William Overholt argues that as China reaches a threshold where success has eliminated the conditions that enabled miraculous growth, Xi Jinping is pursuing the riskiest political strategy of any important national leader. Alternative outcomes include continued impressive growth and political stability, Japanese-style stagnation, and a major political-economic crisis.
Watch presentations from the USC U.S.-China Institute's 10th anniversary conference. It was held on September 29, 2016 at the USC Radisson Hotel.
Matthew Kahn, an economic expert on climate change policy and USC professor, looks at life in China's cities from the personal perspectives of the rich, middle class, and poor, and how they cope with the stresses of pollution.
Erin Baggott Carter, Assistant Professor at the School of International Relations at USC, spoke on the “The Politics and Realities of U.S.-China Relations” panel at the China Card conference on September 29, 2016.
Jonathan Rothwell, Gallup’s Senior Economist, spoke on the “What People Think and Why It Matters” panel at the China Card conference on September 29, 2016.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute, the East Asian Studies Center, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a screening of the 1993 Chinese film Woman Sesame Oil Maker (香魂女). It tells the story of a woman in a small village who buys a peasant wife for his mentally disabled son after her sesame oil business becomes unexpectedly successful. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Xie Fei (谢飞).