Joint East Asian Studies Center
Asia Pacific Arts has two missions. The first is to illuminate key trends, individuals, and institutions in Asian and Asian American pop culture and the second is to provide hands-on journalism training for students interested in Asia and pop culture. Asia Pacific Arts is where you learn how the American release of Red Cliff differs from the version that sold $120 million in tickets across Asia and why Leon Dai's small-budget No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti swept Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards last month. It's where you hear BoA explain her efforts to achieve success in the US market. Students produce Asia Pacific Arts, developing stories, carrying out research, conducting interviews, and composing the multimedia stories. Through regular workshops and informal consultations our student journalists draw on the expertise of distinguished scholars as well as veteran writers, filmmakers, and critics.
This initiative brings together academics whose work intersects with Japan in order to jointly conceive new paradigms for the study of the Japanese Arts (broadly conceived to include the fields of literature, comparative literature, anthropology, film, print and other media, performance, aesthetics, art, archeology, spatial studies, and the history of art and architecture) in relationship to Asia, America, and the World. Collectively, we aim to initiate a series of new exchanges. This collaborative work will ultimately redefine our approach to the study, teaching, and frameworks for Japanese, Asian, and Asian American Studies within the UC system and better integrate Japan into other disciplines.
UCLA Asian Languages & Cultures Department (www.alc.ucla.edu)
The UCLA Department of Asian Languages & Cultures is dedicated to the study of the civilizations of the Asian region, in all their diversity.
Part of the Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine (CCIM), a campus-wide, interdepartmental effort dedicated to the practice, teaching, and science of complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine.
Chinese language and culture for K-12 teachers and the wider campus community
UCLA's collection of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Language materials
USC Center for International Studies (usccis.org/)
The Center for International Studies (CIS) at the University of Southern California was originally established as a research unit by the School of International Relations in 1986, to promote advanced research and critical debate of theoretical and policy issues in world affairs.
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) provides students with a well-rounded education on East Asia by focusing on the study of the languages, linguistics, literature, thought and civilizations of China, Japan and Korea.
The East Asian Studies Center administers the East Asian Area Studies (EAAS) interdisciplinary major. This major is appropriate for students with a broad interest in East Asia, particularly China, Japan and Korea.
EASC offers an interdisciplinary Master's Degree in East Asian Area Studies. Candidates for the M.A. degree are able to design a program of study based on individual scholarly and professional goals. Students choose from courses offered by departments and professional schools across the university, concentrating on one country (China, Japan, or Korea) or developing region-wide expertise.
The East Asian Library directly supports the research and teaching needs of the East Asian faculty and students at USC and includes in its collections Chinese, Japanese and Korean-language materials in all fields, but with an emphasis on social sciences and humanities.
The Office of Globalization was established to advance the strategic objective of increasing the international visibility, reach and impact of USC's research, scholarship, art, education and service programs - thereby securing USC's place as a truly global university in a city that USC President Steven B. Sample has called the Capital of the Pacific Rim.
Established in 1995, the USC Korean Studies Institute serves as an epicenter for Korean education and research. As one of the nation's premier Korean studies programs, the Institute remains dedicated to its mission of educating tomorrow's leaders.
USC Marshall School of Business Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) (www.marshall.usc.edu/ciber/about.htm)
The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and economic enterprise. Administered by the U.S. Department of Education, the CIBER program links the manpower and information needs of U.S. business with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the U.S. Thirty-one universities were designated as centers that serve as regional and national resources to business, students, and academics.
The Project for Premodern Japan Studies of the USC College was established in 2003 to nurture and coordinate the study of premodern Japan at USC.
The USC U.S. - China Institute aims to enhance understanding of the 21st century's definitive and multidimensional relationship through cutting-edge social science research, innovative graduate and undergraduate training, extensive and influential public events, and professional development efforts.
USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute (college.usc.edu/emsi/)
The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute (EMSI) supports advanced research and scholarship on human societies between 1450 and 1850. The Institute's range is global.