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China's Cat Craze: How Felines are Leaving Their Paw Prints on China’s Economy

May 1, 2018

In recent years, the popularity of cats has surged in China: many urban Chinese youth are sharing viral cat photos, visiting cat cafes and raising felines of their own. We investigate how this widespread trend is affecting the Chinese economy.
近年来,猫在中国越来越受追捧:许多城市里的年轻人养猫,或者喜欢分享猫咪照片,逛猫主题咖啡店。我们调查了这一由城市化和社交媒体广泛使用带来的吸猫趋势,探索其是如何影响中国经济?

ofo: China’s Bike-Share Giant Faces Bumpy Roads Ahead

March 29, 2018

One of China's largest bike-sharing companies, ofo, litters the streets with an excess of its iconic yellow bikes. As the company expands overseas, it faces growing pains domestically.
短短数年里,中国共享单车巨头ofo用其标志性的“小黄车”飞速的占领了城市街道。在ofo不断进军海外的同时,其国内市场发展却屡屡受挫。

Q&A With Jonathan Woetzel of McKinsey on Artificial Intelligence in China

February 13, 2018

Jonathan Woetzel discusses the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in driving China's economic growth and its growing influence in our lives.

Sitting the Month: Confinement Nanny Services Grow in Los Angeles

January 31, 2018

After giving birth, Chinese mothers often "sit the month" to restore their bodies with the help of a confinement nanny.

Chinese Chain Restaurants: Redefining High-End Chinese in Los Angeles

August 29, 2017

Chinese chain restaurants are bringing established, high-end names to Los Angeles. Chinese is no longer a bargain choice, but a choice revealing “taste.”

Q&A with Eric Priest on Chinese Music Industry Investment

July 25, 2017

We spoke with Eric Priest, an expert in international copyright law, to understand the streaming market and current Chinese investment in domestic and international music.

Love on the Cloud: The Rise of Online Dating in China

July 17, 2017

Chinese online dating services have grown increasingly popular as they draw on traditional Chinese dating values such as material security and marriage-focused relationships.

Q&A with Xiaoyu Qin on "Iron Moon"

June 22, 2017

US-China Today spoke with the director of Iron Moon, Xiaoyu Qin, to discuss the documentary focusing on the plight of Chinese migrant workers and the creativity of people living at the bottom of society.

A Dance of Their Own: Modern Dance in China

February 28, 2017

Due to its nontraditional and sometimes heavy themes, modern dance has struggled to take off in the past in China. However, as dancers find ways to tell their own personal stories at home and abroad, modern dance may finally have the chance to take center stage.

Behind the Curtains: The Evolution and Impact of Asian Americans in Theatre

January 17, 2017

In an environment with traditionally limited opportunities, Asian American actors, writers and directors find support and common ground in the theatre scene.

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Events

June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Los Angeles, California

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).