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

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

Congratulations to our graduating undergraduate and graduate students in East Asian Area Studies and Korean Studies, as well as to all those in the EASC community finishing their degrees! We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!


We love to hear news about our alumni, so please be sure to keep us updated about your activities and achievements. Click HERE to read about the post-graduation placement news of some of our EASC-affiliated students!

Graduate Highlights: Isobel Brown & Shoko Oda

Congratulations to Isobel Brown and Shoko Oda! Both have worked as EASC Student Staff, both have participated in EASC's Global East Asia program to Korea, and now both are graduating with a BA in East Asian Area Studies!

Hailing from Taiwan and the UK, Isobel is a double-major in EAAS and Public Relations, served as a Korean Studies Institute Fellow, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She participated in the Summer '12 Global East Asia Korea program and has been working as an EASC Student Assistant over these past two years. Over the summer she will move to the UK to take on a position within the British government. 

Born in Japan and raised across the U.S. and Asia, Shoko is a double-major in EAAS and International Relations and is fluent in Japanese. She was in the same group as Isobel when she went to Korea as a Summer '12 Global East Asia scholar. She also contributed greatly to EASC as a past Student Assistant. Her post-graduation plan is working as a reporter for Bloomberg News in Tokyo. 

Many thanks to Isobel and Shoko for all their contributions to EASC over the years. We will miss them and we wish both all the best in their future endeavors!

East Asian Studies Student Awards and Achievements

Congratulations to EASC-affiliated students for their recent awards and achievements! We are proud to highlight a few of the many East Asia student accomplishments.

  • Jiun Bang (Political Science and International Relations): 2015 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
  • Michelle Damian (History) – Postdoctoral Fellow at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University
  • Jesse Drian (East Asian Languages and Cultures): 2015-16 Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship
  • Sachiko Kawai (History) – College Fellow in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
  • Victoria (Tori) Montrose (East Asian Languages and Cultures): Fulbright Research Grant
  • Scott Wilbur (Political Science and International Relations): 2015-2016 Fulbright US Student Award

For more student accomplishments and details, please READ MORE


Giving Website


The EASC Video offers a concise look at EASC and its activities.

What impact do we have on the community? Take a look at the EASC Fact Sheet and find out!

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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Stay connected and recieve weekly information on events, news, funding, jobs, and more about the USC East Asian studies community!

In the May 18, 2015 issue:

>Congratulations Class of 2015!
>Graduate Highlights: Isobel Brown & Shoko Oda
>Have a Wonderful Summer
>Events Around LA


Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Visits USC
May 2, 2015
USC News highlighted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan's recent visit to USC and the Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture.

Alumna Named First Female President of South Korea's Inha University
April 29, 2015
USC News featured an article on USC alumna Soonja Choe, who studied chemistry and chemical engineering at USC and is now the president of Inha University in South Korea.

Dr. Chin-Hao Huang on Asian African Business Summit
April 21, 2015
CCTV interviewed USC Dornsife researcher Dr. Chin-Hao Huang regarding the Asian African Business Summit.

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