JEASC Conferences

The UCLA-USC Joint East Asian Studies Center (JEASC) organizes annual joint conferences and graduate professional development workshops. These events foster cross-campus exchange between faculty and students studying East Asia as well as explore a wide variety of topics of interest to the professional and local community. 

Past Events

Statue of Buddha
Religion, Political Identities and Sacred Symbols in East Asia
November 15, 2013
Fourth annual JEASC conference and graduate student professional workshop exploring religious practices in both historical and contemporary Asian contexts, as well as political identities and the ways in which such identities involve the generation of symbols that either call upon or represent an alternative to religious symbols and rituals.   

China in Africa
Asia and the Global South
February 14, 2013
Third annual JEASC conference and graduate student professional workshop focusing on the myriad of ways in which Asian states, firms, groups and individuals are engaging governments, societies, economies, and cultures in world regions other than Europe and North America.   

Zhang Jizhong
Media and Culture in Contemporary China
October 21-22, 2011
Over 500 people attended the two-day conference featuring reknowned Chinese producer Zhang Jizhong. Organized by JEASC and held on both UCLA and USC campuses, the conference explored the globalization of the Chinese entertainment industry and the impact of film and TV on public perception of history and culture in China. It brought together industry leaders, artists, scholars, students, and the public.

Chinese Business and Economic History
April 9, 2011
JEASC's first annual conference and graduate professional development workshop brought together faculty and graduate students across three fields from USC and UCLA. 

Disclaimer: The contents of these conferences were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

  • East Asian Studies Center
  • 3454 Trousdale Parkway
  • College Administrative Services Building (CAS) 100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0154