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Summer Course: Politics and Film in China (POSC 469)

The purpose of this class is to introduce Chinese cinema to a non-specialized audience. The purpose of this class is to introduce Chinese cinema to a non-specialized audience. 
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June 26 – August 6
 
2:00 - 6:10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays WPH 106
 
The purpose of this class is to introduce Chinese cinema to a non-specialized audience. Meeting two afternoons a week (Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00-6:10 p.m.), there will be 11 class periods. It is anticipated that as many as 14 feature films and one or two documentaries will be shown on DVD or Blu-ray. All the films shown will have English subtitles. Although some outstanding classic films will be shown, the largest number of films screened will be recent and successful, giving a very good overview of films that have been box office successes in the world’s second largest film market, which is expected to surpass North America (the U.S. and Canada) in 2019 or 2020. However, we will also view independent Chinese films that have done well at film festivals. There are no specific books to be purchased for this class; rather, each period the instructor will provide handouts to each student providing information on the film to be screened. There are no examinations, with the major project for the course consisting of a term paper on a topic relating to Chinese film to be chosen by the student in consultation with the instructor. For further information on the class, please feel free to contact Stanley Rosen at rosen@usc.edu.
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Events

August 19, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute and Asia Society for 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.

September 5, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk with journalist and author Matt Sheehan. His new book chronicles the deep and interdependent socioeconomic exchanges between China and California.