Talking Points: January 21 - February 4, 2009
The USC U.S.-China Institute's weekly e-newsletter.
Release Date: 01/21/2009
January 21 - February 4, 2009
Barack Obama’s inaugural address was carried on Chinese television
and translated in China’s official Chinese
language and English
language press. The official Communist Party newspaper, the People’s Daily (人民日报), featured the inauguration on page 3 (click here for pdf version of the page
). Several news organizations note that Chinese censors filtered out some parts of the new president’s comments
One of the comments targeted was
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with the sturdy alliances and enduring convictions.
And another was:
To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.
Official Chinese commentaries on the inauguration offered guarded optimism that the Obama administration would reorient American foreign policy away from unilateralism and towards cooperation with others.
On January 30, you are invited to USC to participate in our look at the impact of the Beijing Olympics
. Panels feature distinguished scholars and professionals discussing the importance of the Games for China’s international standing and what the Games meant for China’s domestic politics and its economy. The role various media played in this will also be examined. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please click here to learn more about the event and to register for it
In addition to the Olympics conference, we hope you will join us at some of our other spring semester events. These include presentations by Shen Dingli, head of Fudan University’s Center for American Studies (Feb. 5), and John Kamm, businessman turned human rights activist (Feb. 12). You can learn about our events and China-related events throughout North America below and at the calendar section of our website
While you are at the website, please also visit the resources section
, which includes documents such as the just released Chinese government “white paper” on China’s defense capabilities and priorities
. We appreciate your feedback on Talking Points
and our website. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, we remind students and scholars that the U.S.-China Institute is currently inviting applications for three research programs
. The first, for post-doctoral scholars, has a January 28 deadline. Those for USC faculty and graduate students have March 6 deadlines. Learn more about these programs and download application forms at the announcements section of our website
. Please note that we are also welcoming applications from secondary school teachers for our seminar on teaching about East Asia
. Information and an application form is available in the k-12 curriculum section
of our website.
01/22/2009: Chinese Competition Policy: The Antimonopoly Law & China's Financial Sector
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco 101 Market Street, San Francisco, CA
Cost: $45 per person (includes lunch)
Time: 12:00PM - 2:00PM
The Asia Society presents a talk with Nate Bush, O'Melveny & Myers LLP on China's antimonopoly Law & China's financial sector.
01/22/2009: Commentary-writing in Chinese Buddhism
IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor, Berkeley, California
Time: 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Imre Hamar (University of Virginia) will explore the significance of commentaries is holy scriptures and ancient written texts.
01/26/2009: Xianbei, Fuyu, or Puyo: The Laoheshen Cemetery in Jilin, China, and Its Ethnicity and Women
UCLA 11377 Bunche Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Time: 4:30PM - 6:00PM
UCLA presents a talk by Pak Yingjin (Chungnam University)
01/27/2009: Money Talks: Commerce, Classics, and Taste in Late Imperial China, 1600 – 1800
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Address: 1151 Oxford Road, Friends’ Hall, San Marino, CA 91108
Cost: Free and open to the public, no reservations required
Time: 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Princeton University's Benjamin A. Elman will discuss how the monetarization of the economy affected China in unprecedented ways.
01/28/2009: Chinese Posters: Art from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
IEAS Conference Room
Address: 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor, Berkeley, CA
Phone: (510) 643-6321
Time: 5:00PM - 6:30PM
A presentation of Chinese posters by Lincoln Cushing, Archivist, art historian, former UC librarian and Ann Tompkins, Co-author, with Lincoln Cushing, of "Chinese Posters: Art from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution"
01/29/2009: Asia Pacific Security Seminar
East-West Center in Washington Conference Room, Washington, D.C.
Cost: This event is free and open to the public.
Time: 12:30-2:00 PM
American Enterprise Institute's Nicholas Eberstadt will discuss the projected demographic changes in the region and explore the implications for economic progress, political interactions, and international security.
01/29/2009: New Actors and Factors in Cross Strait Relations
State Room, The Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University, 7th Floor, 1957 E Street, NW
Time: 9am -2pm
Please RSVP with your name, email address and GW affiliation/organization to email@example.com
The Sigur Center for Asian Studies presents a panel discussion on Cross Strait Relations.
01/29/2009: "My Beijing Birthday" - Screening and Discussion
Asia Society and Museum
Auditorium, 725 Park Avenue, New York
Cost: $7 members/seniors/students; $11 nonmembers
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Asia Society presents the screening of comedy "My Beijing Birthday" followed with a discussion with filmmaker Howie Snyder.
01/30/2009: Music from China -Performed by the Arts Faculty, Xiamen University
EWC Imin Center-Jefferson Hall, (opposite UHM Kennedy Theatre), Honolulu, Hawaii
A diverse program featuring traditional and contemporary works for voice, erhu, hulusi, shougu, xiao, xun, yangqin, zheng, and piano.
11/14/2008 - 11/14/2009: Chinese Art: A Seattle Perspective
Seatle Asian Art Museum
Address: 1400 East Prospect Street , Volunteer Park , Seattle, WA 98112–3303
The Seattle Asian Art Museum presents an opportunity to see a collection with representative works from each dynastic period.
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