In this illustrated presentation, Prof. Wasserstrom puts events since the 1997 Handover and particularly since the 2014 Umbrella Movement into comparative and historical perspective.
Hwang, Kyung Moon
Professor Hwang is Associate Professor in the USC Department of History. He received a Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard University and earned his B.A. in European History from Oberlin College in 1990. In 2000, Prof. Hwang received USC's Innovative Teaching Award. He was awarded the Junior Reserach Fellowship from the Academy of Korean Studies in 2001 and the Korea Foundation Fellowship in 2002.
Prof. Hwang's publications include: Hwang, K.M. (2004). "Citizenship, Social Equality, and Government Reform: Changes in the Household Registration System in Korea, 1894-1910." Modern Asian Studies, pp. 355-87; Hwang, K.M. (2004). Beyond Birth: Social Status in the Emergence of Modern Korea, Harvard Asia Center, Harvard University Press; Hwang, K.M. & Shin, G. (2003). Contentious Kwangju: The May 18th Uprising in Korea's Past and Present, Rowman & Littlefield and "From the Dirt to Heaven: Northern Koreans in the Chosôn and Early Modern Eras," Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 62.1, June 2002.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a talk with Teng Biao, a legal scholar and well-known human rights activist.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a talk with Julia Strauss on her new book, which focuses on the period 1949 to 1954 and compares how the Communist Party in China and the Nationalist Party in Taiwan sought to consolidate their authority and foster economic development.