Despite tensions between the Chinese and American governments, the state of California has deep and interdependent socioeconomic exchanges with China that reverberate across the globe. Matt Sheehan examines these interactions that make California a microcosm of the most important international relationship of the twenty-first century.
Lowell Dittmer, University of California, Berkeley
Lowell Dittmer, Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley and editor of Asian Survey, has written or edited Sino-Soviet Normalization and Its International Implications (University of Washington Press, 1992), China’s Quest for National Identity, with Samuel Kim (Cornell University Press, 1993), China Under Reform (Westview Press, 1994), Liu Shaoqi and the Chinese Cultural Revolution (rev. ed., 1997), (with Haruhiro Fukui and Peter N.S. Lee, eds.) Informal Politics in East Asia (
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.
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.
The USC U.S.-China Institute invites you to a presentation with Patrice Poujol on how blockchain technology changes the way films are financed, produced and distributed in China.