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Call for Proposals: Illinois/Indiana and USC/UCLA National Dissertation Workshop

The Illinois/Indiana East Asia National Resource Center Consortium (IL/IN East Asia NRC) in cooperation with the University of Southern California/University of California, Los Angeles National Resource Center Consortium (USC/UCLA NRC) is pleased to announce its first Joint Consortium National Dissertation Workshop in the field of Medieval East Asian Studies. The workshop will be held May 8-10 on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will be led by Ronald P. Toby, Professor Emeritus of East Asian Languages and Cultures and History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Manling Luo, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University Bloomington; and Richard Von Glahn, Professor of History at UCLA.

For details and application instructions, please click here.

The application deadline is March 15, 2015.

Save the Date: USC-PCC Partnership: LA Times' David Pierson - San Gabriel Valley to Beijing

TUESDAY | March 24 | 12:30 - 2:30 PM | Pasadena City College

Esteemed LA Times reporter, David Pierson, will be sharing his experiences as an American journalist covering China. While stationed in Beijing from 2009 to 2013, Pierson covered a variety of topics including agriculture, economics, and Chinese cinema. Currently, he covers food and agriculture, and has written extensively about the San Gabriel Valley and its vast Asian community. Come listen to David Pierson discuss his journey from San Gabriel to Beijing and take advantage of the opportunity to ask him questions about his travels via a live Twitter feed @PCCGlobalClub #LAtoBeijing.
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Alumni News

Kaitlin Solimine (EAAS MA '06) was recently featured in USC Dornsife News! Based in Singapore, Kaitlin Solimine currently splits her time between running the online academic magazine Hippo Reads and finishing her first novel. Having finished her undergraduate studies at Harvard University, she made the shift from the East Coast to the West Coast and took on a job working in media relations at USC before she decided to delve deeper into the study of China, pursuing her master’s in East Asian Area Studies at USC Dornsife.

“I loved how the program fostered an immediate connection with the faculty,” Solimine said. “From the beginning I felt supported by USC’s East Asian area studies community... I also enjoyed the interdisciplinary nature of the degree — the way I could take classes in disciplines ranging from international relations and public policy to anthropology and history.”

Solimine once again traveled to China to research her master’s thesis on China’s fledgling baseball league. She counts Eugene Cooper and Stanley Rosen, both EASC-affiliated faculty who served on her thesis committee, among her mentors from her time at USC.

Upcoming Event: Festschrift in Honor of John E. Wills, Jr.

TUESDAY | MARCH 17 | 1:00 - 5:15 PM | SOS 250

EASC will host an event dedicated to the remarkable career of Professor Emeritus John "Jack" E. Wills, Jr. and the contributions he has made to the academic field in History and to the University of Southern California. Friends, colleagues, and students of Professor Wills will present articles and papers related to his research, leading to a publication in his honor. This event is co-sponsored by the USC Department of History
, USC Korean Studies Institute and USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute.

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Upcoming Event: EASC/KSI Book Launch for Brett Sheehan and Sandra Fahy

TUESDAY | MARCH 24 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM | AHN HOUSE

EASC and KSI will host a joint book launch celebration for professors Brett Sheehan and Sandra Fahy's newest publications! Faculty in the field, Georgia A. Mickey and John S. Park will discuss Professor Sheehan's and Professor Fahy's books with a light reception to follow.

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Save the Date: EALC Graduate Student Conference

SATURDAY - SUNDAY | April 11-12 | SOS B40

Memory, Moment, and Mobility in East Asia is the first East Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference hosted by the G-SEA (Graduates Studying East Asia) organization at the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California.

Co-sponsored by the USC East Asian Studies Center, Center for Japanese Religions and Culture, Korean Studies Institute, Bryan Singer Division of Critical Studies, and Center for Transpacific Studies, this conference allows young scholars to present their research to both their peers and eminent scholars who work on East Asian Studies throughout Southern California. The keynote panel features professors Michael Berry of UC Santa Barbara, Jennifer Jung-Kim of UCLA, Marc Steinberg of Concordia University (Montreal), and Hongyin Tao of UCLA. 


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In the March 2, 2015 issue:

>Call for Proposals: Illinois/Indiana and USC/UCLA National Dissertation Workshop
>Save the Date: USC-PCC Partnership: LA Times' David Pierson
>Alumni NEws
> Scholarship Opportunity
>Internship Opportunity
>Events Arounds USC
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Woodblocks and Magnolia Oil
February 23, 2015
USC Dornsife detailed the "Exploring Early Modern Japanese Books" workshop that was organized by the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture.

Japan, Spies and the Roman Empire
February 17, 2015
Associate Professor Jacques Hymans is among three USC recepients of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant.

Chinese Student Group Hosts Colorful Spring Gala
February 17, 2015
USC News posted a slideshow of pictures from the Chinese Students and Scholars Association's Spring Gala.

Her Heart's in the Far East
February 13, 2015
USC News featured an article on EASC alumna, Kaitlin Solimine, and her journey from her time at USC as an MA student to her work in East Asia as an author and co-founder of Hippo Reads.

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