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

Event Reminder: 2015 EASC East Asia Career Panel

WEDNESDAY | JANUARY 28 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM | STU B3 

Please join us for the third annual East Asia Career Panel, organized by EASC as part of the USC Career Fest 2015. Come learn about different career options from our impressive alumni panelists coming from cinematic visual effects, international trade, international academic admissions, and marketing and communications. The panel will be followed by a Q&A and networking opportunity. All students are welcome. 

Amy Duan
 - Co-founder and CEO, Chihuo Inc.

Daniel Jia - International Trade Analyst, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Matthew Steidl - VFX Coordinator, Encore Hollywood

Adam Wu - Director of International Admissions, University of La Verne


EASC Grad Forum 3: Work/Life Balance and 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, EASC & KSI Director.


Event Wrap: Yu Hong Manuscript Review

Professors Eric Harwit and Zhongdang Pan, as well as USC faculty and PhD students, provided valuable critique and feedback on Professor Yu Hong's manuscript, Networking the Nation.


Event Wrap: Ideas of Asia in the Museum-An International Symposium

A distinguished group of scholars and museum curators gathered from across the country and world at the USC Doheny Memorial Library and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to examine the collecting and display of Asian art in relation to different conceptualizations of Asia. Panelists and audience members alike joined in in-depth discussions that marked this intellectually packed two-day event.


Event Wrap: Roulette City Screening and Director Q&A

The screening proved to be a success as the films played to a capacity crowd in the Rosen Family Theatre, which was followed by an engaging Q&A session with Director/Actor Thomas Lim. Director Lim fielded many questions from students as well as aspiring filmmakers and actors. For a video recording of the Q&A session, please click here

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In the January 26, 2015 issue:

>Event Reminder: 2015 EASC East Asia Career Panel
>Upcoming Event: EASC Grad Forum
>Event Wrap: Yu Hong Manuscript Review
>Event Wrap: Ideas of Asia in the Museum
>Event Wrap: Roulette City Screening and Director Q&A
>Upcoming Application Deadlines
>Learn Chinese
>Around USC & LA


Pacific Asia Museum: Signs of progress after first year under USC
January 16, 2015
LA Time featured USC Pacific Asia Museum, who recently announced their first acquisition since their acquisition by USC and two public events.

Jason Squire Turns in Masterful Work Overseas
January 13, 2015
USC News featured USC Associate Professor of Cinematic Arts Jason Squire, who was recently inducted as a Master of Entertainment Industry Studies at the DeTao Masters Academy in Shanghai.

USC Price Signs Global Pact with Korea's Oldest Private University
January 6, 2015
USC News detailed the newly established partnership between the USC Price School of Public Policy and Seoul's Yonsei University

BBC Radio 5 Live "Up All Night"
January 3, 2015
USC Professor David Kang comments on the significance of US sanctions on North Korea following Sony hack. Story starts at 1:44.

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