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Documenting the Global City Project, Beijing 2009 -- The Jianghu Session 江湖
Collaboration between the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Communication University of China yields films exploring contemporary life in Beijing and the surrounding countryside.
USC film student Thenmozhi Soundararajan and Communication University of China student Jane U produced this look at the interchange between a hip hop artist from Los Angeles and another from Beijing. They describe Jianghu 江湖 as referring to chaos, the wild west.
This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.
Other films from the
Ying Zhu looks at new developments for Chinese and global streaming services.
David Zweig examines China's talent recruitment efforts, particularly towards those scientists and engineers who left China for further study. U.S. universities, labs and companies have long brought in talent from China. Are such people still welcome?