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.
Jennifer Jung-Kim is a lecturer in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and assistant director/senior editor at the Center for Bat the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds a B.A. degree from Barnard College of Columbia University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the UCLA Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures in Korean Literature and Cultural History and Korean Cultural History, respectively. Her Ph.D. dissertation, "Gender and Modernity in Colonial Korea," examined the reconstruction of gender identities as central to the modernization process and won the UCLA Center for the Study of Women's Mary Wollstonecraft Dissertation Award in 2006.
Her courses include premodern and modern Korean history, East Asian popular culture, and women’s history.
Dr. Jung-Kim's continuing research is on women in colonial Korea and is currently working on a manuscript revision of her dissertation. She is also co-author of Living History in1894 Korea: The Kabo Reforms for the Reacting to the Past series (publication and Spanish translation pending).
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.