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.
Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA
Jennifer Jung-Kim received her Ph.D. in Korean History from UCLA. She currently teaches Korean history in the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Asia-related courses in the International and Area Studies program, and in the Honors Collegium program. Dr. Jung-Kim is actively involved in promoting K-12 education on Asia. She is also an advocate of interactive learning through Reacting to the Past pedagogy and is on the Reacting advisory board.
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.