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Call for Participants: UCLA-USC Asia and the Global South Workshop

JEASC Annual Conference & Graduate Student Professional Development Workshop at USC

The UCLA Asia Institute and the USC East Asian Studies Center invite graduate student and faculty participation as both paper presenters and commentators for the 2013 Joint East Asian Studies Workshop.

Asia and the Global South

As part of its Title VI NRC activities, the UCLA-USC Joint East Asian Studies Center (JEASC) began in the 2010-11 academic year to host a joint colloquium of graduate students and faculty to comment on each other’s work as a kind of professional engagement and development intended to bring people from different disciplines from the two campuses together.

This year, we focus on Asia and the Global South. We intend the theme as a broad topic designed to cover the myriad of ways in which Asian states, firms, groups and individuals are engaging governments, societies, economies, and cultures in world regions other than Europe and North America. From Chinese peacekeepers and business interests in Africa to Japanese ODA and Korean trade relations with Latin America, a host of important issues are beginning to be examined by social scientists and humanists.

This Joint East Asian Studies Center (JEASC) colloquium on Asia and the Global South will be held at USC on Thursday, February 14, 2013, from 1:00-5:00pm at SOS B40, followed by a dinner for colloquium attendees at the Ahn House.

At UCLA, please contact Professor R. Bin Wong at  and at USC, please contact Professor David Kang at with proposed paper topics or to volunteer to be a commentator by Monday, October 15, 2012.

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