Aynne Kokas, from the University of Virginia, offers an in-depth look at China’s growing role in the global media industries and how it is shaping Hollywood in the twenty-first century.
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).
USC political scientist and Chinese film specialist Stanley Rosen published an op-ed on China’s richest man and the leader of one of its most prominent companies. His essay was published by Nikkei Asian Review on January 7, 2017.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by USC Professor Emerita Charlotte Furth on her adventures in Beijing teaching young Chinese scholars about America.