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.
Yuja Wang and The Shanghai Symphony
The Philharmonic Society presents a performance by Yuja Wang, led by conductor Long Yu.
Long Yu, Conductor
Yuja Wang, Piano
The Shanghai Symphony
Led by conductor Long Yu, the Society’s celebration of Chinese Culture concludes with Yuja Wang’s vital performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Mussorgsky’s Introduction from Khovantchina and Chen Qigang’s scenic cantata Iris dévoilée – a scenic cantata, which features three traditional Chinese instruments: pipa, erhu, and zheng.
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Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture in Southern California is presented with the support of South Coast Plaza and The Segerstrom Foundation. Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: Celebrating Chinese Culture is made possible by a leadership gift from Henry R. Kravis in honor of his wife, Marie-Josée.
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).