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John E. Wills, Jr. 1936-2017, Longtime USC China Studies Leader

January 25, 2017

John E. Wills, Jr., a longtime leader of China studies at USC and the Chinese history field, passed away on January 13.

Video: Syaru Shirley Lin Examines Sino-Taiwan Relations

November 1, 2016

Syaru Shirley Lin examines the divergence between the development of economic and political relations across the Taiwan Strait and the oscillation of Taiwan’s cross-Strait economic policy through the interplay of national identity and economic interests.

Video: Andrew Morris on the Defection of PLA Air Force Commander Fan Yuanyan to Taiwan

October 26, 2016

Andrew Morris discussed the defection of squadron commander Fan Yuanyan to Taiwan.

Gail Hershatter Discusses Her Book "The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China's Collective Past"

June 9, 2016

Gail Hershatter explores changes in the lives of seventy-two elderly women in rural Shaanxi province during the revolutionary decades of the 1950s and 1960s.

Screenings of "Assignment: China" around the Country

February 10, 2016

A complete list of screenings of the USC U.S.-China Institute's documentary series Assignment China, a multi-part documentary series on the history of American correspondents in China dating back to the 1940s.

Louisa Lim Discusses her book "The People's Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited"

January 29, 2016

In The People's Republic of Amnesia, Louisa Lim charts how the events of June 4th changed China, and how China changed the events of June 4th by rewriting its own history.

Chinese History Comes to Life through Games

January 11, 2016

USC Dornife students learn about 200 years of economics in a course that incorporates online role playing

Robert Wells discusses his book "Voices from the Bottom of the South China Sea"

June 16, 2015

Robert Wells speaks to USCI about his book "Voices from the Bottom of the South China Sea," which tells the true story of a deadly 1874 shipwreck off Southern China that killed hundreds and scattered treasure in the South China Sea.

Michael Meyer Discusses "The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed"

May 7, 2015

Author Michael Meyer talks to USCI about his book, in which he paints a portrait of Beijing through the lens of its oldest neighborhood, facing destruction as the city, and China, relentlessly modernizes.

Grad student thinks small when crafting Chinese ornaments

April 12, 2015

USC Dornsife scholar studies tiny wooden replicas of buildings that adorn Buddhist temples and monasteries

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