CFP: UCLA/USC and Illinois/Indiana National Dissertation Workshop on Contemporary East Asia

Application Deadline: March 16, 2018

May 18, 2018
University of Southern California

The University of Southern California East Asian Studies Center is pleased to announce the fourth Joint Consortia National Dissertation Workshop on “Contemporary East Asia” at the University of Southern California on May 18, 2018. It is designed to enable students to present and engage in intensive discussions of their work in broader East Asian and multidisciplinary contexts. The workshop will be led by three faculty mentors who focus on modern China, Japan and Korea:

Stanley Rosen | Professor of Political Science, University of Southern California
William Marotti | Associate Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles
Susan Hwang | Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Indiana University

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral program and must have begun to draft a dissertation, although they need not have advanced to candidacy. All doctoral students whose area of research falls within Contemporary East Asia are encouraged to apply. Participants are required to fund their own travel to USC, as well as some meals. Remaining costs of the workshop, including materials, some meals, and two nights lodging will be covered by the Joint Consortia.


Application materials consist of four items:

1. Application Form
2. A current CV – Upload
3. A 4-6-page double-spaced dissertation/thesis proposal (including a description of the specific issues being addressed, the intellectual approach, and the materials being studied) – Upload
4. A letter of support from a faculty member - Via email to

To apply please click here.

The National Dissertation Workshop is a joint program of the University of California, Los Angeles/University of Southern California East Asia National Resource Center Consortium (UCLA/USC East Asia NRC) in cooperation with the Illinois/Indiana East Asia National Resource Center Consortium (IL/IN East Asia NRC), funded by the US Department of Education Title VI International and Foreign Language Education program.

Published: Friday, February 16, 2018