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

Event Reminder: 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 

Upcoming Event: Reading and Discussion with Award-winning Novelist Fuminori Nakamura

Monday | November 10 | 4:00-5:30 PM | DML G28

Instantly reminiscent of the work of Osamu Dazai and Patricia Highsmith, Fuminori Nakamura's latest novel LAST WINTER, WE PARTED (Soho Press, 2014) is a dark and twisting house of mirrors that philosophically explores the violence of aesthetics and the horrors of identity. Fuminori Nakamura's genre defying fiction has made him one of the most award-winning Japanese authors in recent memory, and this year he will recieve the 2014 David L. Goodis Awad for Noir Fiction.

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K-pop Mania: South Korea's Place in the Sun

Wednesday | November 12 | 12:00 - 1:00pm | ASC 207

Mirroring Souther Korea's rise as one of the world's top economic powers, K-pop, and stars like Psy, have burst onto the global entertainment scene as Korean pop culture and entertainment have gained increased recognition around the world. Joining the Center on Public Diplomancy for an introspective look into K-Pop and it's role on South Korean public diplomacy initiatives, co-sponsored by USC East Asian Studies Center and the Korean Studies Institute, is USC visiting scholar Jie-Ae Sohn, who will lead a discussion about South Korea's pop-culture footprint around the globe. This conversation will be moderated by CPD's Public Diplomat in Residence, Patrick J. Linehan.


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 27, 2014 issue:

>Reading and Discussion with Fuminori Nakamura
>K-Pop Mania
>Event Tomorrow: Taiwanese Documentary Series
>Event Reminder: Normativity and Nations
>Event Reminder: West Coast IR in Asia Workshop
>Event Reminder: EASC Fellowships Info Session
>Around USC
>Job Opportunities


Students Show Solidarity with Hong Kong
October 30, 2014
The Daily Trojan highlighted USC for Democracy in Hong Kong, an organization hoping to increase awareness of the protests and show solidarity for student protesters.

US-China Institute Hosts Reception Downtown
October 28, 2014
The Daily Trojan featured a reception that was hosted by the USC U.S.-China Institute for students from China who are studying in Southern California.

Koreatown Monument Unveiled at Ceremony Honoring Alum Alfred Song
October 20, 2014
USC News detailed the unveiling of a new monument honoring USC almuns Alfred Hoyun Song, a ceremony which was celebrated by USC President C. L Max Nikias and Los Angeles leaders in Koreatown.

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