Our Mission

Our Mission
Release Date: 01/01/2007
The USC U.S. - China Institute aims to enhance understanding of the 21st century’s definitive and multidimensional relationship through
cutting-edge research which
takes on central trends and issues affecting U.S. – China relations
utilizes interdisciplinary approaches
is social science-based and policy-relevant
involves undergraduate and graduate students
innovative graduate and undergraduate training which
involves students in producing rather than merely consuming knowledge
infuses the exploration of important trends and issues affecting the U.S. – China relationship across the curriculum
includes development of new graduate degree programs and undergraduate minors
extensive and influential public events and professional development efforts including
organizing major conferences, workshops, and exhibitions
developing internship opportunities for USC students in business, journalism, health care, and other areas
providing in-service training for K-12 teachers, journalists, government officials, businesspeople, and others


March 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the U.S.-China Institute and PEN America for the West Coast launch of the PEN America report on social media in China, Forbidden Feeds. We will discuss the report and Chinese social media more generally. 

April 6, 2018 - 8:00am
Los Angeles, California

"Finding Solutions" will focus on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs to address some of China’s pressing challenges. We hope you will join this important discussion on April 6.