For decades, European countries assumed that China is a benign force in international relations.
Chinese American Film Festival 2012 - Zhang Tongdao
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.
Zhang Tongdao is a professor at School of Arts and Media, Beijing Normal University. He is also a documentary maker and won awards like Top ten film directors of Beijing 2010, Golden Panda Award of Sichuan TV Festival 2009, New Century Talent of China Education Department 2006, Association of Chinese Arts and Literature Award 2003, Golden Egal Television Festival Academic Award first class 2002, Huo Yingdong Young Teacher Award 2000.
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.