USC U.S.-China Institute hosted a screening of Better Angels (善良的天使), a documentary film written and directed by two-time Academy Award winner Malcolm Clarke, with post-screening discussion with co-executive producer David Dreier and producer William Mundell.
A Talk by Ge Jianxiong
Professor Ge Jianxiong, Professor of Chinese Historical Geography of Fudan University (Shanghai) and the Director of the Fudan University Library will speak at UCLA.
Professor Ge will speak in Chinese
Ge Jianxiong is one of China's leading scholars of historical studies. He is Professor of Chinese Historical Geography of Fudan University (Shanghai) and the Director of the Fudan University Library. He has published numerous books on Chinese historical geography and migration, including History of Migrations in China; Population Geography of the Western Han Dynasty; Changes in Boundaries and Administrative Divisions in China; Population and Modernization in China since 1850; and China's Historical Geographic Studies in the Twenthieth Century. He is also a well-known public intellectual in China, and writes several popular columns and blogs in mainstream Chinese media on globalization and China's role in world affairs. In addition to his academic appointments, Professor Ge is a member of the Standing Committee of the People's Political Consultative Congress of China and has served on the Advisory Committee of the Shanghai Municipal Government since 2006.
The USC U.S.-China Institute hosted a discussion on American and Chinese aims and tactics in the US-China trade war as well as its impact and potential costs.
One of the most influential modern Chinese writers and the author of Lust, Caution, Eileen Chang passed away in Los Angeles in 1995. After her death, Dominic Cheung, Professor Emeritus at USC, took care of her sea burial in San Pedro and set up the Eileen Chang Special Collection in the East Asian Library at USC in 1997. Cheung will discuss these experiences as a part of the lecture series titled Los Angeles and Shanghai: The USC Nexus.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with journalist and author Leta Hong Fincher. Betraying Big Brother is a story of how the feminist movement in China against patriarchy could reconfigure the country and the rest of the world.