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China Life Podcast

#3: Solving the China Puzzle

February 19, 2020

Stanley Rosen was a pre-med student before he first got interested in China. A professor at USC now, his classes on Chinese politics, society, and film are informed by the over 60 trips he's made to China since 1980.

#2: Selling Cars Where No One Drives

December 18, 2019

Michael Dunne was majoring in French when one of his professors told him that the future was in China. With that advice, having never stepped foot in China before, he switched to studying Chinese and business marketing.

#1: Building China's Tomorrow

December 11, 2019

Mellissa Berry was the Executive Creative Producer of Tomorrowland in Shanghai Disney Resort, which opened to the public in 2016. She moved to Shanghai in 2009, two years before the groundbreaking on the park, and lived and worked there for 8 years.

Introducing China Life

December 2, 2019

From trade, the environment, politics, human rights, and much more, China is in the news every single day. But China is not just a headline.


April 9, 2020 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for an online talk with Julia Strauss on her new book, which focuses on the period 1949 to 1954 and compares how the Communist Party in China and the Nationalist Party in Taiwan sought to consolidate their authority and foster economic development.

April 16, 2020 - 4:00pm

The USC U.S.-China institute presents a webcast with award-winning journalist Dexter Robert. His new book explores the reality behind today’s financially-ascendant China and pulls the curtain back on how the Chinese manufacturing machine is actually powered.