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

Global East Asia as PwP Info Session

TUESDAY  |  NOV. 18  |  5:30 - 6:30 PM  |  VKC 100

The Global East Asia program will undergo changes beginning in summer 2015, and the information session will be an opportunity for students to learn about these changes, as well as other information about the program, the application process and the experiences of previous participants. Food and refreshments will be provided. RSVP

EASC Grad Forum 1: Every Talk is a Job Talk

WEDNESDAY | NOV. 19 | 12:00 - 1:30pm | AHN HOUSE

As part of both the East Asian Studies Center and the Korean Studies Institute's focus on mentoring, Director David Kang will present a seminar on public speaking. Designed to help graduate students learn the basics of good presentations in a variety of settings, this seminar will provide a series of tips and advice on the use of PowerPoint, effective body language, and other aspects of public speaking. This talk is part of the EASC Grad Forum professionalization series and co-sponsored by the Korean Studies Institute.  RSVP

Globalizing Japanese Universities: An Inside View from the University of Tokyo

FRIDAY | NOV. 21 | 12:30 - 2:00pm | SOS 250

Many have observed that Japan’s youth are growing increasingly insular from global affairs.  Professor Yujin Yaguchi, Professor of Area Studies, Director of PEAK International Admissions and the Center for International Exchange, provides unique insight into this problem, as well as attempted solutions to it, from his experience as a leader of international programming at the University of Tokyo. He will discuss what Japan’s most prestigious university is doing to prepare its students for today’s global realities. RSVP

Event Wrap: Reading and Discussion with Fuminori Nakamura

Professor Satoko Shimazaki and Ph.D student Kate Page-Lippsmeyer served as host and moderator, welcoming award-winning author Fuminori Nakamura to USC. The famed writer read an excerpt from his new book Last Winter We Parted and engaged with the audience in active discussions about various aspects of his work and life as a prolific writer of arying styles of fiction. PHOTOS

Event Wrap: K-pop Mania

Sohn Jie-Ae, former-President of Arirang TV and Radio, spent an hour providing anecdote-filled, firsthand insight into Korea’s booming pop culture. In front of K-pop enthusiasts and interested attendees, the former CNN Seoul bureau chief and Blue House overseas press secretary introduced a short history of the rise of Korean culture across the globe, and spoke about the cultural moment Korea is having and how this impacts Korea's role on the global stage.


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In the November 17, 2014 issue:

>Event Wrap: Reading and Discussion with Fuminori Nakamura
>Event Wrap: K-Pop Mania
>EASC GEA as PwP Info Session
>EASC Grad Forum 1
>Globalizing Japanese Universities
>Postdoctoral Fellowships


The City of the Future Could Lie Below Your Feet
November 20, 2014
USC News detailed the research of USC Sol Price School of Public Policy professor Annette Kim regarding underground housing in Beijing.

USC Pacific Asia Museum's Autumn Moon Gala Honors Dominic Ng
November 17, 2014
USC News highlighted the USC Pacific Asia Museum's 37th Festival of the Autumn Moon Gala, in which East West Bank Chairman and CEO Dominic Ng was honored.

A Closer Look at Conflicting Views on the Pacific Rim
November 14, 2014
USC News featured an article about EASC Director David Kang, who was recently awarded a 2015 MacArthur Fellowship.

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