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.
"Normativity and Nations: 'Japanese' Literature in Brazil" a talk by Professor Ted Mack, University of Washington
"From Eighteen Scholars to Four Accomplishments: Images of Scholars in China and Japan" a talk by Christina Yu Yu, Director of the USC Pacific Asia Museum
November 5, 2014 from 5-6:00 pm THH 102
"Race and Black Humor: A Planetary Perspective" a talk by Professor Tatsumi Takayuki, Keio University
Rountable discussion with author Nakamura Fuminori
Early Korean Art talk by Professor Youn-mi Kim, Yale University
"Compiling Career Advice for a Successful Court Attendant: Woman and Sociality in The Murasaki Shikibu Diary" with Carolina Negri, Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy
"Roulette City" film screening and discussion with writer/director Thomas Lim
International Symposium "Ideas of Asia in the Museum"
Invited talk by Professor, Writer, and Poet Suga Keijiro, Meiji University
January 29, 2014, details TBA
Early Modern Japanese Illustrated Book Workshop
February 12-13, 2014, details TBA
"Memory, Moment, and Mobility in East Asia" East Asian Languages & Cultures Graduate Student Conference
Department of East Asian
Languages and Cultures
University of Southern California
3501 Trousdale Parkway
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