Anniversary Event on Hangul Day
2023 marks its 80th anniversary and we would like to commemorate and celebrate the significance of this milestone by bringing together the parties concerned, including the Korean learners at Berkeley, at our Hangul Day (Oct. 9th) event: “Legacy and Progress: Celebrating 80 Years of Korean Language Program at UC Berkeley”.  You can check this all day event program with exciting contests information here.

New East Asian Humanities major in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures officially launched this semester
Please read more here.

Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch Fellowship
Administered by the ASUC and funded by the F.Y.Chang Foundation, the Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch Fellowship is a prestigious two-year pilot project to support undergraduate students' independent research in International Relations and East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley. For program information and the application deadline, please see more here.
Associate Professor Weihong Bao appointed to the Pamela P. Fong and Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies. Please see more here.
Lecturer Pool: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese
The department of East Asian Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications to the pool for  non-tenure track lecturer positions to teach courses in introductory, intermediate and advanced Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese should the need arise. Please see the posting here.
Internship Opportunity from the National Science and Technology Council in Taiwan
This international internship pilot program pairs students with researchers from many different fields in Taiwan. Bachelors, Masters and PhD students are all welcome to apply! Please read more here.
2023 Korean Literature Essay Contest 
Arranged by the Korean Language Program within the East Asian Languages and Cultures department and supported by the Center for Korean Studies, we are happy to announce the second annual Korean Literature Essay Contest. This contest is open exclusively to attending undergraduate and graduate students at UC Berkeley who are interested in Korea and Korean literature. The book for this year's contest is "Cursed Bunny (저주 토끼)" by Bora Jung (정보라), a collection of short stories. Participants are invited to submit an original essay that addresses at least two short stories from the collection, including "Cursed Bunny," in an insightful and thought-provoking manner. Please refer to the contest guidelines for further instructions on essay requirements and submissions.