The USC U.S.-China Institute hosted a video conference looking at what the key issues were in the election and what the election means for Taiwan domestic policies, for cross-strait relations, and for U.S.-Taiwan relations.
Screening: A Purpose Built School 毛坦厂日与夜
Please join us for a screening of the 2015 documentary A Purpose Built School by filmmaker Jia Ding, followed by a discussion with the director.
Please join us for a screening of the 2015 documentary A Purpose Built School 毛坦厂日与夜 by filmmaker Jia Ding 賈丁, followed by a discussion with the director and scholars from USC and Beijing Normal University.
Maotanchang High School, a.k.a. "The Gaokao 高考 Factory," is located in a small town in China's Anhui Province. It's a "cram school" with military-style discipline, where high school students train round the clock for the national college entrance exam. Maotanchang employs only male teachers, whose jobs and bonuses are dependent on their students' test scores. They monitor students' study time with CCTV and raid dormitories at random. This film offers a rare glimpse inside the walls of one of the world's most intense educational institutions.
The film is in Mandarin and Anhui dialects with English subtitles and runs 95 minutes.
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Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a short reading and discussion with Jeff Wasserstrom on his new book on Hong Kong.