William Overholt argues that as China reaches a threshold where success has eliminated the conditions that enabled miraculous growth, Xi Jinping is pursuing the riskiest political strategy of any important national leader. Alternative outcomes include continued impressive growth and political stability, Japanese-style stagnation, and a major political-economic crisis.
Splendid China: Building Life with Intelligence
The Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California presents USC professor Andrew Liang.
Principal of the L.A.-based Studio 0.10, USC School of Architecture Assistant Professor Andrew Liang also directs the Asia Architecture and Urbanism Study Abroad Program, leading upper division architecture students on a 15-week quest to study the rapid urbanization of China. He presents a view “through the looking-glass” of the unprecedented environments being created at unimaginable speeds and scale.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute, the East Asian Studies Center, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a screening of the 1993 Chinese film Woman Sesame Oil Maker (香魂女). It tells the story of a woman in a small village who buys a peasant wife for his mentally disabled son after her sesame oil business becomes unexpectedly successful. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Xie Fei (谢飞).