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

EASC Taiwanese Documentary Series

EASC is excited to announce that it was just awarded a Spotlight Taiwan grant from the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture's Taiwan Academy, a branch of TECO. This grant will allow EASC to promote greater interest and appreciation of Taiwanese culture in SoCal through events that showcase recent Taiwanese documentaries over the course of three semesters. EASC will feature the works of leading Taiwanese documentary filmmakers who will be brought to USC for a Q&A and panel session following the screenings of their films. The first of this series will take place on Tuesday, October 28 and will feature the works by Director HUANG Chia-chun. Event Flyer

Upcoming Event: "Normativity and Nations: 'Japanese' Literature in Brazil"

Wednesday | October 29, 2014 | 4:00pm DML 110C
The East Asian Studies Center will be partnering with the East Asian Languages and Cultures department to co-sponsor this talk by Dr. Ted Mack, Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington. It will focus on the production and consumption of Japanese-language literature in pre-World War II Brazil. It will present an empirical examination of that literature's materiality, a literary examination of three texts' stylistics, and an analytical examination of the methodological and theoretical ramifications of these texts to the study of national literatures.

Upcoming Event: West Coast International Relations in Asia Workshop

Monday | November 3, 2014 | 9:00am TCC 450
This workshop will focus on building networks between scholars and their Ph.D students at west coast universities. There will be a particular emphasis on mentoring and supporting junior scholars and Ph.D students, and in sharing the latest research - both theoretical and empirical - that deals with East Asian international relations. The USC Korean Studies Institute and the East Asian Studies Center will be co-sponsoring this event.

EASC Fellowships Info Session

THURSDAY  |  NOV. 6  |  5:30 - 6:30 PM  |  VKC 102

You will have the opportunity to hear about the fellowship benefits and application requirements, and also to ask representatives from EASC any questions you may have. Food and refreshments will be provided. RSVP 

Global East Asia as PwP Info Session

TUESDAY  |  NOV. 18  |  5:30 - 6:30 PM  |  VKC 100

The Global East Asia program will undergo changes beginning in summer 2015, and the information session will be an opportunity for students to learn about these changes, as well as other information about the program, the application process and the experiences of previous participants. Food and refreshments will be provided. RSVP

EASC Awarded U.S. Department of Education Title VI NRC/FLAS Grants for 2014-2018

EASC is proud to announce that it has been awarded the U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants totaling over $2 million to fund the USC-UCLA Joint East Asian Studies Center (JEASC) for the next four years. 


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In the October 13, 2014 issue:

>EASC Taiwan Documentary Series
>SAVE THE DATE - EASC Fellowships info Sessions
>SAVE THE DATE - Global East Asia as PwP Info Session
>Beijing Summer Program
>Events Around USC
>Call for Papers and Discussants


Why Are So Many People Living Underground in Beijing?
October 10, 2014
io9 featured a study by Annette Kim from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy regarding the life of residents who live underground in Beijing. 

US Ambassadors Discuss Diplomacy in East Asia
October 8, 2014
The Daily Trojan featured the Conversation in Public Policy even that took place at the USC Annenburg School for Communication and Journalism in which ambassadors to several Asian countries held a panel about trade and economics.

Memorial for Late Korean American Politician Installed in Koreatown
October 6, 2014
The Korea Times highlighted the installation of a memorial honoring late Korean American politician and USC graduate Alfred H. Song, which was attended by USC President Max Nikias. 

JeeYun Baik Receives CPD Best Student Paper Prize
October 3, 2014
The USC Center on Public Diplomacy announced that JeeYun (Sophia) Baik, a student in the Master of Public Diplomacy program with a focus on East Asia, received the 2014 CPD Best Student Paper Prize.



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