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Video: Media Representations of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands

Senkaku/Diaoyudao disputed islands
November 19, 2014

Presentations by Tom Hollihan, Zhan Zhang, and Patricia Riley on how American, Chinese, and Japanese media discuss the islands and the conflict over them and the impact such representations have on prospects for resolving the dispute.

Assignment: China - Tiananmen Square

May 31, 2014

Brought by broadcast and print journalists into American homes, the images and ideas of the 1989 Beijing demonstrations and their violent suppression had tremendous impact on perceptions of China.

Video: Screenings of Tiananmen Square

May 13, 2014

A series of discussions of what happened in 1989.

Assignment: China - China Watching

February 27, 2014

This segment of the USC U.S.-China Institute series on the work of reporters for American news organizations looks at the period 1949-1971, when most Americans could not visit the People's Republic. Though some non-U.S. citizens reporting for American organizations did manage to get into China, most reporters had to watch what was happening in China from Hong Kong.

Songyu Zhu: Learning About the Past Via the Present

January 29, 2014

USC student Songyu Zhu discusses her studies of Chinese history.

Pristine Specimen Found in China Offers Clues to Flight of Ancient Birds

January 28, 2014

A team of paleontologists affiliated with USC and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has determined that birds were capable of modern flight patterns much earlier than previously suspected.

A Secluded Society in China Shares its Secrets With USC Alumni Filmmakers

January 27, 2014

Documentary covers little-known corner of the world

Video: Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century

August 2, 2013

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk with Orville Schell on China's ascent from imperial doormat to global economic powerhouse.

Assignment: China - The Chinese Civil War

September 1, 2012

The surrender of the Japanese brought about the resumption of the battle between the Chiang Kai-shek-led Nationalists and the Mao Zedong-led Communists. American reporters tell of working to cover the struggle.

报导中国(美国记者关于中国):中国内战 (Assignment: China - The Chinese Civil War 中文字幕版)

April 10, 2012