The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the languages, literatures, and cultures of China, Korea, and Japan from the premodern to contemporary periods.
Located in Los Angeles, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California offers unparalleled access to institutional, cultural, and intellectual resources for the study of East Asia. Within the university, the department enjoys support from the East Asian Studies Center, the Korean Studies Institute, the USC School of Cinema Arts, the Center for Japanese Religions and Culture, the Center for Feminist Research, the Center for Law, History, and Culture, and the Visual Studies Graduate Certificate Program. We also maintain close ties with other research universities and institutions in Southern California.
Throughout this site, you will find current information on our faculty, courses we teach, our undergraduate and graduate programs, and relevant resources and links.
Japanese Buddhist Chanting (Shomyo) and Shirabyoshi Performance
Overcoming Darwin: Evolutionary Theory in Japan (1868-1970) Manuscript Review for Professor Clinton Godart
Two Painterly Requiems for the Nuclear Weapons Over the Pacific, 1945-1954
New Directions in Medieval Japan Studies: A Workshop
Five Features of Korean Three Kingdoms Period Architecture & How They Relate to China
From Ground Zero to Degree Zero: Akira as Origin and Oblivion
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
University of Southern California
Taper Hall 356
Los Angeles, California
Phone: (213) 740 - 3707
We are currently accepting applications for the following full-time and part-time positions:
Full-time Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer Position in Korean literature and culture
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer Positions in literature and culture
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer Positions in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Language
Congratulations to Professor Sunyoung Park who has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
We are proud to welcome Dr. Seung-Ah Lee, who will be taking over Professor Sunyoung Park's fall and spring '14-15 classes while she is on sabbatical.
Welcome to our new Chinese language lecturer Xiang Jian.
Congratulations to Dr. Iris Wang on successfully defending her dissertation, and to Haiwei Liu, Amanda Kennell, and Tori Pinto Montrose on passing their qualifying exams and advancing to candidacy this Spring '14.
Congratulations to Amanda Kennell for being named recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Digital Humanities Fellowship (2014-2016).
Congratulations to Keisha Brown, Nate Heneghan, Kate Page-Lippsmeyer, and Di Luo for being named recipients of USC Graduate School Advanced Fellowships.
Congratulations to Keisha Brown for being named recipient of the 2014-15 Center for Transpacific Studies Research Grant, and Kate Page-Lippsmeyer for being named recipient of a Summer 2014 Center for the Transpacific Studies Research Grant.
Congratulations to Yunji Park, and Amanda Kennell for being named recipient of a Summer 2014 Visual Studies Research Institute Summer Research Grant
Congratulations to Haiwei Liu for being named recipient of a Summer 2014 Gold Family Graduate Fellowship, and to Di Luo for being named recipient of a 2014 Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies Fellowship.
Congratulations to Victoria Pinto Montrose for being named recipient of a 2014-2016 Blakemore Foundation Fellowship.
Congratulations to Amanda Kennell, Nicolette Lee, and Chad Walker for being named recipients of the 2014 ACE-Nikaido Fellowships.
Congratulations to Yunwen Gao for being named recipient of the 2014 Tsai Family Fellowship.
Congratulations to Nate Heneghan, Iris Wang, and Yunwen Gao for receiving 2014 Provost's Travel Grants.
Congratulations to Heeyoung Ahn, Nate Heneghan, Yunji Park, and Wooseok Kang for being named recipients of the 2014 Sejong Society Research Award.
Congratulations to Yunji Park for receiving the 2014 KSI Summer Field Grant.