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

Happy Holidays!

Thank you to everyone who celebrated the end of the semester at our joint luau-themed holiday party with the USC Korean Studies Institute. PHOTOS 

Best Wishes for a wonderful holiday season from the East Asian Studies Center! We look forward to seeing you again in the new year. 

David Kang, Director
Grace Ryu, Associate Director
Jier Dong, Program Specialist
Alex Wroblewski, Program Officer
Isobel Brown, Student Staff
Grace Liu, Student Staff

EASC Applications Deadlines

Korean Shaman Performance and Event


USC Pacific Asia Museum introduces a unique two-day, free program about Korean shamanism featuring preeminent practitioner Kim Keum-hwa, a shaman whose performance was designated an "Important Intangible Cultural Property of Korea" in 1985. The program will feature a screening of the critically acclaimed movie based on her biography, Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits. with a Q&A with Kim, and a performance with her musicians in the courtyard at USC Pacific Asia Museum. 

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EASC Manuscript Review for Professor Yu Hong

FRIDAY | JANUARY 23 | 2:00 - 5:00 PM | Ahn House
Leading scholars in the fields of Communications and Asian studies will discuss a new book manuscript by Yu Hong, Assistant Professor of Communications, entitled Network Nation: Communication and Economic Restructuring in China. Manuscript discussants include Zhongdang Pan, Professor of Communication Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Eric Harwit, Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
RSVP REQUIRED. Please RSVP well in advance to allow for adequate time to read through the manuscript. 
Event Flyer | More about the EASC Manuscript Review

Ideas of Asia in the Museum - An International Symposium

This event will bring together a group of distinguished scholars and museum curators to examin the collecting and display of Asian art in relation to different conceptualizations of Asia that gained currency in the cultural and geopolitical milieu of the modern world. The symposium is jointly organized by the Department of Art History and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, sponsored by the USC East Asian Studies Center and Korean Studies Institute. Event Flyer

Career Fest 2015: East Asia Career Panel

WEDNESDAY | JANUARY 28 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | STU B3
Want to use East Asian language and area studies skills in your future job but not sure how? Come learn about different career options from our panel of experts! All USC students are welcome.

Please join us for the third annual East Asia Career Panel as a part of USC Career Fest 2015. Our impressive alumni panelists come from East Asia-related professions in both the private and public sectors. The panel will be followed by a Q&A and networking opportunity. RSVP

EASC Grad Forum 2: Public Speaking for Non-Native Speakers

MONDAY | JANUARY 26 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM | AHN HOUSE
Saori Katada
, Associate Professor of International Relations, and Meiling Cheng, Associate Professor of Theatre/Critical Studies and English, will lead a workshop on professional public speaking for graduate students who are non-native speakers of English. Good public speaking skills are important for a career in academia, and non-native English speakers often face unique challenges when giving presentations. This talk will address these issues and provide advice specifically to graduate students who are not native English speakers on how to present well in an academic setting. RSVP

EASC Grad Forum 3: Work-Life Balance & Time Management

MONDAY | FEBRUARY 2 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM | AHN HOUSE
It can sometimes seem as if professional success can only come at the price of personal sacrifice. Academia in particular has a set of unique dynamics and demands that can make it appear difficult to navigate both work and life. This seminar will introduce some basic time management and work-life balance skills that can help ameliorate those tensions. Priorities, publishing, tenure and beyond, and the issue of family and children are among the topics to be covered. 
This seminar will be presented by Professor David Kang, Director of EASC & KSI. RSVP


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Be sure to visit our upcoming events page to see all of the events organized and co-sponsored by EASC this semester!

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In the December 15, 2014 issue:

>Happy Holidays
>USC Dornsife College Awards
>Event Wrap: EASC-KSI Holiday Party
>EASC Application Deadlines
>Save the Dates: EASC Spring 2015 Events


Will Chinese Replace English as the Global Language?
December 13, 2014
Voices of America quoted Clayton Dube, the head of the USC US-China Institute, about whether Chinese could overcome English as the world's international language.

The Last POW: The Story of an 85-Year Old 'Enemy Spy'
December 8, 2014
CNN posted excerpts from The Last POW by Mike Chinoy of the USC US-China Institute, detailing his account of Korean War veteran Merrill Newman.

'A Universe Beneath Our Feet': Life in Beijing's Underground
December 7, 2014
NPR featured the research of USC Professor Annette Kim regarding the underground housing phenomenon in Beijing.

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