food

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.”

Talking Points – Vacation Issue

July 11, 2016

Chinese food can be found nearly everywhere. It’s easily China’s most successful export.

Fact Sheet - President Xi Jinping’s State Visit to the United States, September 25, 2015

September 25, 2015

On September 24-25, 2015, President Barack Obama hosted President Xi Jinping of China for a State visit. The two heads of state exchanged views on a range of global, regional, and bilateral subjects.

Chen, Chop Suey, USA - The Story of Chinese Food in America (November 25th 2014)

February 18, 2015

Yong Chen's book was reviewed by Susan B. Carter for H-Environment and is published here under Creative Commons license.

Wilson Center, "A Global Choke Point Report: China's Water-Energy-Food Roadmap," February 18, 2015

February 18, 2015

This bilingual report builds on the China Environment Forum’s (CEF) extensive research in partnership with Circle of Blue, and draws heavily on a weeklong exchange with American and Chinese water, energy, and food experts that took place in China in August 2013.

House Foreign Affairs Committee, “Hearing – The Threat of China’s Unsafe Consumables,” May 8, 2013

May 8, 2013

The hearing was chaired by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). Witnesses included Mark Kastel, William Triplett II, Patty Lovera, and Sophie Richardson.

Seung-joon Lee, Gourmets in the Land of Famine: The Culture and Politics of Rice in Modern Canton, 2011

January 1, 2011

Edward Melillo reviews the book for H-Environment, August 2011, credit H-Asia.

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "Hearing: Chinese Seafood: Safety and Trade Issues," April 24-25, 2008

April 24, 2008

This hearing was conducted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on April 24-25, 2008. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the U.S. Congress in 2000 to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.

Zelin, The Merchants of Zigong: Industrial Entrepreneurship in Early Modern China, 2005

January 1, 2005

Thomas Hirzel reviews the book H-HistGeog, January 2009.

Growing the U.S.-China Economic Relationship: The Contribution of Food and Agriculture, 2004

October 19, 2004

Alan Larson, who is under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affair, talked to the students and faculty of Beijing University about the importance of the relationship between US-China and food and agriculture.

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Events

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

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.

October 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
Los Angeles, California

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.