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

Event Wrap: The Struggle for Democracy in 1980's East Asia

Over 100 students and faculty filled the Leavey Library auditorium last Tuesday to hear Dr. Wang Chaohua's talk on the Tiananmen Square protest and its broader implications in East Asia's democratization. Specifically, Dr. Wang discussed the history and people behind the historic protest as well as her personal experience as one of only two female leaders during the protest. Professor Kyung Moon Hwang's response raised the question of why democratization failed in China in the late 1980's as opposed to other countries in Asia such as the Phillippines and South Korea. 

Event Wrap: Spring 2016 EASC Faculty Book Launch Party

It was a full house at the Ahn House last Wednesday as faculty, students, and the wider community gathered to celebrate published books by Professors Brian Bernards, Youngmin Choe, and Satoko Shimazaki. Professor Akira Lippit discussed the works of Professors Bernards and Shimazaki, and Professor Kyung Hyun Kim of UC Irvine talked about the work of Professor Choe. All three books were praised for their unique contributions to, and the broadening of, their respective fields. 

EASC Global East Asia Blogs

Last summer, EASC sent 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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In the April 25, 2016 issue:

>Event Wrap: The struggle for Democracy in 1980's East Asia
>Event Wrap: Spring 2016 EASC Faculty Book Launch Party
>Thursday: Spring 2016 EASC Grad Mixer
>Call for Papers
>Call for Volunteers
>Summer Institute
>Events Around USC & LA


American Firms Set Their Sights on Asia/Pacific Marketplace
April 27th, 2016
USC News featured the Asia/Pacific Business Outlook conference hosted by the USC Marshall School of Business and discussed the future of trans-Pacific trade.

April 24th, 2016
China Times mentioned the China's Growing Pains conference hosted by the USC U.S.-China Institute.

U.S. Colleges Working to Integrate Growing Number of Chinese Students
April 20th, 2016
CCTV America featured an interview with USC President C.L. Max Nikias regarding partnerships between USC and Chinese universities.

Dean Qingyun Ma to Step Down at End of School Year
April 20th, 2016
The Daily Trojan featured USC School of Architecture Dean Qingyun Ma, who started the USC American Academy in China.


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