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Video: Mike Chinoy on Assignment China: An Oral History of American Journalists in the People's Republic

Photo by Jim Laurie, shooting video in China for ABC in 1981. Used by permission.
April 13, 2023

How have print, broadcast and now internet-centric journalists reported on the dramatic changes in China over the past eight decades?

Josh Goldstein's Remains of the Everyday Earns Top Honor from the Association for Asian Studies

February 19, 2023

This year's Joseph Levenson Book Prize goes to the 2021 work making "the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China."

Happy Year of the Rabbit! 祝您兔年愉快!

January 19, 2023

Wherever you may be, we wish you and those close to you the very best Year of the Rabbit.

USC and China in the News

August 10, 2022

USC faculty, staff, students, and alumni from many disciplines are engaged in China and work on China. This work is frequently reported on and USC specialists are frequently consulted by news organizations. The links below provide summaries of these press mentions and links to the full stories.

China, the U.S. and a hungry world

May 20, 2022

A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.

Euro-skepticism toward China increases

May 13, 2022

European views toward China are not uniform. Europeans recognize China's economic prowess and clearly favor continued ties, but majorities in much of Europe now have a negative view towards China.

Video - Heribert Dieter examines Europe-China ties in a changing geopolitical environment

May 12, 2022

For decades, European countries assumed that China is a benign force in international relations.

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

Photo by Jim Laurie.
April 20, 2022

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. 

2022 Assignment: China Updates

Newly appointed Ambassador Chito Romana in Tiananmen Square.
April 20, 2022

Many are familiar with the institute's 12-part Assignmen

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