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Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink

February 6, 2020

Jeffrey Wasserstrom draws on his many visits to Hong Kong and knowledge of the history of repression and resistance to help readers understand the deep roots and the broad significance of the events unfolding day by day in the city.

Video: Jeff Wasserstrom on the history of protests in Hong Kong

February 6, 2020

In this illustrated presentation, Prof. Wasserstrom puts events since the 1997 Handover and particularly since the 2014 Umbrella Movement into comparative and historical perspective.

Video: Q&A with Americaville Director Adam James Smith

January 22, 2020

In Americaville, Annie Liu escapes China’s increasingly uninhabitable capital city to pursue happiness, freedom, romance, and spiritual fulfillment in Jackson Hole; only to find the American idyll harder to attain than what was promised to her.

Patrice Poujol Looks at Blockchain Technology in the Chinese Film Industry

December 6, 2019

 Patrice Poujol looks at how blockchain technology changes the way films are financed, produced and distributed in China.

Matt Sheehan on the Exchanges Between China And California

October 22, 2019

China and the state of California have built deep and interdependent socioeconomic exchanges that reverberate across the globe, and these interactions make California a microcosm of the most important international relationship of the twenty-first century. In his book, journalist Matt Sheehan chronicles the real people who are making these connections. 

Video: Matt Sheehan Looks at Socioeconomic Ties between China and California

October 22, 2019

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. 

Global Exchange Program

August 15, 2019

Film students from the University of Southern California and Communication University of China pair up to create revealing documentaries.

Global Exchange Program 2019

August 15, 2019

The Global Exchange Workshop is a collaborative initiative of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Production Division, and the School of Theater, Film & Television at the Communication University of China in Beijing. These 8 new short documentaries were created by teams of students from USC and the Communications University of China in Los Angeles during the Summer of 2019. 

Lily Wong Looks at Shifting Depictions of Chinese Sex Workers in Popular Media

May 15, 2019

Lily Wong studies the mobility and mobilization of the sex worker figure through transpacific media networks, illuminating the intersectional politics of racial, sexual, and class structures.

Video: Manfred Elfstrom Looks at Labor Unrest in China

April 30, 2019

Manfred Elfstrom's research looks at the growing wave of labor unrest in China, the state's response, and the the long-term implications for both activists and the government. 

 

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