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The USC U.S.-China Institute informs public discussion of the evolving and multidimensional U.S.-China relationship through policy-relevant research, graduate and undergraduate training, and professional development programs for teachers, journalists, and officials. It produces compelling public events, widely-viewed documentary films, and the popular magazines US-China Today and Asia Pacific Arts.
USCI was established in 2006 by USC President C.L. "Max" Nikias (then provost). In fall 2011, USCI became part of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, whose world-class programs include those on public diplomacy, new Chinese media, and economics reporting.
USCI is to have university-wide reach and to foster policy-relevant social science research. Innovations in the instructional program and effective public programming are also expected.
Like every other sector of American life, universities are getting the “China religion.” Building on a history of Pacific overtures, USC is positioning itself as the go-to institution for research on the symbiotic relationship between “us” and “them.”
The Executive Committee, drawn from faculty across the university, helps to determine institute policies and priorities and plan conferences and other activities. Members of the committee serve with other faculty on the institute's various research funding committees.
Some of the top specialists on U.S.-China ties and trends in contemporary China serve on the institute's board of scholars. These distinguished individuals offer advice on a number of matters from research and event agendas to faculty recruitment.


We welcome questions, comments, and suggestions. You can reach us by phone, fax, mail, and through the form below.

Our contact information is:
Phone: 1-213-821-4382
Fax:       1-213-821-2382
Mailing Address:
USC U.S. – China Institute
3502 Watt Way, ASC G24
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281
United States of America
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October 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Lenora Chu, whose new book explores what takes place behind closed classroom doors in China's education system. Chu’s eye-opening investigation challenges assumptions and considers the true value and purpose of education.

October 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and USC Shoah Foundation present a screening of the film Above the Drowning Sea, the story of the dramatic escape of European Jews from Nazi-controlled Europe to Shanghai on the eve of World War Two. Followed by a panel conversation.