Gen Li, a graduate student working with USC Prof. Joshua West, has found that dams, including those on the Yangzi River in China, can help to lock up carbon, thus reducing climate change. Sediment, which captures carbon before it is released into the atmosphere, accumulates ten times faster behind the Three Gorges Dam than it does on the continental shelf.
A widely reprinted article about the Shanghai International Film Festival included mention of a new screenwriting class launched by Shanghai University of Science and Technology and the USC School of Cinematic Arts and noted that the youngest student in the program was just 15 years old.
USC School of Cinematic Arts faculty visited in China as part of a screenwriting program offered in conjunction with Shanghai Technology University. Yin Jie, provost of Shanghai Tech said that screenwriting is one of the weak links in the Chinese film industry. The summer program costs each student $5,000.
A story about how students spend their summer holiday focused on a USC grad with the surname Lu. Lu noted that you have to get out and explore. Last year he travelled around, eventually meeting the woman who is now his girlfriend, in Houston. Lu’s girlfriend just graduated this year.
A story about the visit of Taiwan presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen
to the United States included comments from Clayton Dube
of the USC U.S.-China Institute. Dube said that the U.S. expects both sides of the Taiwan strait to work to maintain peace and stability in the region.
USC’s screenwriting program at Shanghai Technology University was featured. The program enrolls twenty students and runs from June 19 to September 25. Elizabeth Daley
, dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, was quoted: “Every successful film begins from the script…. China has so many great stories to tell and these stories can inspire people around the world.”
of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism was among those interviewed in an article about efforts by mainstream US media to reach non-English-speaking audiences. He noted that partnerships with ethnic media could pose problems. He was quoted as noting, “you’ve got to find the right partner and be aware of how that operation works, but also what baggage they bring. Chinese-language publications could have different ideologies.”
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A fundraising campaign has been launched to support the legal defense of USC alum Zhang Hao, a professor at Tianjin University, who is charged with the theft of intellectual property from two American companies.
An article noted the intensive course the USC School of Cinematic Arts is running at Shanghai University of Science and Technology. The article detailed the history of SCA and its noted alumni and faculty.
An article about Priscilla Jacujan’
s argument that the U.S. must confront China in the South China Sea was illustrated with an image taken from the 2010 USC U.S.-China Institute documentary The South China Sea: Troubled Waters
An article about Amy Duan
and her Los Angeles Chinese food web portal Chihuo.org
included comments from Clayton Dube
of the USC U.S.-China Institute. Dube noted that the site is geared towards younger visitors and newer immigrants from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
An article about Tsai Ing-wen
, Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party candidate for president, included comments from Clayton Dube
of the USC U.S.-China Institute. Dube was among those meeting with Tsai. The meeting was off the record, but Dube said that Tsai offered reasonable ideas for cross-strait relation.
An article about LT Global Investments, a Chinese developer involved in major projects in Anaheim and elsewhere, noted that Max Yang, the company’s CEO and son of founder Longfei Yang, is a USC alum. LT Global has plans to spend $500 million on a project near Angel stadium.
USC political scientist Stanley Rosen
published an op-ed, “Hollywood in China: Selling Out or Cashing In.” Rosen cites instances where Hollywood filmmakers have sought to flatter or avoid offending China. He noted that while Hollywood companies have forged partnerships with Chinese ones, they’ve done little to facilitate the success of Chinese films in the U.S. Rosen argued that Chinese state censorship and propaganda requirements “virtually guarantees a result counterproductive to state intentions. By contrast, Hollywood makes ‘high concept’ films that are meant to have universal appeal, across all cultures, with profit virtually its only motive.” The article was also published in the Sydney Morning Herald