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Video: Teng Biao Examines Human Rights in China

March 16, 2020

Legal scholar and well-known human rights activist Teng Biao gave a talk at USC on the state of human rights in China.

Cara Wallis on Social media in contemporary China

March 16, 2020

Dr. Cara Wallis, associate professor at Texas A&M University's department of communication, was featured for the annual Walt Fisher Lecture at the USC Annenberg School of Communication.

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.

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: 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.

Video: Post-mortem on Taiwan’s 2020 Election

January 16, 2020

The USC U.S.-China Institute hosted a video conference looking at what the key issues were in the election and what the election means for Taiwan domestic policies, for cross-strait relations, and for U.S.-Taiwan relations. 

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.

Ambassadors Jeffrey Bader and Zhang Ping Discuss the state of U.S.-China relations

Jeff Bader and Zhang Ping, Clayton Dube as moderator.
December 6, 2019

Two of the most experienced and insightful Chinese and American diplomats discuss the state of U.S.-China relations, the dangers of worsening ties, and the impact of U.S.-China relations on the wider world. The conversation will also explore possible avenues to improve ties and lessen international volatility.

 

Weijian Shan on his journey from the Gobi Desert to a becoming a successful financier

October 30, 2019

Weijian Shan gave a lively talk at USC highlighting his experiences as a "sent-down youth" during China's Cultural Revolution.

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. 

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Events

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.