Professor Carolijn van Noort from the University of West Scotland talks about her new book, which explores how China’s international political communication of the Belt and Road Initiative comprises narratives about infrastructure and the Silk Road.
China and Latin America: Perceptions, Problems, and Opportunities
This panel explores the changing role of China in Latin America, the economics that drive relations, cultural overtures, and opportunities for the future.
Carol Wise, International Relations, University of Southern California
Julia Strauss, Politics and International Studies, School of Orienal and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Barry Eichengreen, Economics, UC Berkeley
Margaret Myers, Director, China and Latin America Program, Inter-America Dialogue
Harley Shaiken, Education, and Director, Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley
While once China’s relations with Latin America focused on revolutionary movements and social justice, today China’s focus is on markets and materials. With this change have come tensions and new relationships to define and cultivate. From village level competition to tensions at the level of government and industry, changes in both China and Latin America have generated new problems to negotiate, and new relationships to define and cultivate. This panel explores the changing role of China in Latin America, the economics that drive relations, cultural overtures, and opportunities for the future.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a look at the resurgence of classical music in China through the legacy of the Philadelphia Orchestra, from its first performances in the PRC in 1973 until its most recent tour in 2018.
Kirk Denton will look at the role of politics—especially political parties—in the establishment, administration, architectural design, and historical narratives of museums in Taiwan.