Center for Chinese Studies
Founded in 1957, the Center for Chinese Studies is now one of the most active and respected research centers in the nation.
Research sponsored by the Center focuses on Chinese culture and society in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other countries. Over 70 core faculty members in twenty-five departments on the Berkeley campus are affiliated with the Center. The current research and outreach agenda of the Center for Chinese Studies focuses on the humanities, social sciences, and the professional schools.
The Center puts on a full program of public activities each semester, including lectures, colloquia, film screenings, performances, and scholarly conferences. These include a regular colloquium series, the annual Elvera Kwang Siam Lim Memorial Lecture, conference organized by Berkeley faculty and graduate students, and a variety of events cosponsored with other units on campus.
CCS also hosts individual visiting scholars from many countries who are doing research on China. The Center provides annual research grants to Berkeley faculty in Chinese studies, and hosts a postdoctoral fellowship in Chinese studies. CCS also offers various forms of support for graduate student research on every aspect of Chinese studies, and across many different disciplines.