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.
U.S. Naval Intelligence Assessments of Prewar China and Japan: An Introduction to the Primary Sources in USC’s Digital Library
Pedro Loureiro will provide an overview on his digital collection of primary sources highlighting the significant role played by Shanghai in support of the US Navy’s Intelligence process in pre-WWII Asia. This is the first in a lecture series titled "Los Angeles and Shanghai: The USC Nexus," co-organized by the USC East Asian Library and USC US-China Institute.
Dr. Pedro Loureiro will provide an overview on his digital collection of primary sources highlighting the significant role played by Shanghai in support of the US Navy’s Intelligence process in pre-WWII Asia. Naval Intelligence assessments of the economic, military, and political situations in East Asia were drawn heavily from operations and assets based in Shanghai. Loureiro will discuss some of these—Navy Chinese language officers, Naval Attaches, U.S. Marines, the Asiatic Fleet, and the Yangtze River Patrol. In addition to the digital collection, the Pedro Loureiro papers were recently processed by USC Archives Specialist Sarah Cassone and a complete finding aid can be found here: https://archives.usc.edu/repositories/6/resources/2786 as well as on the Online Archive of California (OAC).
Pedro Loureiro is a military historian with graduate degrees from USC and San Diego State University. He has conducted research and written on the Japanese-American community in prewar Southern California, U.S. Naval Intelligence Operations in Asia, and the U.S. Navy’s Chinese and Japanese language programs. Loureiro was curator of the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College and then became senior archivist at the Defense Imagery Management Operations Center for the Department of Defense. He is currently the Command Historian and Archivist at Naval Special Warfare Command in Coronado.
This is the first in a lecture series titled Los Angeles and Shanghai: The USC Nexus, coorganized by the USC East Asian Library and USC US-China Institute. The series is intended to showcase USC archival collections related to Shanghai and Shanghainese diaspora. Light refreshments will be provided.
Doheny Library is located in the center of campus, adjacent to Alumni Park and across from Bovard Auditorium, on Trousdale Avenue.
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.