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Lai Fong (ca. 1839–1890) was one of the most significant Chinese photographers of the nineteenth century, yet he remains a little-known figure outside of specialist circles.

February 7, 2020 10:00am to June 14, 2020 5:00pm

This first museum exhibition dedicated to Lai seeks to introduce his remarkable career to a general audience and situate it within both a global and a local history of photography. It will draw from the photography collection of Stephan Loewentheil, JD ’75.


August 5, 2020 - 4:00pm

During this digital report launch, PEN America and our panelists will discuss the pressures filmmakers confront and the choices they make in order to have their films be shown in China. 

August 20, 2020 - 4:00pm

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a webinar with Han Li to examine how Chinese are rediscovering the rural China and idealizing rural life in the social media age. She'll also look at the social and political forces driving this trend.