Our Mission

Our Mission
 
Release Date: 01/01/2007
 
 
The USC U.S. - China Institute aims to enhance understanding of the 21st century’s definitive and multidimensional relationship through
 
cutting-edge research which
 
takes on central trends and issues affecting U.S. – China relations
utilizes interdisciplinary approaches
is social science-based and policy-relevant
involves undergraduate and graduate students
innovative graduate and undergraduate training which
 
involves students in producing rather than merely consuming knowledge
infuses the exploration of important trends and issues affecting the U.S. – China relationship across the curriculum
includes development of new graduate degree programs and undergraduate minors
extensive and influential public events and professional development efforts including
 
organizing major conferences, workshops, and exhibitions
developing internship opportunities for USC students in business, journalism, health care, and other areas
providing in-service training for K-12 teachers, journalists, government officials, businesspeople, and others

Events

October 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

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.

October 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
Los Angeles, California

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.