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

Congratulations Class of 2016

Congratulations to our graduating undergraduate and graduate students in East Asian Area Studies and Korean Studies, as well as to all those in the EASC community finishing their degrees! We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors! We love to hear news about our alumni, so please be sure to keep us updated about your activities and achievements via email at

Graduate Highlights

Congratulations to all EASC-affiliated graduates and their amazing placements which include: Dr. Heeyoung Ahn of EALC, Korean language lecturer at Harvard University; Dr. Di Luo of EALC, Assistant Professor of Art and Architectural History at University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Wonkyung Na of EALC, Korean language lecturer at University of Chicago; and Dr. Seanon Wong of POIR, Assistant Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong. In addition, Abigail Becker, EAAS and IR double-major, will be pursuing her M.A. in Asian Studies at Georgetown University; Margarette Deagon, Minor in Korean Studies, has been chosen as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant to Korea; Kayla Foster, EALC and IR double-major, will be a strategy consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tokyo; and Megan Lee, EASC Global East Asia scholar, will work for Door of Hope, a non-profit fighting homelessness. 

Have a Wonderful Summer!

The May 16, 2016 issues marks the final EASC eNewsletter of the 2015-16 academic year. Please be sure to look for the next issue in August 2016 and make sure to sign up if you have not already done so. 

In the meantime, there are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date on East Asia-related activities around USC and LA. Visit the EASC website for headlines, announcements and information about East Asia-related funding and events. You can also receive announcements and updates by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter.

We wish everyone a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you in the 2016-17 academic year!

EASC Global East Asia Blogs

EASC is excited to once again send two groups of undergraduate scholars to China and Japan this summer. Each cohort will blog about their amazing research and travel experience while abroad so you can follow them as they travel throughout China and Japan.

Follow EASC

Please encourage others to sign up for our weekly eNewsletter for information on events, funding and job opportunities, news and more throughout the year. For those who are new to our mailing list, check out our East Asia Events Around USC & LA CalendarOther Funding CalendarVideosand eNewsletter archive. We also invite you to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.


Giving Website

The EASC Video offers a concise look at EASC and its activities.

What impact do we have on the community? Take a look at the EASC Fact Sheet and find out!

Be sure to visit our upcoming events page to see all of the events organized and co-sponsored by EASC this semester!

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Stay connected and recieve weekly information on events, news, funding, jobs, and more about the USC East Asian studies community!

In the May 16, 2016 issue:

>Congratulations Class of 2016!
>Graduate Highlights
>Have a wonderful Summer
>EASC Global East Asia 2016 Blogs
>Japanese Goverment Scholarships
>Events Around USC & LA


Fullbright Fellows Worldwide
May 9th, 2016
USC Dornsife covered the 12 USC Dornsife students who have received Fullbright Fellowships and will be teaching in many countries including Japan and Korea.

Technology Helps Adults in Taiwan Improve Management of Diabetes
May 4th, 2016
USC News featured the Intergenerational Mobile Technology Opportunitites Program (IMTOP) founded by USC Trustee Daniel M. Tsai and his wife Irene Chen that helps teach diabetes management in Taiwan.

No Lectern, No Laptop? No Problem for Trojans and Their Teachers Hiking on SoCal's Acenic Trails
May 3rd, 2016
USC News features former USC Flas fellow Jack Koppa and EASC director Brett Sheehan, who talk about the growing student-run hiking program. 

Beijing International Film Festival Attracts USC Faculty
May 3rd, 2016
USC News featured USC Associate Professor of Practice Jason E. Squire, who delivered a keynote at the Beijing International Film Festival.

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