Carl Minzner argues that China's reform era is ending, and outlines the potential outcomes that could result.
Shi, "Gender-biased education investment intention among Chinese rural parents: A glimpse into the intra-household resource allocation process," 1997
Ping Shi, M.S.
Based on the rural area data from the National Household Economy and Fertility Survey in 1991 in China, this paper was focused on the intra-household resource allocation in terms of education. By examining how Chinese parents intend to distribute their present family resources for their children's human capital investment, the paper aimed to assess whether this distribution is contingent upon the gender of a given child. This paper found that traditional preference for son among Chinese parents is accompanied with a male-biased intra-household resource allocation decision. Generally, Chinese rural parents expect higher education attainment for their sons than for their daughters. Especially, for families who have both boys and girls, the boy's education is to be supported with a sacrifice of the female child in the family. Controlling all socioeconomic variables constant, the existence of one or more sons in a family suppresses the parents' intended level of education investments in the female child.
Advisor: Heer, David
Akira Chiba, the Consul General of the Japanese consulate in Los Angeles, examined Japan's relations with China.
Michael Dunne, author of American Wheels: Chinese Roads, will focus on General Motors in China since 1989. The discussion will be followed by a short introduction to the Mark L. Moody collection at the USC East Asian Library.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a screening of an episode of the Assignment: China series on American media coverage of China. This episode focuses on the work of journalists covering the massive demonstrations that rocked Beijing in spring 1989. Followed by a Q&A with USCI's Mike Chinoy, who covered the demonstrations for CNN.