Professor Carolijn van Noort from the University of West Scotland talks about her new book, which explores how China’s international political communication of the Belt and Road Initiative comprises narratives about infrastructure and the Silk Road.
Patrice Poujol Looks at Blockchain Technology in the Chinese Film Industry
Patrice Poujol looks at how blockchain technology changes the way films are financed, produced and distributed in China.
China has recently embraced blockchain technology. While the government has voiced concerns over the use of crypto-currencies and banned all crypto promotion, China was mining over 80% of the Bitcoins in the world in 2018 and it is now the largest producer of crypto ATMs for export worldwide. Chinese private companies such as Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent (BATs) have developed their own blockchain solutions, other independent companies such as NEO and TRON have developed decentralised networks in the margin of these government-run online giants. Some of these developments have direct applications in the realm of media and film.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a look at the resurgence of classical music in China through the legacy of the Philadelphia Orchestra, from its first performances in the PRC in 1973 until its most recent tour in 2018.
Kirk Denton will look at the role of politics—especially political parties—in the establishment, administration, architectural design, and historical narratives of museums in Taiwan.