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Global East Asia 2014 Blogs

Global East Asia 2014 is well underway, and the scholars on all three programs have been writing about their time in East Asia on the Global East Asia Blogs. Please visit the three links below to see photos and read about each student's experience studying, living and traveling in China, Japan and Korea!

>Global East Asia China
>Global East Asia Japan
>Global East Asia Korea

Be sure to check back periodically throughout the summer for the latest posts from the Global East Asia 2014 scholars. 

EASC Awards Fellowships for Japanese and Taiwanese Studies

Congratulations to EASC’s Association for Japan-U.S. Community Exchange (ACE) – Nikaido Fellowship and Tsai Family Research Fund for Taiwan Studies Award recipients for 2014-15!

10 graduate students were awarded the ACE-Nikaido fellowship to advance understanding of Japan and US-Japan relations through research, language training, or area studies. 20 faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students received the Tsai Award to research and study Taiwan.

Meet the ACE-Nikaido Fellows and Tsai Awardees

EASC Awards 10 Summer FLAS Fellowships

Congratulations to EASC's 10 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellows for summer 2014! Four outstanding graduate and six undergraduate students were awarded the U.S. Department of Education fellowship to study intensive Chinese, Japanese and Korean through domestic and international study abroad programs. Our Fellows come from a diverse range of majors such as Chemical Engineering, International Relations, Comparative Literature, and Environmental Studies. >Meet our Summer FLAS Fellows 

FLAS Fellowships are provided by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to enrich the nation's pool of area and international specialists. 


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In the MAY 19, 2014 issue:

>Congratulations, Class of 2014!
>Farewell to EASC Program Specialist Eva Luc
>Summer Updates
>Events Around Los Angeles


The Many Faces of Buddhism
July 10, 2014
Students in Lori Meeks’ “Introduction to Buddhist Literature” Maymester class visit the Zenshūji Sōtō Mission, a Japanese Sōtō Zen Buddhist temple in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo district.

The Art of Haiku
June 26, 2014
USC Dornsife featured Deborah Kolodji, who leads the California Haiku Study Group at the USC Pacific Asia Museum.

A Fulbright Fête
June 17, 2014
USC Dornsife highlighted this year's group of Fulbright scholars from USC, which includes former EASC Global East Asia scholars and FLAS Fellows focusing their research on East Asia.

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