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


Affiliated Faculty in over 44 departments


Students sent to East Asia on Global East Asia

$2.8 M

Awarded in Student and Faculty Funding

EASC Signature Programs

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Global East Asia (GEA) is a four week upper-division Maymester research course with a study abroad component for USC undergraduate students, made possible by the East Asian Studies Center and USC Dornsife. This intensive program gives students the opportunity to travel and conduct research in China or Japan. Students from all majors, schools and language backgrounds are eligible to apply and experience East Asia in a unique way.

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EASC Graduate Fellowships provide summer stipends, typically between $1,000-$3,000, depending on the proposed course of study. The purpose of the award is to advance understanding of East Asia and/or US-Asia relations. The award may be used for research, language training or area studies, and can also be used for research including Asia in a comparative context or as a case study.

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A centerpiece of the East Asian Studies Center’s efforts to support all forms of research that deal with East Asia at USC is the manuscript review. Any USC faculty working on a book that deals with East Asia in some way are eligible for possible support. The program is designed to provide helpful and timely feedback to faculty preparing monographs or other similarly large academic works prior to submission for publication.

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Student Journal of Asian Studies @ USC

The USC Student Journal for Asian Studies (SJAS @ USC) is a student-run journal created to publish undergraduate and graduate research in various disciplines in Asian studies. This past spring, SJAS @ USC published a special issue featuring work on Filipino surnames, Korean moon jars, and techno-orientalism.

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East Asian Studies Center

3454 Trousdale Parkway, CAS 100
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0154

Undergraduate Advising

Kaitlin Lam
Program Specialist

Graduate Advising

Grace Ryu
Associate Director