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.
Call for Papers: "Migrations of Cultures" (Deadline: December 9, 2016)
- Multilingual societies and their conflicts ("language wars") and advantages
- Linguistic landscapes and their evolution
- Translation as a political tool
- Literatures of the diaspora
- Circulation of texts through multiple areas and in multiple languages
- Travel literature through the ages
- Exiles, migrants, and refugees
- Processes of acculturation
- The politics of literary prizes
- Films and the problems of cultural translation
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.