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Advancing collaborative, interdisciplinary research on Asia worldwide

UCLA-USC Joint East Asian Studies Center (JEASC)

The UCLA-USC Joint East Asian Studies Center (JEASC) is a consortium that brings together the Asia Institute at UCLA and the East Asian Studies Center at the University of Southern California. Since its designation as a Title VI National Resource Center in 1975, JEASC has been the driving force behind a remarkable expansion in training, research and outreach related to East Asia and its languages, making a significant contribution to meeting the national need for citizens knowledgeable about the world while dedicating itself to serving the people of Los Angeles and southern California.

Today JEASC has one of the largest and most accomplished faculties anywhere, with over 200 faculty members, 40 of whom are language-teaching specialists, they offer more than four hundred courses and teach over 12,000 students annually. Our students have access to one of the nation's ten largest East Asian library facilities as well as the unique resources of the two schools' film archives, museums, and study abroad programs.

The two JEASC partners act as nodes for the East Asian studies community in southern California, planning complementary seminars, conferences and speaker series as well as building links with other Title VI Centers. Pooling the resources of southern California’s two premier universities allows the consortium to offer an unrivaled range of resources and programs to meet the demands in our community, the professions, business and government for graduates with language and area studies expertise on China, Japan and Korea.

Programs administered under this grant include the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, K-12 Teacher Training Workshops, the UCLA/USC and Illinois Indiana National Dissertation Workshop, and more. The UCLA Program on Central Asia is also partially supported by this grant.


FLAS scholar studies nexus of language and traditional Zhuang singing

Innovative library collection stimulates Japanese language learning at UCLA


Fall 2016 Course: Qing History through Manchu Sources I

Past JEASC Conferences

Religion, Political Identities and Sacred Symbols in East Asia

JEASC Annual Conference & Graduate Student Professional Development Workshop
Friday, November 15, 2013
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Asia and the Global South

JEASC Annual Conference & Graduate Student Professional Development Workshop
Thursday, February 14, 2013
12:00 PM - 5:45 PM

East Asian Visual Media at Home and Abroad

UCLA-USC Joint East Asian Studies Center Annual Faculty-Graduate Student Workshop
Thursday, October 20, 2011
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Media and Culture in Contemporary China

A two-day conference featuring Chinese Producer Zhang Jizhong, sponsored by the UCLA-USC Joint East Asian Studies Center and held on the UCLA and USC campuses
Friday, October 21, 2011
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM