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.
Hwang, Kyung Moon
Professor Hwang is Associate Professor in the USC Department of History. He received a Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard University and earned his B.A. in European History from Oberlin College in 1990. In 2000, Prof. Hwang received USC's Innovative Teaching Award. He was awarded the Junior Reserach Fellowship from the Academy of Korean Studies in 2001 and the Korea Foundation Fellowship in 2002.
Prof. Hwang's publications include: Hwang, K.M. (2004). "Citizenship, Social Equality, and Government Reform: Changes in the Household Registration System in Korea, 1894-1910." Modern Asian Studies, pp. 355-87; Hwang, K.M. (2004). Beyond Birth: Social Status in the Emergence of Modern Korea, Harvard Asia Center, Harvard University Press; Hwang, K.M. & Shin, G. (2003). Contentious Kwangju: The May 18th Uprising in Korea's Past and Present, Rowman & Littlefield and "From the Dirt to Heaven: Northern Koreans in the Chosôn and Early Modern Eras," Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 62.1, June 2002.
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.