Music

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.

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.

Ma, Sounding the Modern Woman: The Songstress in Chinese Cinema (May 13, 2015)

November 13, 2015

This review of Jean Ma's book was written by Andrew Stuckey and published by the H-Asia discussion list. It's republished here by Creative Commons license.

KUSC covers Schoenfeld String Competition in China

December 16, 2014

Gail Eichenthal reports on the annual Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld event for gifted musicians.

Kerry plays guitar at the Great Hall of the People, July 10, 2014

July 10, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday showcased his guitar-playing, holding a lunchtime jam session during talks with officials in Beijing.

Video: Alison Friedman Discusses China’s Performing Arts in the 21st Century

February 19, 2013

The USC U.S.-China Institute sponsored a discussion with Alison Friedman of how China is searching for a new globalized contemporary identity through music, dance and theater.

National Anthem of the Republic of China (Taiwan) 1924

June 16, 1924

Taiwan's national anthem

Composition Colloquium: Yao Chen

The music of YAO Chen strikes audiences with its innovative ways of bringing the traditions of Chinese and Western music and its poetic telling o

Awakenings - New Music Inspired by Buddhism

The Momenta Quartet performs contemporary works by Asian American composers, and a composition by John Cage, for a program inspired by Buddhist art and thought. This performance is a part of the "Locating the Sacred Festival."

The Phoenix Sings: Traditional and Contemporary Kunqu Music-Theater

Hear music inspired by the mythical phoenix of Chinese legend, performed on the ancient 21-stringed guzheng zither by members of the Washington Guzheng Society.

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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.