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.
Shorts Program 1 at the Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival
In 2014, the Chinese government started a new national campaign on equal elementary education, but at the same time strengthened residential registration system to segregate the rural and urban areas. On the one hand, I’m curious how the policies carry through when they conflicts with each other. On the other hand, the elementary education in China puts young children under unbearable pressure, which is what I’ve been through and suffered from. I want to review the education I got in China as an adult to find out what influence it has done to me and is still doing to children with different background.
Several days before the College Entrance Exam, high school teacher Chen Jun is informed by An, the school’s top student Lee' s sister, that their father was killed in a mining accident. Thinking for the student's future, as well as pressured by the school principle and his family, Chen Jun struggles whether he should tell Lee about this news.
Lenora Chu 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 presents a book talk by Scott Tong and a unique perspective on the transitions in China through the eyes of regular people.