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Klaus Mühlhahn examines China's evolving international position

October 5, 2019

Moving beyond the standard framework of Cold War competition and national resurgence, Klaus Mühlhahn's new book situates twenty-first-century China in the nation’s long history of creative adaptation.

Panelists Discuss the Movement in Hong Kong

September 25, 2019

Panelists examined the issues driving the protests in Hong Kong, the social composition and motivations of the protesters and counter-protesters, and how the various sides are using media to reach local, mainland and international audiences.

 

Video: Weijian Shan's Life from Exile to Equity

September 4, 2019

The USC U.S.-China Institute and Asia Society hosted a talk with Weijian Shan, one of Asia’s best-known financiers, as he recounts his remarkable personal story of his exile to the Gobi Desert for hard labor at the age of 15 amidst the turmoil of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.

Global Exchange Program 2019

August 15, 2019

The Global Exchange Workshop is a collaborative initiative of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Production Division, and the School of Theater, Film & Television at the Communication University of China in Beijing. These 8 new short documentaries were created by teams of students from USC and the Communications University of China in Los Angeles during the Summer of 2019. 

One Child Nation Screening

August 2, 2019

From award-winning documentarian Nanfu Wang, One Child Nation explores the ripple effect of this devastating social experiment, uncovering one shocking human rights violation after another - from abandoned newborns, to forced sterilizations and abortions, and government abductions.

The Role of Chinese Consulates

July 17, 2019

A Conversation with Ambassador Zhao Weiping and Consul General Zhang Ping. 

Assignment: China - USCI's series on American reporting on China

Photo by Jim Laurie.
May 31, 2019

How do we know what we know about China? The images most Americans hold of China were shaped by news coverage. Our multipart documentary series Assignment: China focuses on the journalists who have described the remarkable changes in China since the 1940s. Two of the most influential moments in this history were the Nixon visit in 1972 and the Tiananmen demonstrations of 1989. The correspondents interviewed for the series have helped news consumers understand how China's opening up and subsequent economic rise have reshaped the world. 

Lily Wong Looks at Shifting Depictions of Chinese Sex Workers in Popular Media

May 15, 2019

Lily Wong studies the mobility and mobilization of the sex worker figure through transpacific media networks, illuminating the intersectional politics of racial, sexual, and class structures.

Barbara Finamore on China's Environmental Challenges

May 14, 2019

Author and leading China environmental expert Barbara Finamore examines China's environmental challenges as it leads the development of a global system of green finance. 

Video: Manfred Elfstrom Looks at Labor Unrest in China

April 30, 2019

Manfred Elfstrom's research looks at the growing wave of labor unrest in China, the state's response, and the the long-term implications for both activists and the government. 

 

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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.