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EASS project

What is EASS ?

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In an arena of cross-national surveys in which European and American researchers tend to be the focus, the EASS (East Asian Social Survey) project establishes common questions based on issues and concerns unique to East Asian societies, and attempts to conduct cross-national analyses.

Since the event that gave momentum to the EASS project was the "JGSS International Symposium 2003" held in Osaka University of Commerce in June, 2003, the JGSS project has been deeply involved in its start-up and operation. The constituent teams that launched the EASS were the JGSS team; Taiwanese team, which has been conducting a survey modeled after the GSS for many years (the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica); and Korean team who started in 2003 (the Survey Research Center (SRC), Sungkyunkwan University). Chinese team which started in 2003 (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Renmin University of China) has participated the EASS later.

Methodological feature of the EASS project is to incorporate these modules into repeated social surveys already implemented in various countries and regions, and to make international comparisons, rather than create a new independent cross-national survey. It is planned to incorporate groups of common questions (modules) every two years starting in 2006. EASS aims to continue valid and reliable cross-national surveys by using repeated research that has already generated robust results.

The theme for the first EASS (EASS 2006) is Family. The JGSS also calls for questions for the EASS module in and outside Japan, and four researchers joined the project. The EASS project team conducted several meetings at Seoul, Taipei, Beijing, and Osaka, and had completed the EASS 2006 module. EASS 2006 dataset is now released through ICPSR at the University of Michigan as well as EASSDA (EASS Data Archive) EASS 2008 and EASS 2010 datasets will be available through ICPSR in series.

The theme for the second (EASS 2008), third (EASS 2010), and fourth (EASS 2012) survey is "Culture and Globalization in East Asia," “Health and Society in East Asia,” and “Network Social Capital in East Asia,” respectively.

Progress of EASS 2006
November 21-22, 2003 Presentation at Thematic Lecture Series
Presentation at Workshop on East Asian Studies
At SungkyunkwanUniversity, KOREA
December 24, 2003 EASS General Meeting At Institute of Sociology, Academic Sinica, TAIWAN
July 7-11, 2004 Presentation at "36th World Congress, International Institute of Sociology" At Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Science, CHINA
EASS General Meeting
November 18-19, 2004 EASS Conference
EASS General Meeting
At Sungkyunkwan University, KOREA
April-May, 2005 Conducting EASS 2006 first pretest TSCS sampled randomly. KGSS and JGSS did not sample randomly.
June, 2005 Presentation at International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women At AsianCenter for Women’s Studies, EwhaWomans University, KOREA
EASS General Meeting At Sungkyunkwan University, KOREA
July-August, 2005 Conducting EASS 2006 second pretest Survey area: Higashi-Osaka City (25points)
Sample population: 1,000 males and females 20-89 years of age
October 30-31, 2005 JGSS Conference/EASS Colloquium 2005
EASS General Meeting
At Osaka University of Commerce
March, 2006 Publishing "Report on JGSS Colloquium 2005" At Osaka University of Commerce
October, 2006 Conducting JGSS-2006 survey Form B: EASS 'Family' module in common with KGSS-2006, CGSS-2006, and TSCS-2006.
November, 2006 EASS Conference
EASS General Meeting
At Institute of Sociology, Academic Sinica, TAIWAN
July 17-19, 2007 EASS Conference
EASS General Meeting
At The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, HONG KONG
November 10-12, 2007 JGSS Colloquium 2007 At Osaka University of Commerce
March, 2008 Publishing "Report on JGSS Colloquium 2007" At Osaka University of Commerce
June 7-8, 2008 JGSS International Symposium 2008
-Families in East Asia-
At Osaka University of Commerce
November 19-21, 2008 EASS Conference
EASS General Meeting
At Sungkyunkwan University, KOREA
December, 2008 Releasing EASS 2006 dataset EASSDA
March, 2009 Publishing "Report on JGSS Symposium 2008" At Osaka University of Commerce
Publishing EASS Data Book Nakanishiya publishing company
Publishing "East Asian Social Survey: EASS 2006 Family Module Codebook" At Osaka University of Commerce
July, 2013 Releasing EASS 2006 dataset ICPSR

EASS General Meeting 2007 at The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Progress of EASS 2008
November, 2006 EASS Conference
EASS General Meeting
At Institute of Sociology, Academic Sinica, TAIWAN
May 3-4, 2007 EASS Drafting Group Meeting At Institute of Sociology, Academic Sinica, TAIWAN
July 17-19, 2007 EASS Conference
EASS General Meeting
At The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, HONG KONG
August-September, 2007 Conducting EASS 2008 first pretest Survey area: Fujiidera City (15points)
Sample population: 300 males and females 20-89 years of age
November 10-12, 2007 EASS Drafting Group Meeting At Osaka University of Commerce
February-March, 2008 Conducting EASS 2008 second pretest Survey area: Fujiidera City (15points)
Sample population: 300 males and females 20-89 years of age
March 14-15, 2008 EASS Drafting Group Meeting At Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
March, 2008 Publishing "Report on JGSS Colloquium 2007" At Osaka University of Commerce
June 9, 2008 EASS Drafting Group Meeting At Osaka University of Commerce
October, 2008 Conducting JGSS-2008 survey Form B:EASS 'Culture' module in common with KGSS-2008, TSCS-2008 and CGSS-2008.
November 19-21, 2008 EASS Conference
EASS General Meeting
At Sungkyunkwan University, KOREA
May 25-27, 2009 EASS Drafting Group Meeting At Renmin University, CHINA
November 18-20, 2009 EASS Conference
EASS General Meeting
At Institute of Sociology, Academic Sinica, TAIWAN
December 17-18, 2009 JGSS Research Seminar 1
Workshop
At Osaka University of Commerce
January 11-14, 2010 JGSS Research Seminar 2
Workshop
At Osaka University of Commerce
March, 2010 Publishing "East Asian Social Survey: EASS 2008 Culture Module Codebook" At Osaka University of Commerce
January, 2011 Releasing EASS 2008 dataset EASSDA

EASS 2008 Drafting Meeting at Osaka University of Commerce
Progress of EASS 2010
March 14-15, 2008 EASS Drafting Group Meeting At Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
June 9, 2008 EASS Drafting Group Meeting At Osaka University of Commerce
November 19-21, 2008 EASS General Meeting At Sungkyunkwan University, KOREA
January, 2009 Conducting EASS 2010 first pretest Survey area: Higashi-osaka city
Sample population: 300 males and females 20-89 years of age
May 25-27, 2009 EASS Drafting Group Meeting At Renmin University, Beijing, China
August, 2009 JGSS-2010 second pretest conducted Survey area: Higashi-osaka city
Sample population: 400 males and females 20-89 years of age
November 18-20, 2009 EASS Conference
EASS General Meeting
At Institute of Sociology, Academic Sinica, TAIWAN
Feburary, 2010 Conducting JGSS-2010 survey FormB:EASS 2010: EASS 'Health' module in common with KGSS-2010 and CGSS-2010.
May 20-22, 2010 EASS Conference
EASS General Meeting
At Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
November 25-27, 2010 EASS Conference
EASS General Meeting
At Osaka University of Commerce
March 19-21, 2011 EASS Conference
EASS Drafting Group Meeting
At Osaka University of Commerce
March, 2012 Publishing EASS 2010 Codebook At Osaka University of Commerce
December, 2012 Releasing EASS 2010 dataset EASSDA
July, 2013 Releasing EASS 2010 dataset ICPSR
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