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.
Happy Chinese New Year!
The Indiana University East Asian Studies Center invites you to celebrate the start of the Year of the Rooster!
Every Lunar New Year, families around China and Korea get together to exchange monetary gifts, eat lots of food, and remember their ancestors. For this Chinese/Korean New Year’s day, we have prepared a spread of tasty snacks and treats for everyone to enjoy as well as information about our upcoming events.
Come to the Korea Conference Room (GISB 2015) from 10:30 to noon and 1:30 to 3:00 and help us celebrate the start of the Year of the Rooster!
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).