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

Due Friday: FLAS & ACE-Nikaido Fellowships

This Friday is the deadline for both the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students and the Association for Japan-U.S. Community Exchange (ACE) - Nikaido Fellowship for graduate students. The FLAS Fellowship encourages all USC students who are citizens or permanent residents to engage in East Asia-related language and area studies. The ACE-Nikaido Fellowship funds graduate students who engage in Japanese language studies and/or research on Japan or US-Japan relations. 
For more information on how former fellows have used their fellowships, please see the Tumblr features on our FLAS Fellow Lara Kiefer (double major in EALC & Business Real Estate Finance) and ACE-Nikaido Fellow Yu Tokunaga (PhD Candidate in History). 

TOMORROW: Special Lecture with Prof. LIU Yingsheng - “The Mongol-Yuan in Chinese History”

WEDNESDAY | FEBRUARY 3 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM | THH 102 
LIU Yingsheng is Professor of History and Director of the Institute of Asian Studies at Nanjing University. He is Chair of the Chinese National Society of Mongol-Yuan Studies and is one of the leading experts on the Yuan dynasty and the Mongol World Empire. He is particularly noted for his knowledge of Persian sources, and having also spent time in the U.S. and throughout Europe, is one of the very few scholars who can engage across cultural boundaries.
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Event Wrap: EASC East Asia Career Panel

Last Wednesday, January 27, over 70 undergraduate and graduate students joined EASC for the fourth annual EASC East Asia Career Panel. Our four panelists, who come from East Asia-related professions in international commerce, product and business development, banking, and marketing and communications offered personal, detailed anecdotes and advice in regards to the advantages of having East Asia-related skills and knowledge in their respective job field and career path. For those of you who missed this event, please click on these links to view the photos and video of the event: 

Reminder for Upcoming EASC Application Deadlines

Deadlines for various EASC applications are coming up! Please keep them in mind as you apply for our funding and programs. If you missed our information sessions on EASC Fellowships and Global East Asia, please review our video recording of each session: EASC Fellowships 2016-17 Global East Asia Summer 2016

ACE-Nikaido Fellowship
February 5, 2016
Sayoko Kono Legacy Fund
February 19, 2016
Global East Asia as PwP
February 19, 2016

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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Please encourage others to sign up for our weekly eNewsletter for information on events, funding and job opportunities, news and more throughout the year. For those who are new to our mailing list, check out our East Asia Events Around USC & LA CalendarOther Funding CalendarVideosand eNewsletter archive. We also invite you to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.


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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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Stay connected and recieve weekly information on events, news, funding, jobs, and more about the USC East Asian studies community!

In the February 1, 2016 issue:

>Due Friday: FLAS & ACE-Nikaido Fellowships
>Wednesday: Special Lecture with Prof. LIU Yingsheng
>Event Wrap: EASC East Asia Career Panel
>Call for Papers
>Job or Funding Opportunities
>Chinese Summer Programs Info Sessions
>Events Around USC & LA


USC Marching Band to perform in Macao for Chinese New Year Parade
February 4st, 2016
USC News highlighted the USC Trojan Marching Band's first ever upcoming performance in Macao to celebrate Chinese New Year at the Parade for Celebration of the Year of the Monkey.

Taiwan's Cloud Gate Dance Theatre Masters Tai Chi
February 1st, 2016
USC News covered the exclusive master class instructed by Cloud Gate's rehearsal director and senior dancer Chou Chang-ning, who introduced students to concepts of tai chi to incorporate into dance.

North Korea Missile Could Launch Early Next Week, Japanese Officials Warn
January 28th, 2016
The International Business Times quoted Mike Chinoy of the U.S.-China Institute about North Korea's claims to a successful hydrogen bomb test.

USC-based Project Aims to Keep Memory of Nanjing Massacre Alive
January 25th, 2016
The LA Times published an article covering the USC Shoah Foundation's efforts to collect testimony from Nanjing massacre survivors.  


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