Joint East Asian Studies Center

The Joint East Asian Studies Center (JEASC) is a consortium that brings together the Asia Institute at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) and the East Asian Studies Center (EASC) at the University of Southern California (USC). 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 199 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 and museums.

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 demand in our community, the professions, business and government for school and university graduates with language and cultural competency in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.