For decades, European countries assumed that China is a benign force in international relations.
Chinese American Film Festival 2012 - Huang Shixian
In 2011, the Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture (AICCC) conducted a survey of international views toward Chinese cinema. The AICCC concluded that foreign audiences simply don't understand Chinese films and culture. To discuss this, AICCC selected five films that provided popular in China. At USC five AICCC scholars will discuss these films and other issues with American specialists.
Jointly established by Beijing Normal University and International Data Group (IDG) , the Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture aims to introduce and disseminate Chinese culture worldwide more effectively and contribute to a harmonious world culture through solid, in-depth research and art works with Chinese characteristics by effectively integrating resources from Beijing Normal University, IDG, relevant government departments, enterprises, non-profit organizations and communities.
Huang Shixian graduated at Peking University in 1961. Huang is Professor Emeritus of the famed Beijing Film Academy (since 1961). He is also Vice Chair of the Chinese University Association for Film & TV Studies（since 1989）, and a board member of the Film Critics Association of China. He is a jury member of many film festivals. Professor Huang was among a group of six specialists asked by “Asia Week” magazine in 1999 to choose the 100 best Chinese films of all time. Huang is also a Research Fellow at the East Asian Studies Center at the University of Southern California (since May 14, 2001 up to 2006). In February 27, 2011, Professor Huang Shixian won the very first "2011 Bridging Cultures Award" on 17 Annual` Sedona International Film Festival.
This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.
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Tensions evident in the recent European Union-China virtual summit reflect the increasing skepticism in Europe toward China and the worries over Ukraine and economic ties as well as human rights and environmental issues.