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

USC EASC Taiwanese Documentary Series

EASC was awarded a Spotlight Taiwan grant from the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture's Taiwan Academy, a branch of TECO. In order to promote greater interest and appreciation of the Taiwanese culture, EASC will be showcasing Taiwanese documentaries and bringing the filmmakers to USC in the coming semesters. The first installation of this series will feature Director SHEN Ko-shang on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

2014 Global East Asia China Reunion

After spending a summer together, the 2014 Global East Asia China cohort met up in Koreatown to reconnect and to share their favorite moments from their time in China. Places like Dunhuang and Huangshan, as well as Shanghai, gave this group a glimpse into a view of China that few people will ever experience. Photos

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.

Upcoming Event: Makiko Sakurai

Makiko Sakurai performs Japanese Buddhist chanting (shōmyō) and shirabyōshi dance live at USC. This two-part performance offers a rare look at the music and dance of Japan’s Heian (794-1185) and Kamakura periods (1185-1332). For more information and to RSVP, please click here.


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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 SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 issue:

>USC EASC Taiwanese Documentary Series
>Event Wrap: Global East Asia China 2014 Reunion Dinner
>EASC Grad Mixer
>Upcoming Event: Makiko Sakurai
>Around USC


Asia's Aging Population Creates Societal Challenges
September 23, 2014
USC News highlighted the 2014 APRU Research Symposium on Aging held at the USC Davis School of Gerontology in which they discussed older populations in Asia and health. 

USC Pacific Asia Museum Awarded $83,095 Grant by Institute of Museum and Library Services
September 18, 2014
Pasadena Now highlighted a prestigious grant the USC Pacific Asia Museum received from The Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Chan Family Gift Creates First Named, Endowed Occupational Therapy Program in Nation
September 17, 2014
USC News details USC Trustee Ronnie Chan's creation of and donation to the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Occupational Therapy China Initiative. 

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