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Article by Prof. Gene Cooper on HIPPO Reads

The EASC eNewsletter is proud to feature an article written by Professor Eugene “Gene” Cooper just published on HIPPO Reads, an online magazine
co-founded by his former student and EAAS MA alum, Kaitlin Solimine. In his usual witty style, Professor Cooper recounted his encounters with employees of the Foreign Affairs Office and Public Security Office of Dongyang County, China, while conducting ethnographic research in the mid-late 1980s.
 Here is the piece, with an introduction by Kaitlin Solimine.

Event Wrap: Many Faces of K-pop Music Videos: Reflections of Broadway, Motown, and Revue

Professor Suk-Young Kim spoke to a full classroom of students and USC faculty on the topic of her latest book on South Korean K-pop music video culture and its rise in popularity among global audiences. Professor Kim also discussed the themes and sources of inspiration in K-pop music videos from American musical genres, such as Broadway and Motown, as a strategy to appeal to a global audience through a comparative reading of the music video “Twinkle” by Taetiseo. PHOTOS

Event Wrap: EASC Global East Asia Info Session

Last Thursday, East Asian Studies Center hosted the EASC Global East Asia as PWP information session for Summer 2016. Students heard from two former Global East Asia scholars, Chris Carpenter and Sophia Li, as they shared their respective experiences on the China and Japan programs last summer, including the unique aspects of the program, the extensive travel, the diversity of the student cohort and the research projects, and their reflections and the lasting impact of Global EA. EASC staff also presented on the program benefits, eligibility and application requirements. A vide of the EASC Global East Asia Informatoin Session can be found herePHOTOS

2015-16 EASC Events

A list of EASC events for the 2015-16 academic year can be viewed on our Upcoming Events webpage with links to the individual event page where you can RSVP. A PDF of the EASC Fall 2015 Events flyer is also available on our homepage. Please save the dates and we look forward to seeing you at an upcoming EASC event!

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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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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In the November 23, 2015 issue:

>Article by Prof. Gene Cooper on HIPPO Reads
>Event Wrap: Many Faces of K-Pop Music Videos
>Event Wrap: EASC Global East Asia Info Session
>Teach in China
>Events Around USC & LA


Velina Hasu Houston, Pasadena Playhouse to Boost Arts Connections
November 19th, 2015
USC News covered an exploration grant awarded to USC Professor Velina Hasu Houston, allowing her to explore ways to increase relations between The Pasadena Playhouse and Asians in the San Gabriel Valley.

Autism Website Fills Void for Mandarin Speakers
November 6th, 2015
USC News published an article about autism in China and how a Mandarin version of "Interacting with Autism," a website made by USC professors, has been released.

Cost of Korean Unification High, but Cost of Division Higher, Analyst Says
November 4, 2015
United Press International quoted USC Professor David Kang about Korean unification.

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