Welcome to East Asia For All!

Welcome to East Asia For All!

Welcome to East Asia For All, a podcast about the East Asian pop culture and media that you love!


EAFA is hosted by Melissa and Stephanie, two Ph.D. candidates of Chinese history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is focused on discussing East Asian pop cultural products — including movies, TV series, documentaries, fiction, and memoirs — and their relevance to understanding different aspects of East Asian life and culture. As pop culture nerds who also have a decade of experience living and traveling in East Asia, they have personally seen how people from outside of the region are engaging with its popular culture with increasing intensity and richness, but also how differences in language and culture often result in a limited understanding of pop cultural works. Mel and Steph look at how to approach East Asian popular culture for English-speaking fans, both for their fellow academics, and anyone with an interest in East Asia and East Asian culture.

Tune in soon for our first episode on Under the Dome, a Chinese environmental documentary by journalist Chai Jing. 

Episode 1: "Under the Dome" and Environmental Activism

Episode 1: "Under the Dome" and Environmental Activism