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.
C. Cindy Fan a professor in the Department of Geography and Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds a B.A. degree in Geography from the University of Hong Kong, an M.Phil. degree in Geography from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Ph.D. degree in Geography from Ohio State University. Professor Fan's research interests include population, regional development, post-Mao China (migration, regional policy, inequality, gender), ethnicity in North American and quantitative methods.
Professor Fan is Editor of Regional Studies and Senior Contributing Editor of Eurasian Geography and Economics. She serves on the editorial board of Asian Geographer, China: An International Journal, Geographical Analysis and Social Science Quarterly. Her recent publications include: China on the Move: Migration, the State, and the Household, New York, NY: Routledge, 2008; “China’s Eleventh Five-Year Plan (2006-2010): From ‘Getting Rich First’ to ‘Common Prosperity’,” Eurasian Geography and Economics 47(6), 2006, 708-723; with Wang, Wenfei Winnie, “Success or Failure: Selectivity and Reasons of Return Migration in Sichuan and Anhui, China,” Environment and Planning A 38(5), 2006, 939-958; “Modeling Interprovincial Migration in China, 1985-2000,” Eurasian Geography and Economics 46(3), 2005, 165-184 and “Interprovincial Migration, Population Redistribution, and Regional Development in China: 1990 and 2000 Census Comparisons,” The Professional Geographer 57:2, 2005, 295-311.
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.