William Overholt argues that as China reaches a threshold where success has eliminated the conditions that enabled miraculous growth, Xi Jinping is pursuing the riskiest political strategy of any important national leader. Alternative outcomes include continued impressive growth and political stability, Japanese-style stagnation, and a major political-economic crisis.
An Evening with Huang Ruo
The Huntington Library presents an evening with composer Huang Ruo, the 2017 Cheng Family Visiting Artist.
Join us for an evening with composer Huang Ruo, the 2017 Cheng Family Visiting Artist at The Huntington, as he discusses his work, introduces Chinese opera types, and explains how he uses Chinese opera in the contemporary context.
Free, no reservations required.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute, the East Asian Studies Center, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a screening of the 1993 Chinese film Woman Sesame Oil Maker (香魂女). It tells the story of a woman in a small village who buys a peasant wife for his mentally disabled son after her sesame oil business becomes unexpectedly successful. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Xie Fei (谢飞).