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USC and China in the News: January and February 2018

China-related news stories featuring University of Southern California faculty, students, staff, and programs.

January 9, 2018

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January 9, 2018: China Global Television via ECNS

USC engineering professor Lucio Soibelman was among those issued China's certificate for "foreign high-end talent." The certificate entitles him to apply for a 10-year multiple entry visa, permitting stays of up to 6 months. Two others were presented with the certificate, Sajualumootil George of Microsoft and Chong Gu of Purdue University. Soibelman was previously invited to Tsinghua University as part of China's "Thousand Talents" program.

January 3, 2018: Engadget

The USC Shoah Foundation's project to create a digital rendition of a survivor of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre was described in an article. Utilizing technology that was first developed to record Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter's testimony, the Foundation created a digital interface to allow visitors to "question" massacre survivor Xia Shuqin. Xia was eight at the time of the invasion of Nanjing by the Japanese army. The digital rendition was launched at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall in December (the 80th anniversary of the massacre). The system uses IBM Watson's computing power to allow Xia's digital image to respond to questions.

January 3, 2018: Bloomberg

Jason Squire of the USC School of Cinematic Arts was quoted about the Star Wars movie franchise in China. He said, “They are hoping for a number higher than ‘Rogue One... They won’t say that. Disney has been working very hard on doing that.”

January 2, 2018: Sixth Tone

An article about Americans helping to preserve shadow puppetry from China noted the key role played by Jo Humphrey, who studied drama at USC.




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