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.
Yuja Wang and The Shanghai Symphony
The Philharmonic Society presents a performance by Yuja Wang, led by conductor Long Yu.
Long Yu, Conductor
Yuja Wang, Piano
The Shanghai Symphony
Led by conductor Long Yu, the Society’s celebration of Chinese Culture concludes with Yuja Wang’s vital performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Mussorgsky’s Introduction from Khovantchina and Chen Qigang’s scenic cantata Iris dévoilée – a scenic cantata, which features three traditional Chinese instruments: pipa, erhu, and zheng.
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Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture in Southern California is presented with the support of South Coast Plaza and The Segerstrom Foundation. Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: Celebrating Chinese Culture is made possible by a leadership gift from Henry R. Kravis in honor of his wife, Marie-Josée.
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.