John Pomfret examines the remarkable history of the two-centuries-old relationship between the United States and China, from the Revolutionary War to the present day.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Santa Monica Place
Kick-off the Lunar New Year with a celebration of the Year of the Rooster. Also known as the Spring Festival, the celebration will feature entertainment such as the traditional Chinese Lion Dance, Korean Fan Dance, a Chinese classical musical duo, stilt walkers, a Wishing Tree, arts & crafts, a balloon twister, Chinese Dough Art and more!
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
- Chinese Music Duo
- Traditional Dough Artist
- Balloon Artist
- Arts & Crafts
- Stilt Walkers
- Korean Fan Dance
3:30 PM & 5:30 PM
- Chinese Lion Dance
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.
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.