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The East Asian Studies Center at the University of Southern California leads and supports education, research, and community research concerning East Asia.

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May 13 2013

EASC Affiliated Graduate Student Achievements 2012-13

Congratulations to our affiliated graduate students for their achievements this academic year.

Keisha Brown (PhD, East Asian Languages & Cultures) received the Gold Family Graduate Fellowship for summer 2013 and will be presenting a paper at UC San Diego’s Graduate Research Conference.

Jier Dong (MA, East Asian Area Studies) is graduating this May after completing his thesis “Romance Rapscallions on the Cusp of Modern: Male Courtship in Four Eileen Chang Stories”. His thesis committee consisted of Professors Brian Bernards, Dominic Cheung, and Sunyoung Park. Jier has accepted a position as project manager for a private firm in El Monte.

Jesse Drian (PhD, East Asian Languages & Cultures) received the Nippon Foundation Fellowship to study Japanese at the Inter-University Center in Yokohama, Japan in 2013-14. 

Yu-Kang Fan (PhD, Sociology) received the USC Research Enhancement Fellowship for 2013-14 academic and his co-authored paper is forthcoming in August in the Journal of Marriage and Family. 

Nate Heneghan (PhD, East Asian Languages & Cultures) received the Russell Endowed Fellowship to complete his dissertation. 

Josh Hsieh (MFA, Cinematic Arts) co-produced the documentary A Second Chance, which has been nominated for a Student Academy Award. 

Nadia Kanagawa (PhD, History) was awarded a Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship for 2013-14, as well as a Roberta Persinger Foulke fellowship for this summer. 

Kate Page-Lippsmeyer (PhD, East Asian Languages & Cultures) was awarded a Japan Foundation Fellowship to attend the Japanese language program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Studies in Yokohama, Japan.

Victoria Pinto (PhD, East Asian Languages & Cultures) organized a panel and presented a paper at the American Academy of Religion’s national meeting, published a book review in the Japanese journal of religious studies, and was elected Graduate Student Government Vice President.