Apr 05, 2020  
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 
USC Catalogue 2019-2020

East Asian Area Studies

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The East Asian Studies Center provides interdisciplinary studies of China, Japan and Korea. It offers an undergraduate major in East Asian Area Studies, minors in East Asian Area Studies and Korean Studies, the Master of Arts in East Asian Area Studies and the Master of Arts/Master of Business Administration. Its faculty are professors from departments throughout the college and several professional schools who teach and engage in research on East Asia. The center's interdisciplinary approach allows students the flexibility to acquire country-specific expertise as well as a transnational understanding of the region from nearly any discipline.

The East Asian Studies Center promotes and coordinates teaching, research and development of academic programs concerning East Asia, regardless of discipline or school, on a university-wide basis. Visiting scholars may also be named from among persons outside the university who wish to do research at USC and contribute to the goals of the center.

The center also promotes and coordinates academic exchange with other institutions with which USC maintains cooperative relations in the United States and abroad. Graduate students with special interests in East Asia may take courses at UCLA through USC and may also work, where appropriate, with certain UCLA faculty. UCLA graduate students may similarly take courses at USC and work with USC faculty, for credit at UCLA in East Asian studies. The center facilitates cooperation and provides graduate and undergraduate fellowships to students at both institutions.

College Administrative Services Building (CAS) 100
(213) 740-2991
FAX: (213) 740-8409
Email: easc@dornsife.usc.edu


Director: Brett Sheehan, PhD

Associated Faculty

Professors: Jonathan Aronson (Communication); Meiling Cheng (Dramatic Arts Critical Studies), Iris Chi (Social Work); Ruth Gim Chung (Education); Robert Dekle (Economics); JoAnn Marie Farver (Psychology); Eric Heikkila (Public Policy); Velina Hasu Houston (Dramatic Arts); Kyung Moon Hwang (History), David James (Cinematic Arts); Matthew Kahn (Economics); David Kang (International Relations); Saori Katada (International Relations); Namkil Kim (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Dorinne Kondo (Anthropology); Lon Kurashige (History); Audrey Li (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Akira Mizuta Lippit (Cinematic Arts); Qingyun Ma (Architecture); Roger Moon (Economics); Jeffrey B. Nugent (Economics); C.W. Park (Business); Rhacel Parreñas (Sociology); Joan Piggott (History); Nandini Rajagopalan (Management and Organization); Stanley Rosen (Political Science); Ellen Seiter (Cinematic Arts); Brett Sheehan (History); Jean Shih (Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology); Andrew Simpson (Linguistics); James Steele (Architecture); John Strauss (Economics); Guofu Tan (Economics); Shui Yan Tang (Public Policy); Duncan Williams (Religion); Tak-Jun Wong (Accounting); Sha Yang (Marketing)

Associate Professors: Brian Bernards (East Asian Languages and Cultures); David Bialock (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Bettine Birge (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Jenny Chio (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Youngmin Choe (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Robeson Taj Frazier (Communication); Joshua Goldstein (History); Hajime Hoji (Linguistics); Jacques Hymans (International Relations); Nan Jia (Management and Organization); Annette Kim (Public Policy); Sonya Lee (Art History); Daniel Lynch (International Relations); Lori Meeks (Religion); Eunjoo Pacifici (Clinical Pharmacy); Sunyoung Park (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Gary Seaman (Anthropology); Satoko Shimazaki (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Jay Wang (Communication); Shiing-Wu Wang (Accounting); Carol Wise (International Relations); Lori Qingyuan Yue (Management and Organization); Leon Yang Zhu (Data Science and Operations)

Assistant Professors: Erin Baggott Carter (International Relations); Lindsey Bier (Clinical Business Communication);  Lian Jian (Communication); Rongdao Lai (Religion); Jonathan Markowitz (International Relations); Rebecca Myerson (Pharmaceutical and Health Economics);  Tianshu Sun (Data Sciences and Operations); Benjamin Uchiyama (History); Yanhui Wu (Finance and Business Economics); Aimei Yang (Journalism); Kerim Yasar (East Asian Languages and Cultures)

Adjunct Clinical, Research, Teaching and Visiting Faculty: Hyunjung Ahn (East Asian Languages and Cultures); John Alexander (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Naomi Asakura (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Vinayak Bharne (Architecture); John Chang (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Baizhu Chen (Finance and Business Economics); Jinhee Choung (Political Science); Mina Chow (Architecture); Helen Chung (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Xianxian Fang (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Geraldine Fiss (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Mayumi Ikeda (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Maki Irie (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Xiang Jian (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Yuka Kumagai (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Hsiao-Yun Liao (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Yi-Hsien Liu (East Asian Languages and Culture); Christopher Magriney (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Yumi Matsumoto (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Miya Mizuta Lippit (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Sooran Pak (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Masako Tamanaha (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Tin-yu Tseng (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Jason Webb (Comparative Literature); Yan Xiao (Engineering)

Librarians: Rebecca Corbett (Japanese Studies); Joy Kim (Korean Heritage Library); Kenneth Klein (East Asian Library); Sun-Yoon Lee (Multimedia Collections); Tang Li (Chinese Studies)

Emeritus Professors: Gordon Berger (History); Philip B.H. Birnbaum-More (Business Management and Organization); Harrison Cheng (Economics); Dominic Cheung (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Roger Dingman (History); Charlotte Furth (History); George Hayden (East Asian Languages and Cultures); Douglas Joines (Finance and Business Economics); Thomas Lin (Accounting); Lawrence Pryor (Journalism); William Rideout (Education)


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