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  • 30 Years after Showa: Japan - China Relations in Uncharted Eras

    February 28, 2019 - 4:00pm
    Los Angeles, California

    The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a discussion with Akira Chiba, the Consul General of the Japanese consulate in Los Angeles, on Japan's relations with China.

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  • Carl Minzner: End of an Era

    March 6, 2019 - 4:00pm
    Los Angeles, California

    Carl Minzner joins the USC U.S.-China Institute for a conversation about his new book. End of an Era argues that China's reform era is ending, and outlines the potential outcomes that could result.    

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  • American Wheels on Chinese Roads

    March 27, 2019 - 4:30pm
    Los Angeles, California
    Michael Dunne, author of American Wheels: Chinese Roads, will focus on General Motors in China since 1989. The discussion will be followed by a short introduction to the Mark L. Moody collection at the USC East Asian Library. 
     
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  • Barbara Finamore: Will China Save the Planet?

    April 11, 2019 - 4:00pm
    Los Angeles, California

    Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with author and leading China environmental expert Barbara Finamore as she examines China's role in the future of the global climate. 

     

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  • Screening: Tiananmen Square

    April 9, 2019 - 4:00pm
    Los Angeles, California

    Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a screening of an episode of the Assignment: China series on American media coverage of China. This episode focuses on the work of journalists covering the massive demonstrations that rocked Beijing in spring 1989. Followed by a Q&A with Mike Chinoy, who wrote and narrates the episode.

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February 25, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Vegetarianism lies at the center of a contested ethical field in Tibetan Buddhism. On the one hand, the vinaya (the rules of monks) explicitly allows monks to eat meat. On the other hand, Tibetan Buddhism idealizes the practice of compassion, and expects practitioners to focus their efforts on relieving the suffering of all sentient beings—a category that explicitly includes animals. Finally, many sets of tantric vows actually require practitioners to eat some meat. In this paper I will discuss this tripartite ethical tension surrounding meat eating, exploring each of these three perspectives as well as the ethical and rhetorical strategies Tibetan thinkers have used to understand and reconcile these disparate views.

February 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
Austin, Texas

Herbal medicine practice in China’s southern mountains is known to be ethnic, folkloric, rural and esoteric. It is also of interest to the knowledge-producing state. This talk explores practices of assembling, using, and protecting knowledge of “wild and natural” medicines among herbalists whose expertise stems from their lifelong experience of gathering medicines in the mountains.

February 28, 2019 - 10:00am
Durham, North Carolina

Duke University's Asian and Middle Eastern Studies department presents a book talk on Islam in China. 

February 28, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a discussion with Akira Chiba, the Consul General of the Japanese consulate in Los Angeles, on Japan's relations with China.

February 28, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Melissa L. Curtin

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Specialization
Intercultural communication; ethnography and communication; theories of cultural adjustment; social semiotic processes of identification; language ideologies and linguistic landscapes; language and globalization

March 1, 2019 - 12:00pm
Durham, North Carolina

Duke University's Asian/Pacific Studies Institute hosts a conversation surrounding Uyghur issues in China.

March 1, 2019 - 4:00pm
Colombus, Ohio

The Institute for Chinese Studies is pleased to co-sponsor the Graduate Students of East Asian Languages and Literatures' invited speaker:

Wendy Swartz
Professor of Chinese Literature
Affiliate Faculty Member of Comparative Literature
Rutgers University

Lecture: "Theory of Literary Creativity in Early Medieval China"

March 1, 2019 - 4:00pm
Berkeley, California

 Levi S. Gibbs, Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures, Dartmouth College

 Andrew Jones, Professor and Louis B. Agassiz Chair in Chinese, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

March 4, 2019 - 4:00pm
Berkeley, California

 George C.S. Lin, Chair Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong

 You-tien Hsing, Professor of Geography, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)Center of Global Metropolitan Studies

March 5, 2019 - 4:00pm
La Jolla, California

UC San Diego's 21st Century China Center hosts a talk by Carl Minzner on the risks of Chinese instability.

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