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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: 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.

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. 

Matt Sheehan on the Exchanges Between China And California

October 22, 2019

China and the state of California have built deep and interdependent socioeconomic exchanges that reverberate across the globe, and these interactions make California a microcosm of the most important international relationship of the twenty-first century. In his book, journalist Matt Sheehan chronicles the real people who are making these connections. 

Video: Klaus Mühlhahn on China's Rise in a Historical Perspective

October 5, 2019

Klaus Mühlhahn examines the lessons from history that provide insight into China's evolving international position and how the United States and others should respond.

 

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Events

July 2, 2020 - 4:00pm

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a webinar with David Zweig to look at how tensions between the United States and China have impacted scientific collaboration and research.  

July 16, 2020 - 4:00pm

Bob Davis and Lingling Wei, authors of Superpower Showdown, will help us understand the ramp up of US-China economic tensions and the far-reaching consequences of the stand-off.