book interviews

Author interviews with USCI

October 24, 2017

These short interviews introduce authors of new books about China and about U.S.-China relations.

Timothy Heath discusses his book "China's New Governing Party Paradigm"

November 11, 2015

Timothy Heath, Senior International Defense Research Analyst of The RAND Corporation, discusses the historic context, drivers, and meaning of the governing party paradigm in China.

Brett Sheehan discusses his book "Industrial Eden: A Chinese Capitalist Vision"

October 6, 2015

Brett Sheehan discusses his new book, which studies the evolution of Chinese capitalism chronicling the fortunes of the Song family of North China under five successive authoritarian governments.

Video: Leta Hong Fincher discusses her book "Leftover Women"

June 19, 2015

Leta Hong Fincher discusses her book, debunks the popular myth that women have fared well as a result of post-socialist China's economic reforms and breakneck growth. Laying out the structural discrimination against women in China will speak to broader problems with China's economy, politics, and development.

Robert Wells discusses his book "Voices from the Bottom of the South China Sea"

June 16, 2015

Robert Wells speaks to USCI about his book "Voices from the Bottom of the South China Sea," which tells the true story of a deadly 1874 shipwreck off Southern China that killed hundreds and scattered treasure in the South China Sea.

Michael Meyer Discusses "In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China"

May 7, 2015

Michael Meyer talks to USCI about his new book "In Manchuria," which presents unique profile of China's legendary northeast territory.

Michael Meyer Discusses "The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed"

May 7, 2015

Author Michael Meyer talks to USCI about his book, in which he paints a portrait of Beijing through the lens of its oldest neighborhood, facing destruction as the city, and China, relentlessly modernizes.

Video: Daniel Lynch discusses his book "China's Futures"

April 8, 2015

China's Futures cuts through the sometimes confounding and unfounded speculation of international pundits and commentators to provide readers with an important yet overlooked set of complex views concerning China's future: views originating within China itself. Daniel Lynch seeks to answer the simple but rarely asked question: how do China's own leaders and other elite figures assess their country's future?

Professor Sam Crane Discusses "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Dao: Ancient Chinese Thought in Modern American Life"

October 31, 2014

Sam Crane of Williams College talks to USCI about his book examining contentious social issues in the US (abortion, same-sex marriage, euthanasia) using concepts drawn from pre-Qin Confucianism and Daoism.

Video: Geoff Dyer - The Contest of the Century

February 18, 2014

Author Geoff Dyer discusses his new book, "The Contest of the Century," which is both an inside account of Beijing's new quest for influence and an explanation of how America can come out on top--an essential book for businessmen, politicians, financiers, and anyone interested in current world affairs.

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Events

December 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk by Scott Tong and a unique perspective on the transitions in China through the eyes of regular people.

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.