Providing leadership, coordination and support for East Asian studies at the University of Southern California since 1975.

2014 Summer Graduate Student Fellows

EASC supports graduate students through a number of funding opportunities made possible by federal, foundation and donor support. In summer 2014 alone, we offered three different types of fellowships to 29 graduate students from a wide variety of departments and schools at USC. We are committed to supporting a breadth of research and disciplines in order to build a stronger East Asian studies community across the university. This Tumblr article details some of the people and projects that we funded over the summer.

EASC Grad Mixer

The Fall 2014 EASC Grad Mixer is Thursday, October 2 from 4:00 – 6:00pm at College House (CLH). Graduate students studying East Asia from any field are invited to enjoy food and conversation with students across USC and to learn more about EASC funding and other opportunities. RSVP HERE.

Event Wrap: Korean Film Festival

Two hot summer days and hundreds of attendees later, the 2014 KSI/SCA Korean Film Festival ended a success! Over 250 students, faculty, and film enthusiasts attended the weekend film festival. Many attendees raved about the film selections and expressed how much they enjoyed the curation of films. These films counter stereotypical representations by allowing audiences to see vibrant depictions of the lives of North Koreans and the possibility of change in North Korea.
The panel discussion, moderated by Professor David Kang, featured the directors of “Comrade Kim Goes Flying,” Nicholas Bonner and Anja Daelemans, USC professor Youngmin Choe, and UCSB professor Suk-Young Kim. Almost 200 people were in attendance during the panel, which was also filmed for the KSI You Tube channel and will be available for viewing in a few weeks.

New EASC Affiliated Faculty and Postdoctoral Scholars

EASC welcomes several newly affiliated faculty and postdoctoral scholars to our community. They focus on a wide range of topics related to East Asia, including religion, urbanization, literature, comparative ethnic studies and international relations. Please take a look at this week's eNewsletter for a full list of these new members of the EASC community and details about their areas of research. 


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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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In the SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 issue:

>2014 Summer Graduate Student Fellows
>EASC Grad Mixer
>Event Wrap: Korean Film Festival
>Language Learning Opportunity 
>Around USC


Gift Will Help Older Adults Bridge the Digital Divide
September 16, 2014
USC News details a donation by USC Trustee Daniel M. Tsai for USC School of Social Work's research in how technology can improve health in older adults in Taiwan. 

North Korea Given Spotlight at USC's Korean Film Festival
September 9, 2014
The Korea Times highlighted the films screened at USC's Korean Film Festival, an event hosted by the USC Korean Studies Institute and School of Cinematic Arts and sponsored by the East Asian Studies Center.

  • East Asian Studies Center
  • University of Southern California
  • 823 W. 34th Street
  • College House (CLH 101)
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089