The USC U.S.-China Institute hosted its 10th anniversary conference on September 29, 2016 at the USC Radisson Hotel.
China's Green Religion
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute and the USC School of Religion for a discussion with Professor James Miller of Queen's University on the contribution of Daoism to modern-day China.
The monumental task that China faces in the 21st century is to create a way of development that does not destroy the ecological foundations for the life and livelihood of its 1.4 billion citizens. This requires a creative leap beyond the Enlightenment mentality and the Western model of industrialization. Can China's cultural traditions, its religious values, ideals and ways of life, play a role in building a sustainable China? James Miller discusses the contribution of Daoism, China's indigenous religion, to this urgent debate.
James Miller is Professor of Chinese Religions at Queen's University, Canada. His research focuses on the social imagination of nature in China, and he has published five books including most recently Religion and Ecological Sustainability in China (co-edited with Dan Smyer Yu and Peter van der Veer, Routledge 2014).
This event is co-sponsored by the USC School of Religion.
The first televised presidential debates took place in 1960 and U.S. policies toward China and Taiwan were an important part of the discussion. The USC U.S.-China Institute has reviewed transcripts over the past fifty years and shares excerpts here.
The Hopkins-Nanjing Center offers graduate coursework that elevates students' Chinese language proficiency and prepares them for a career related to international relations. Learn more about the HNC at the information session held ASC G24 at 11:00am on October 25, 2016.
The USC U.S.-China Institutes presents a discussion with Professor Andrew Morris on the deflection of squadron commander Fan Yuanyan to Taiwan.