Providing leadership, coordination and support for East Asian studies at the University of Southern California since 1975.

Upcoming Event: 2014 KSI/SCA Korean Film Festival

SATURDAY-SUNDAY | SEPTEMBER 6-7 | Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
EASC is co-sponsoring the 2014 KSI/SCA Korean Film Festival thanks to our Title VI NRC funds. It is a two-day event that will feature Comrade Kim Goes Flying (2012), followed by a panel discussion with the co-directors Nicholas Bonner and Anja Daelemans. For a full schedule and film synopses, please visit the official event page.

Event Wrap: EASC Manuscript Review for Clinton Godart

Three hours of intense discussion and critique later, the EASC Manuscript Review for Clinton Godart, Assistant Professor of History, Religion, and East Asian Languages and Cultures, closed to great success last Monday, August 18, 2014. The event provided Professor Godart with feedback on his new book manuscript Overcoming Darwin: Evolutionary Theory and Religion in Modern Japanese Thought (1868-1970). More Info

Global East Asia 2014 Blogs

This summer, EASC sent another 40 undergraduate students to China, Japan, and Korea on our Global East Asia scholarship study-abroad program. Each of the three cohorts blogged about their time in China, Japan, and Korea, also picked up by USC Dornsife Instagram (see here: 1 & 2). Please visit the three links below to see photos and read about each student's experience studying, living and traveling in China, Japan and Korea!

>Global East Asia China
>Global East Asia Japan
>Global East Asia Korea

Changes are coming to the Global East Asia program so please stay tuned for the Summer 2015 Information Sessions! 


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In the AUGUST 25, 2014 issue:

>Welcome Back
>Upcoming Event: 2014 KSI/SCA Korean Film Festival
>Event Wrap: Clinton Godart Manuscript Review
>Follow EASC
>Events Around USC


So You Think You Know Chinese Film: Beyond Jackie Chan and Crouching Tiger
August 27, 2014
Co-founder of Hippo Reads Kaitlin Solimine (EAAS MA) featured Katherine Chu (EAAS MA and POIR PhD), who curated a list of Chinese films from a course taught by Prof. Stan Rosen, EASC affiliated faculty.

The Many Faces of Buddhism
July 10, 2014
Students in Lori Meeks’ “Introduction to Buddhist Literature” Maymester class visit the Zenshūji Sōtō Mission, a Japanese Sōtō Zen Buddhist temple in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo district.

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