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Chinese Chain Restaurants: Redefining High-End Chinese in Los Angeles

August 29, 2017

Chinese chain restaurants are bringing established, high-end names to Los Angeles. Chinese is no longer a bargain choice, but a choice revealing “taste.”

Q&A with Eric Priest on Chinese Music Industry Investment

July 25, 2017

We spoke with Eric Priest, an expert in international copyright law, to understand the streaming market and current Chinese investment in domestic and international music.

Love on the Cloud: The Rise of Online Dating in China

July 17, 2017

Chinese online dating services have grown increasingly popular as they draw on traditional Chinese dating values such as material security and marriage-focused relationships.

Q&A with Xiaoyu Qin on "Iron Moon"

June 22, 2017

US-China Today spoke with the director of Iron Moon, Xiaoyu Qin, to discuss the documentary focusing on the plight of Chinese migrant workers and the creativity of people living at the bottom of society.

A Dance of Their Own: Modern Dance in China

February 28, 2017

Due to its nontraditional and sometimes heavy themes, modern dance has struggled to take off in the past in China. However, as dancers find ways to tell their own personal stories at home and abroad, modern dance may finally have the chance to take center stage.

Behind the Curtains: The Evolution and Impact of Asian Americans in Theatre

January 17, 2017

In an environment with traditionally limited opportunities, Asian American actors, writers and directors find support and common ground in the theatre scene.

On the Road: Chinese RV Tourism in the U.S.

December 6, 2016

This growing trend of Chinese travelers taking RV road trips in the U.S. signals a shift in the Chinese traveling culture towards freedom, flexibility and exploration.

Look Out Below: Parachute Kids Descend Upon the U.S.

December 1, 2016

Parachute kids, or international students from China or Taiwan who study alone in the U.S., have made headlines for their difficulties adjusting but rarely for their personal successes.

Opinion: Why China May Have Actually Won the Olympics

October 14, 2016

Although China traditionally touts its medal count as a sign of national strength, this year, the genuine attitudes and interactions of its athletes took the gold.

Culture Clash: Ethnic Unrest in Xinjiang

September 19, 2016

With anti-Islamic sentiment on the rise in China, what does the future hold for the country's Muslim population in Xinjiang?

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Events

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.