The UCLA-USC Joint East Asian Studies Center (JEASC) is a consortium that brings together the Asia Institute at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) and the East Asian Studies Center (EASC) at the University of Southern California (USC). Since its designation as a Title VI National Resource Center in 1975, JEASC has been the driving force behind a remarkable expansion in training, research and outreach related to East Asia and its languages, making a significant contribution to meeting the national need for citizens knowledgeable about the world while dedicating itself to serving the people of Los Angeles and southern California.
Today, JEASC has one of the largest and most accomplished faculties anywhere. Our students have access to one of the nation's ten largest East Asian library facilities as well as the unique resources of the two schools' film archives and museums.
The two JEASC partners act as nodes for the East Asian studies community in southern California, planning complementary seminars, conferences and speaker series as well as building links with other Title VI Centers. Pooling the resources of southern California’s two premier universities allows the consortium to offer an unrivaled range of resources and programs to meet the demands in our community, the professions, business and government for graduates with language and area studies expertise on China, Japan and Korea.
Programs administered under this grant include the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, professionalization programs, JEASC Conferences, Southern California East Asia Colloquium Series, East Asia Visual Cultures Series, K-16 Teacher Training Workshops and more.
Please visit the JEASC NRC web portal for more details.