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Event Wrap: Festschrift in Honor of John E. Wills, Jr.

Over 30 scholars and students from USC and across the country gathered together last Tuesday, March 17 to honor the remarkable career of Professor Emeritus John "Jack" E. Wills, Jr. and the contributions he has made to the academic field in History and to the University of Southern California. Seven panelists presented articles and papers related to Professor Wills's research, which will lead to a publication in his honor.


Save the Date: EALC Graduate Student Conference

SATURDAY - SUNDAY | April 11-12 | SOS B40

Memory, Moment, and Mobility in East Asia is the first East Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference hosted by the G-SEA (Graduates Studying East Asia) organization at the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California.

Co-sponsored by the USC East Asian Studies Center, Center for Japanese Religions and Culture, Korean Studies Institute, Bryan Singer Division of Critical Studies, and Center for Transpacific Studies, this conference allows young scholars to present their research to both their peers and eminent scholars who work on East Asian Studies throughout Southern California. The keynote panel features professors Michael Berry of UC Santa Barbara, Jennifer Jung-Kim of UCLA, Marc Steinberg of Concordia University (Montreal), and Hongyin Tao of UCLA. 

Upcoming Event: EASC Taiwanese Documentary Series


The second of the series will take place on Thursday, April 16 and Saturday, April 18. It will feature the works by award-winning filmmaker Director KE Chin-Yuan, whose films focus on environmental issues. The three selected to be shown at USC will explore the subject of interaction between human development and the natural environment. The EASC Taiwanese Documentary Series is made possible by the Spotlight Taiwan grant from the Taiwan Academy of the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China, with additional support provided by Special Patron Dr. Samuel Yin, the USC Pacific Asia Museum, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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In the March 23, 2015 issue:

>Event Wrap: Festschrift in Honor of John E. Wills, Jr.
>Event Reminder: EALC Graduate Student Conference
>Event Reminder: EASC Taiwanese Documentary Series
>Events Around LA


Heikkila Paves Way for USC Price Partnerships in Asia
March 24,2015
USC Price featured an article on Professor Eric Heikkila, Director of International Initiatives, who recently traveled to Asia to finalize agreements with universities in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Indonesia.

Som Wins Poetry Prize
March 12, 2015
USC Dornsife featured an article on USC alumnus and lecturer Brandon Som, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award for his book of poems, The Tribute Horse, that was inspired by poems carved by Chinese immigrants on Angel Island.

Professor Park Pitches Growth Ahead of Success
March 12, 2015
Korea JoongAng Daily covered an event hosted by USC KSI featuring  former LA Dodgers Park Chan-ho. 

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