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.
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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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.