Zhao offers a quick history of China's foreign policy since 1949 and then offers a provocative assessment of it today.
Documenting the Global City 2014: Dama Dance 广场舞
Film by Yang Yinglong 扬盈龙 and Anna Romano
In public spaces across Beijing, people, mostly middle aged women, have taken to dancing. Dancers share what they enjoy about dancing. Some of the dancers share memories of dancing as part of the political campaigns of the Mao era (1949-1976). Not everyone, though, is a fan of the dancing in the park.
It was produced as part of a unique collaboration between USC’s School for Cinematic Arts and the Communication University of China’s School of Theater, Film and Television. The program began in 2006 and alternates between Los Angeles and Beijing. Students pair up with a partner from the other school and have just a few weeks to produce their short documentaries. Click here for more information and to see the complete list of films produced in summer 2014.
This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.
Other films from the program:
Leftover Park 相亲公园
Li Hongpei 李红霈 and Craig David Smith
Once Upon a Time in the East 鼓楼牛仔
Zhang Chenzi 张晨子 and Andrew Vasquez
To the Quarry and Back 芸芸狗生
Lu Xi 卢西 and Eddie Mattola
Tiny Wings 微小应翅膀
Chen Xuanying 陈渲颖 and Rachel Victoria Byrd
The Boundary 边界
Zhang Ye 张烨 and Ge Yufan 葛雨凡
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai: Openness, inclusion and fairness essential at home and as principles in dealing with China
Resilience, inclusion and communication central in her remarks
The Dragon Roars Back – Mao, Deng and Xi Jinping and China’s evolving relations with the world - Zhao Suisheng 赵穗生, University of Denver
Join us for a book talk with Suisheng Zhao on how Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Xi Jinping each conceived and executed radically different approaches to China's relations with others.