From award-winning documentarian Nanfu Wang, One Child Nation explores the ripple effect of this devastating social experiment, uncovering one shocking human rights violation after another - from abandoned newborns, to forced sterilizations and abortions, and government abductions.
From The Mountains To The Garden: The Domestication of Garden Plants in China
A symposium at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
To artfully recreate nature in the confined space of the garden, Chinese horticulturalists have long engaged in the domestication of plants—from pines and ginkgos to chrysanthemums, peonies, lotuses, and more. Many garden plants have been domesticated relatively recently, deliberately cultivated to accentuate desired characteristics such as blooms, leaves, and size. This symposium will investigate the history of garden plant domestication. Topics will include horticultural techniques; the origins and distribution of important species; and the knowledge to be gained from sources ranging from literary records to DNA analysis.
This symposium is made possible by generous support from the Sammy Yukuan Lee Family, the Eva and Loran Whitelock Trust, and the Justin Vajna Memorial Fund for Educational Programs in the Chinese Garden.
Author and leading China environmental expert Barbara Finamore examines China's environmental challenges as it leads the development of a global system of green finance.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk with journalist and author Matt Sheehan. His new book chronicles the deep and interdependent socioeconomic exchanges between China and California.
The USC U.S.-China Institutes presents a book talk with Klaus Mühlhahn. Making China Modern provides a panoramic survey of China's rise and resilience through war and rebellion, disease and famine. At this event Professor Mühlhahn will focus on the lessons from history that provide insight into China's evolving international position and how the United States and others should respond.