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

Happy Lunar New Year!

The USC East Asian Studies Center would like to wish you a happy and prosperous Year of the Monkey!

Upcoming Event: Manuscript Review for Duncan Williams

FRIDAY | MARCH 11 | 2:00 - 5:00 PM | DML 

Leading scholars in the fields of American Ethnic Studies and Theology and Religious Studies will discuss a new book manuscript entitled Camp Dharma by Duncan Williams, Director of USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture and Associate Professor of Religion and East Asian Languages and Cultures at USC. Manuscript discussants include Tetsuden Kashima, Professor of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington, and Sharon Suh, Chair and Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University. Additional support for this event is provided by USC Korean Studies Institute and USC Center for International Studies.

RSVP required. Please do so by this Friday to allow for adequate time to read through the manuscript. EASC Manuscript review is a professional development seminar for faculty and graduate students from USC and the community. Please click to learn more about the EASC Manuscript Review.
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Event Wrap: EASC Grad Forum - "Portfolio Management"

Brett Sheehan, EASC Director and Professor of History and EALC, spoke in front of a full house of graduate students on the topic of managing one's portfolio for an academic career path. This talk was part of the EASC Grad Forum professionalization series, the next installment of which will be on the topic of public speaking. David Kang, Director of Korean Studies Institute and Center for International Studies and Professor of International Relations and Business, will be leading this next forum on March 7 at 12:00-1:30PM in the Ahn House. Please click HERE to RSVP. 

Event Wrap: Special Lecture with Prof. LIU Yingsheng - "The Mongol-Yuan in Chinese History"

Over 50 graduate and undergradaute students attended a special lecture by LIU Yingsheng, Professor of History and Director of the Institute of Asian Studies at Nanjing University who is renowned for his study of Chinese Yuan dynasty. Professor Liu provided a broad overview of how to approach the study of the period otherwise known as Mongol-Yuan dynasty, especially given its linguistic, cultural, and political distinctiveness and complexities. 

Reminder for Upcoming EASC Global East Asia Application

The deadline for EASC Global East Asia and Sayoko Kono Legacy Fund applications is coming up! Please keep them in mind as you apply for our funding and programs. If you missed our information session on Global East Asia, please review our video recording: Global East Asia Summer 2016

Global East Asia as PwP
February 19, 2016
Sayoko Kono Legacy Fund
February 19, 2016

Global East Asia Blogs

This summer, EASC sent another two groups of undergraduate students to China and Japan on our Global East Asia study-abroad program. Each cohort blogged about their amazing research and travel experiences so please check it out here: China and Japan.

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In the February 8, 2016 issue:

>Happy Lunar New Year
>Upcoming Event: EASC Manuscript Review
>Event Wrap: EASC Grad Forum
>Event Wrap: Special Lecture with Prof. LIU Yingsheng
>Job Opportunity
>Summer Academy & Felowship Opportunity
>Volunteer Opportunity
>Events Around USC & LA


USC Marching Band to perform in Macao for Chinese New Year Parade
February 4st, 2016
USC News highlighted the USC Trojan Marching Band's first ever upcoming performance in Macao to celebrate Chinese New Year at the Parade for Celebration of the Year of the Monkey.

Taiwan's Cloud Gate Dance Theatre Masters Tai Chi
February 1st, 2016
USC News covered the exclusive master class instructed by Cloud Gate's rehearsal director and senior dancer Chou Chang-ning, who introduced students to concepts of tai chi to incorporate into dance.

North Korea Missile Could Launch Early Next Week, Japanese Officials Warn
January 28th, 2016
The International Business Times quoted Mike Chinoy of the U.S.-China Institute about North Korea's claims to a successful hydrogen bomb test.

USC-based Project Aims to Keep Memory of Nanjing Massacre Alive
January 25th, 2016
The LA Times published an article covering the USC Shoah Foundation's efforts to collect testimony from Nanjing massacre survivors.  


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