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Looking for China: 30+ Years of Making Documentaries in and about China

Filmmaker and scholar Bill Einreinhofer speaks on a life spent telling stories about China.

November 13, 2023 2:00pm

2 pm
Monday, Nov. 13, 2023
Doheny Memorial Library 240 (Friends Lecture Hall)
University of Southern California

Bill Einreinhofer is an Emmy Award-winning documentary producer/director and emeritus chair of the New York Film Academy's Broadcast Journalism department.

For more than 30 years, he has been making films and stories in and about China, including China: Frame by FrameUnsettled History: America, China and the Doolittle Tokyo Raid, and Shanghai 1937: Where World War II Began. Over 1,000 digital video, image, audio, and text files used by Einreinhofer to create the documentaries are now available online in USC Libraries' newly acquired Bill Einreinhofer China Archive. This event will introduce and showcase the Archive from a variety of perspectives, unraveling the mystery of the three-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker's decades-long journey of making successful documentaries in and about China.

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Program agenda:

  • Welcome and introductions by Tang Li (Head, East Asian Library and Chinese Studies Librarian)
  • Bo Doub (Accessioning Archivist, USC Libraries): “Bill Einreinhofer China Archive: An Archivist’s Introduction”
  • Film screening with an introduction by Bill Einreinhofer: China: Frame by Frame
  • A feature presentation by Bill Einreinhofer: “Notes of a Footage Detective”
  • Discussion and Q & A, moderated by Stanley Rosen (Professor of Political Science)

Sponsors: USC Libraries, Center for International Studies, East Asian Studies Center, and Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture