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USC and China in the News

March 13, 2017

USC faculty, staff, students, and alumni from many disciplines are engaged in China and work on China. This work is frequently reported on and USC specialists are frequently consulted by news organizations. The links below provide summaries of these press mentions and links to the full stories.

Assignment: China -- Watch the complete USCI series on American reporting on China

Photo by Jim Laurie.
June 1, 2016

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.

Beijing International Film Festival attracts USC faculty

May 4, 2016

Associate Professor of Practice Jason E. Squire just returned from China, where he presented at the Beijing International Film Festival. His keynote was part of a segment titled “The Charm of Comedy Films” at the Summit on the Beauty of Film.

Call for Papers - Journal of East Asian Popular Culture (no deadline)

March 1, 2016

The editors of this new journal issue a general call for papers.

Video: Terry Flew discusses China's investments in exporting entertainment media

January 25, 2016

The USC U.S.-China Instituted hosted Terry Flew from the Digital Media Research Centre at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. He examined the case of China's investments in exporting entertainment media as case study of the opportunities and challenges of a changing global media landscape.

Foreign Correspondents Club of China, Recent incidents of interference in reporting, September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015

This report was compiled by the FCCC through contributions by member journalists. The report includes several instances stemming from efforts to report on the warehouse explosion in Tianjin.

Video: Lu Ye examines Shanghai's promotional videos

July 17, 2015

This presentation draws on in-depth interviews in Shanghai to explore how local audiences understand visual expressions of their urban culture, and how their personal experiences shape what people take away from these images of the city.

Foreign Correspondents Club of China, Annual Reporting Conditions Survey, May 2014

May 1, 2015

The FCCC surveys members about difficulties associated with reporting on China.

Foreign Correspondents Club of China, Annual Working Conditions Survey, May 2015

May 1, 2015

The FCCC surveys its members to prepare this report on conditions for foreign journalists in China.

Council on Foreign Relations, "CFR Backgrounders: Media Censorship in China," April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015

The Council on Foreign Relations published the backgrounder, "Media Censorship in China", to describe China's official media policy, censorship within China, how the Chinese government exerts control over the media, the role of foreign media, U.S. technology in China, and how the Chinese public has gone around the censors. The piece was written by Beina Xu, and features contributions from Isabella Bennett.

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Events

August 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Douglas Fuller from Zhejiang University. Fuller's new book, "Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons," provides an in-depth longitudinal study of China's information technology industry and policy over the last 15 years. 

August 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

USC US-China Institute director Clay Dube will ask Julie Makinen of the L.A. Times, Jonathan Karp of the Asia Society, and May Lee of CCTV what it takes to report on complex and ever-changing China.