Panelists examined the issues driving the protests in Hong Kong, the social composition and motivations of the protesters and counter-protesters, and how the various sides are using media to reach local, mainland and international audiences.
Professor Baizhu Chen is the Academic Director of the Global EMBA (GEMBA) program of the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. He teaches in the Department of Finance, specializes in International Economics, Macroeconomics and Chinese Financial Markets. He is the chief economist of Sino-Century Capital, a VC firm in Shanghai. He is also a senior researcher in the Institute of Finance and Banking, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Dr. Chen is a visiting professor at Fudan University School of Management as well as Jiao Tong University Antai School of Management.
Professor Chen is a member of the Overseas Chinese Expert Advisors Committee to the Minister of Sciences and Technologies (MOST) of P.R. China. He has trained and consulted senior executives of various Chinese companies including GF Securities, Brilliance Group, Little Swan Appliances, Xi’an Janssen Pharmaceutical, Eli Lilly, LuJiaZui Group, Shanghai Stock Exchange and Pudong Government of Shanghai.
Dr. Chen’s research has appeared in various peer evaluated economics journals. His book jointly with Kim Dietrich and Yi Feng “Chinese Financial Market Reform: Problems, Progress and Prospects” is published by the Westview Press. Dr. Chen is a recipient of grants from the Washington Center for China Studies, the Ford Foundation, the Chinese National Science Foundation, CIBEAR and Eurasian Studies for his research on China’s central bank monetary policies and the Chinese financial market. He has served as a guest speaker at the Chinese American Professional Society, the Pacific Asia Business Outlook, the Economic Forum of the Voice of America, and the Party School of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee.
Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the University of Rochester and his B.S. in mathematics from Fudan University in China. Professor Chen was formerly the President for the Chinese Economists Society.
The USC U.S.-China Institute and Asia Society hosted a talk with Weijian Shan, one of Asia’s best-known financiers, as he recounts his remarkable personal story of his exile to the Gobi Desert for hard labor at the age of 15 amidst the turmoil of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.
The USC U.S.-China Institute and the USC East Asian Library present a screening of Daughter of Shanghai, a documentary featuring actress Tsai Chin talking about her life, scenes from the films and series she has starred in, and footage of celebrities talking about Tsai’s influence on them.