Soft Power, Big Money: Will Qingdao Best Hollywood?
Long Beach-Qingdao Association's annual luncheon on critical developments in the Chinese film industry and the concerns about Chinese influence on American movie businesses.
Long Beach has an extensive history as a film town, and Qingdao will soon be home ot the world's largest film and TV production studios built by Wanda Entertainment, headed by China's reportedly richest tycoon, Wang Jianlin.
Professor Berry will cover critical developments in the Chinese film industry, including Qingdao's new giant, Wanda Studios, as well as concerns about soft power from Chinese influence on the American movie business.
Michael Berry, UCLA
Expert on modern Chinese cinema and popular culture
Sarah Platt, Wanda Studios
Director of International Engagement and Outreach
Invited Special Guests:
Hon. Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach
Hon. Liu Jian, Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angeles
Please join the U.S.-China Institute and PEN America for the West Coast launch of the PEN America report on social media in China, Forbidden Feeds. We will discuss the report and Chinese social media more generally.