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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.

July 21, 2023 - 6:00pm PST
Los Angeles, California

May 4, 2023 - 4:00pm

Join us for a book talk with Suisheng Zhao on how Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Xi Jinping each conceived and executed radically different approaches to China's relations with others.

April 14, 2023 - 1:00pm

Join the discussion! In this conversation, participants are invited to share personal experiences and observations. Xiang will start the conversation by providing a brief history about examination in China.

April 3, 2023 - 5:00pm PT

Join us for a discussion with Mike Chinoy on his new book that expands on USCI's Assignment: China series.

March 20, 2023 - 6:30pm PST

Open to seniors, graduate students and visiting scholars at USC. Join us for a forum to discuss ongoing research on current affairs focusing on US-China relations.

February 15, 2023 - 4:00pm

Join us for Aynne Kokas's discussion of the global battle for control over and use of the personal and institutional data we create every day.