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Rosen, Stanley 骆思典

Political Science

Contact Information
Professor of Political Science
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Courtesy appointment to the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
Office: VKC 232A and University Residential College at Birnkrant, Room 104
Phone: (213) 740-1697

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 8/1979

  • M.A. International Relations, University of California - Los Angeles, 6/1966

  • B.A. English/Pre-Med, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 6/1965

Professor Stanley Rosen teaches political science, specializing in Chinese politics and society.  He is also the Faculty Master of University Residential College at Bimkrant, which is an honors college for USC’s best incoming students. Rosen has been living on campus for 26 years as a resident faculty member.  He studied Chinese in Taiwan and Hong Kong and has traveled to mainland China over 50 times in the last 34 years. His courses range from Chinese politics and Chinese film to political change in Asia, East Asian societies, comparative politics, and politics and film in comparative perspective. The author or editor of eight books and many articles, he has written on such topics as the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese legal system, public opinion, youth, gender, human rights, Sino-American relations, and film and the media. He is the co-editor of Chinese Education and Society and a frequent guest editor of other translation journals. His most recent books include Chinese Politics: State, Society and the Market [2010] (co-edited with Peter Hays Gries) and Art, Politics and Commerce in Chinese Cinema [2010] (co-edited with Ying Zhu).  Ongoing projects include a study of the changing attitudes and behavior of Chinese youth, and a study of Hollywood films in China and the prospects for Chinese films on the international market, particularly in the United States. In addition to his academic activities at USC, Professor Rosen has escorted twelve delegations to China for the National Committee on US-China Relations (including American university presidents, professional associations, and Fulbright groups).  He is an affiliated research scholar at Beijing Normal University’s Research Institute for Chinese Culture and International Communications and a member of the international advisory board of Shanghai University’s Center for Media Studies and the Humanities Studies Center of Zhongshan University (Taiwan).  He has consulted for the World Bank, the Ford Foundation, the United States Information Agency, the Los Angeles Public Defenders Office and a number of private corporations, law firms and U.S. government agencies.

Description of Research
Summary Statement of Research Interests
Professor Rosen is a specialist on politics in the People's Republic of China, Chinese film, and Chinese society

Funded Research
Contracts and Grants Awarded

  • Taiwan Documentary Film (Taiwan Ministry of Culture), Stanley Rosen, $25,000, 2014-2015   

  • UCLA/USC Joint East Asian Studies Center (US Department of Education (submitted 2010)), Stanley Rosen, Bin Wong (UCLA), $2,609,148, 08/15/2010-08/14/2014  

  • USC/UCLA Joint East Asian Language And Area Studies Center And (UCLA/U.S. Dept. of Education (submitted 2006)), Rosen, Stanley, Bin Wong (UCLA), $2,400,000, 08/15/2006-08/14/2010  

  • Freeman Foundation Undergraduate Asian Studies Initiative II (Freeman Foundation (submitted successfully in 2007), Stanley Rosen, East Asian Studies Center, $400,000, 2008-2009


  • Ying Zhu and Stanley Rosen (Ed.). (2010). Art, Politics and Commerce in Chinese Cinema. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

  • Gries, P., Rosen, S. (2010). Chinese Politics: State, Society and the Market. London and New York: Routledge.

  • Rosen, S. (1986). S. Rosen. Policy Conflicts in Post-Mao China: A Documentary Survey with Analysis (co-edited).

  • Rosen, S., Unger, J., Chan, A. (1985). On Socialist Democracy and the Chinese Legal System (co-edited). M.E. Sharpe.

  • Rosen, S. (1982). S. Rosen. Red Guard Factionalism and the Cultural Revolution in Guangzhou.

Book Chapter

  • Rosen, S. (2017). The Chinese Dream Confronts the American Dream in Popular Culture: China as Producer and Consumer of Films at Home and Abroad. China's Global Engagement pp. 359-388.
  • Rosen, S. (2015). Can China Devise a Strategy to Promote Its Films Abroad? Obstacles and Suggestions. Chinese Film after 110 Years (in Chinese) pp. 259-79. Beijing: China Film Press.
  • Rosen, S. (2015). "Conclusion". Conflict and Cooperation in US-China Relations pp. 248-269. London and New York: Routledge.

Journal Article

  • Rosen, S. (2012). "Ironies of Soft Power Projection: The United States and China. Limes. Vol. 20 (6), pp. 4.

  • Rosen, S. (2011). "The Use of Film for Public Diplomacy: Why Hollywood Makes a Stronger Case for China". PDiN Monitor. Vol. 2 (5 (May-June)), pp. 6 pages.

  • Rosen, S. (2009). "Contemporary Chinese Youth and the State". Journal of Asian Studies. Vol. 68 (2), pp. 359-369.


  • Rosen, S., Chu, D. (1987). S. Rosen. Survey Research in the People's Republic of China (co-authored).

  • Rosen, S. (1981). S. Rosen. The Role of Sent-Down Youth in the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

Honors and Awards

  • USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, Political Science Award for Outstanding Classroom Teaching and Dedication to Students, 1998-1999 


  • "Cultural and Intellectual Trends" (2007: USCI | YouTube)

  • "Political Implications of the Beijing Olympics" (2009: USCI | YouTube)

  • "China's Expanding Global Influence" (2010: USCI | YouTube)

  • "2012 Taiwan Election" (2012: USCI | YouTube)

  • Chinese American Film Festival Symposium (2012: USCI | YouTube)

  • "Images of China in Recent American Films and TV Shows" (2013: USCI | YouTube)

  • Taiwan - China Film Trends (2014: USCI | YouTube)

  • Comments on Taiwan - US- China Affairs (2014: USCI | YouTube)


October 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Michael Meyer, whose last book in his China trilogy tells a story both deeply personal and universal as he captures what it feels like to learn a language, culture and history from the ground up. 


October 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a presentation by Wei Yen (厳序纬), author and veteran businessman, to examine Chinese outbound investment and how American businesses can take advantage of China’s rise to forge win-win partnerships.