EASC Landscape and Sustainability Studies Initiative

The East Asian Studies Center at the University of Southern California (EASC) is pleased to announce a generous gift from Dongyun Zhang and YuQuan Liu to support the EASC Landscape and Sustainability Studies Initiative. The gift will fund a three-year pilot program that EASC will carry out in partnership with the Center for East Asian Garden Studies at The Huntington (CEAGS) to promote teaching and research related to landscape and ecology, garden design and history, conservation of built and natural heritage, sustainability, environmental humanities, and East Asian cultural studies. 

Scholar in Residence - Phillip Bloom

Phillip Bloom is the Curator of the Chinese Garden and Director of the Center for East Asian Garden Studies at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens as well as a Scholar in Residence at the East Asian Studies Center at the University of Southern California.

EASC 499: Japanese Design and Gardens in Los Angeles

Spring 2023
Taught by Prof. Miya Elise Desjardins, Art History and East Asian Languages and Cultures

EASC 499 is our latest course offering made possible by the initiative! This course will be based at The Huntington Japanese Garden and include excursions to architectural sites and gardens all over Los Angeles county as well as workshops and museum tours.

LSSI Research Assistantship

EASC welcomes applications for a Research Assistant (RA) to support the Landscape and Sustainability Studies Initiative. The RA will serve as a resource for the initiative as well as a liaison between EASC and its partners at the Center for East Asian Garden Studies (CEAGS) at The Huntington. 

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