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.
Roberts, "Waiting for Uighurstan: Negotiating peoplehood and place in the borderlands of the former Soviet Union and The People's Republic of China (a study guide for the companion video)," 1996
Sean Raymond Roberts, M.A.
This thesis is written in the form of a study guide intended for educational use with the video documentary "Waiting for Uighurstan." However, its main body also stands on its own as an ethnographic work on the Uighur people of the Ili valley borderlands of the former Soviet Union and China. It examines the ways in which Uighurs have negotiated their national culture and identity in this border region where two state-mediated cultures come together. Using primarily interview material, it examines the roles of migration and border separation in creating Uighur "sub-ethnic" groups and the ways that these "sub-ethnic" groups presently negotiate a common culture and identity through contact facilitated by recent cross-border trade in the area.
Advisor: Not listed
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.