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Assignment: China - USCI's series on American reporting on China

Photo by Jim Laurie.
January 31, 2018

How do we know what we know about China? The images most Americans hold of China were shaped by news coverage. Our multipart documentary series Assignment: China focuses on the journalists who have described the remarkable changes in China since the 1940s. Two of the most influential moments in this history were the Nixon visit in 1972 and the Tiananmen demonstrations of 1989. Of course, China's opening up and subsequent economic rise have reshaped the world. 

USC and China in the News: January and February 2018

January 29, 2018

China-related news stories featuring University of Southern California faculty, students, staff, and programs.

Talking Points: 2017 Passings and 2018 New Year Wishes, Dec. 30, 2017

December 30, 2017

Our end of the year Talking Points newsletter reports on U.S.-China notables who passed in 2017.
 

Talking Points: Trump's China Strategy and Our Holiday Wishes, Dec. 22, 2017

December 22, 2017

The USC U.S.-China Institute needs your help. All gifts help us move forward in our work. This week's Talking Points discusses the Trump National Security Strategy and includes our calendar of China-focused exhibitions across North America.

Video: Scott Tong on China's Changes Through His Own Family History

December 18, 2017

Scott Tong's A Village With My Name offers a unique perspective on the dramatic changes in China from the late Qing dynasty to today.

报导中国(美国记者关于中国):一个时代的终结 (Assignment: China - End of an Era 中文字幕版)

December 1, 2017

在尼克松(1972年)首次访华之后,毛逝世及四人帮(1976年)倒台之前的一段时间,美国的新闻机构开始更多地进驻中国。《解析中国之旅》系列的这一集侧重于记者面临的挑战和他们在报道旅行期间能够完成的工作,以及他们继续全面依赖香港观察中国的技巧。

Roselyn Du on Media Portrayal of "Occupy Central"

November 22, 2017

Visiting scholar Roselyn Du examines how the Occupy Central in Hong Kong was presented in the news coverage by U.K., U.S., Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China media.

Video: Connie Yan-wai Lo and Ching Cheong Discuss the 1967 Hong Kong Riots

November 20, 2017

Director Connie Yan-wai Lo and journalist Ching Cheong talk after a screening of Vanished Archives 消失的檔案, a documentary film about the 1967 riots in Hong Kong that some say is the starting point for the development of Hong Kong consciousness.

Michael Meyer Discusses His Book "The Road To Sleeping Dragon: Learning China From The Ground Up"

November 8, 2017

The final book in Michael Meyer's 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. 

Lenora Chu Discusses Her Book "Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve"

November 8, 2017

Lenora Chu 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.

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Events

March 8, 2018 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

China accounts for over a quarter of the global video game/esports market. Lisa Hanson, who has studied the Chinese market since 2002, will highlight key trends in that market.

April 6, 2018 - 8:00am
Los Angeles, California

"Finding Solutions" will focus on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs to address some of China’s pressing challenges. We hope you will be able to join this important discussion on April 6.