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The wrested modernity project: Schizophrenia of Chinese modern journalism in its making of “ National-State” and “Urban-Community”(1815-2015)

Prof. Bixiao He presents a talk on Chinese modern journalism and interpreting the particular role of Chinese modern journalism played in the process of the China’s transition from an empire to party state. This study puts forward a parallel concept of “national press” and “urban press” to examine the interaction between the two different kinds of modernity-pursuing in the specific spatial-temporal historical context.

Symposium, The Everyday Politics of Digital Life in China at the University of Pittsburgh

The Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh announces a symposium on "The Everyday Politics of Digital Life in China."

The U.S. and China in the Era of Donald Trump

The Stanford Center for East Asian Studies will host the event, The U.S. and China in the Era of Donald Trump.

Film Screening: Human Harvest

In the award-winning documentary Human Harvest, Nobel Peace Prize nominees David Matas and David Kilgour investigate the organ harvesting trade in China and uncover one of the world’s worst crimes against humanity. This screening is organized by the UNC-Chapel Hill Falun Dafa Club.

Guan Xinbing ‘Officials’ Heartache’: Depression, Bureaucracy, and Therapeutic Governance in China

This talk addresses the Chinese phenomenon of guan xinbing “officials’ heartache,” with particular emphasis on the media’s representations of “officials’ suicides” since 2009.

Reporting on China - A US-China Today Panel and Networking Night

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. 

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Screening of "Ten Years"

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is adding another screening of the Hong Kong award Best Film "Ten Years" with English subtitles.

Critical Journalists and the State in China: Grasping Transformation on the Boundary

This talk draws contrasts and similarities between the periods of Hu-Wen era and the Xi era through the prism of journalist-state relations.

Aynne Kokas Discusses Her Book "Hollywood Made in China"

Aynne Kokas's new book offers an in-depth look at China’s growing role in the global media industries and how it is shaping Hollywood in the twenty-first century.

Taiwan Cinema Symposium and Book Release: Yesteray and Today

Colombia University hosts a conference that includes lectures, panel discussions, book talks, and movie screenings looking at Taiwanese cinema.



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.