Despite tensions between the Chinese and American governments, the state of California has deep and interdependent socioeconomic exchanges with China that reverberate across the globe. Matt Sheehan examines these interactions that make California a microcosm of the most important international relationship of the twenty-first century.
LRCCS Noon Lecture Series | China’s War on Smuggling: Law, Economic Life, and the Making of the Modern State
Coastal smuggling has been a thorny problem for successive governments in modern China. But, while smuggling might have operated on the margins of the law, it was far from marginal in driving important historical changes. Introducing his new book, Philip Thai explores how campaigns against smuggling transformed everyday economic life and amplified state power, thereby offering new insights into modern Chinese social, legal, and economic history.
Philip Thai is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Northeastern University. He received his PhD from Stanford University, and he specializes in modern Chinese, East Asian, legal, economic, and Cold War history. His book “China’s War on Smuggling: Law, Economic Life, and the Making of the Modern State, 1842–1965” was published by Columbia University Press in 2018, and his interdisciplinary research has been supported by many organizations including the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).
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Panelists examined the issues driving the protests in Hong Kong, the social composition and motivations of the protesters and counter-protesters, and how the various sides are using media to reach local, mainland and international audiences.
The USC U.S.-China Institute and the USC East Asian Library present a screening of Daughter of Shanghai, a documentary featuring actress Tsai Chin talking about her life, scenes from the films and series she has starred in, and footage of celebrities talking about Tsai’s influence on them.
The USC U.S.-China Institute invites you to a presentation with Patrice Poujol on how blockchain technology changes the way films are financed, produced and distributed in China.