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U.S. Amb. Rahm Emanuel eats sushi in Japan, 2023.
December 4, 2023 - 4:00pm

IOKIBE Kaoru (University of Tokyo) will focus on U.S.-Japan relations in historical and contemporary contexts.

Photo of authors (left to right) Tim McLaughlin and Shibani Mahtani by Juliana Tan. Cover of Among the Braves features a view of Hong Kong.
November 16, 2023 - 4:00pm PT

Mahtani and McLaughlin were on the ground in Hong Kong and provide this history of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement centered around a cast of core activists, culminating in the 2019 mass protests and Beijing's crackdown.

November 13, 2023 - 2:00pm

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

October 29, 2023 - 8:00am

Distinguished USC scholar Tom Goodnight is on a speaking tour in China. Prof. Goodnight will visit schools in Shanghai, Beijing and Jiangnan. The schedule is below.

Posters from four films by USC students on the pandemic.
October 25, 2023 - 7:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Join us for a screening of four short films created by USC and NYU Chinese filmmakers about the pandemic.

LOGO of Hopkins-Nanjing Center Info Session @USC
October 24, 2023 - 1:00pm

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) offers bilingual education focused on China's global interactions. Join an admissions session on Tuesday, October 24 for program details, application tips, and an application fee waiver to align with your academic and career goals.

Cover of Ian Johnson's book, Sparks; photo of Johnson in front of red doors. Photo by Sim Chi Yin.
October 18, 2023 - 4:00pm PT

Throughout its history, the Chinese Communist Party has sought to dictate what is written and taught about its past. And some have always found ways to offer a fuller picture of what they and others have experienced.

Two images of Chinese game and game equipment companies going into the Middle East. One is of a Lenovo Legion Lenovo Legion demonstration and the other of PubG.
October 3, 2023 - 4:00pm PT

Chinese companies are among the world's largest video game firms. They are on the move in some of the fastest growing markets.

September 7, 2023 - 6:00pm

Jesse Appell 艾杰西's story showcases how bilingual comedians can transform their craft into a thriving livelihood. With the ability to seamlessly switch between Mandarin and English humor, Jesse connects with diverse audiences, expanding his appeal across cultural boundaries. Beyond the stage, opportunities in corporate events, festivals, podcasts, and online content provide revenue streams. Bilingual comedians like Jesse not only entertain but also foster cross-cultural connections, making their performances highly sought after and ensuring a sustainable career path.