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.
Lecture: Interpreting I Ching
China Institute presents a talk by Prof. Linlin Chao, guest professor at Peking University and former chair of Department of Philosophy, Soo Chow University, Taiwan, offering her interpretations of the classics.
The I Ching or Book of Changes is an ancient divination text and the oldest of the Chinese classics. Possessing a history of more than two and a half millennia of commentary and interpretation, the I Ching is an influential text read throughout the world, providing inspiration to the worlds of religion, psychoanalysis, business, literature, and art. Prof. Linlin Chao, guest professor at Peking University and former chair of Department of Philosophy, Soo Chow University, Taiwan, will offer her interpretations of the classics covering a wide range of topics.
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).