A leader in the field, USC Dornsife’s East Asian Studies Center promotes the study — at home and abroad — of all aspects of China, Japan and Korea.


January 28, 2015
AY2014-15, Event, Professionalization
January 16, 2020 | Hidden among Beijing’s northern mountain range, a replica of the Wyoming town of Jackson Hole promises to deliver the American dream to its several thousand Chinese residents. In Americaville, Annie Liu escapes China’s increasingly uninhabitable capital city to pursue happiness, freedom, romance, and spiritual fulfillment in Jackson Hole; only to find the American idyll harder to attain than what was promised to her. This screening is co-sponsored by the USC U.S.-China Institute, USC East Asian Studies Center, and the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West.
AY2019-20, Event, Screening
March 7, 2022 | As beautiful and varied as an archipelago, barangay:an offshore poem (Wolsak & Wynn, 2021) is an elegant new collection of poetry from Adrian De Leon that gathers in and arranges difficult pieces of a scattered history. Adrian De Leon, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity converses with Craig Santos Perez, Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Islander Board in the Office of General Education at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa. While mourning the loss of his grandmother who "lived, loved and grieved in three languages," De Leon skips his barangay, which is both a boat and an administrative unit in the Philippine government, over the history of both his family and a nation. In these poems De Leon considers the deadly impact of colonialism, the far-reaching effects of the diaspora from the Philippines and the personal loss of his ability to speak Ilokano, his grandmother's native tongue. These are spare, haunting poems, which wash over the reader like the waves of the ocean the barangays navigated long ago and then pull the reader into their current like the rivers De Leon left behind.
AY2021-22, Book Talk, Event
May 13, 2021 | Congratulations EAAS Graduates - Class of 2021!
May 15, 2020 | Congratulations EAAS Graduates - Class of 2020! The USC East Asian Studies Center wants to congratulate the graduating class of 2020! We are incredibly proud of our EAAS graduates on all their accomplishments and achievements during their time at USC. We hope you are all staying healthy and safe and we hope to be able to celebrate with you in person soon!
November 6, 2014
AY2014-15, Event, Funding, Info Session
November 11, 2015
AY2015-16, Event, Funding, Info Session
November 16, 2016
AY2016-17, Event, Funding, Info Session
November 13, 2013
AY2013-14, Event, Funding, Info Session