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

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.