Graduate Students

First Year

Nancy Chao
Research Area: Modern Chinese history and economic development

Cassandra Dierolf
Research Area: Early modern Japanese history; cultural interactions between Japan, China and Korea 

Nanzhou Li
Research Area: Modern East Asian cultures and religions and cross-cultural interactions; security issues of the region with a focus on Chinese foreign policy

Ju-Yu (Chloe) Huang
Research Area: Migration between China and Taiwan; cross-strait economic and cultural relations

Yi Shao
Research Area: Contemporary Chinese film market and industry; censorship in Chinese cinema; US-China co-productions

Caitlyn Stone
Research Area: US-Chinese relations and regional security issues; Chinese political economy and party-state institutions; social and economic development in modern China


Second Year

Kimberly Ordel
Research Area: Political, social and economic change over time in pre-edo Japan, particularly the changing power of the imperial family and the growth of Shoguns and establishment of shogunates; Classical Japanese

Xin (Cassie) Zhang
Research Area: Spiritual background of Modern China in an historical context, with a focus on culture, literature, religion and politics

Yuxin (Anthony) Zhang
Research Area: Chinese and Japanese foreign policy; security relations of the region; Japanese colonialism and militarism; modern Chinese and Japanese history; territorial disputes on the basis of historical issues

  • East Asian Studies Center
  • University of Southern California
  • 823 W. 34th Street
  • College House (CLH 101)
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089