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Exhibit lets visitors ‘talk’ with Nanjing Massacre survivor in Mandarin

January 17, 2018

The Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall in China today debuted its permanent exhibition of New Dimensions in Testimony — interactive survivor testimony

Guobin Yang Discusses His Book "The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China"

October 23, 2017

Guobin Yang examines the factional violence in the Red Guard movement and the rise of a new wave of protest that inaugurated the democratic movements of the reform era.

John Pomfret Discusses His Book "The Beautiful Country And The Middle Kingdom"

September 29, 2017

John Pomfret's new book examines the remarkable history of the two-centuries-old relationship between the United States and China, from the Revolutionary War to the present day.

Video: John Pomfret on the History Between the United States and China

September 19, 2017

John Pomfret examines the remarkable history of the two-centuries-old relationship between the United States and China, from the Revolutionary War to the present day.

Andrade and Xing, Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai - Maritime East Asia in Global History, 1550-1700, 2016

May 1, 2017

The book edited by Andrade and Xing was reviewed for the H-Asia discussion list in May 2017. It is published here via creative commons license. 

Chinese Tech Pioneers Look Back at Their USC Years

April 26, 2017

In the 1980s, the first wave of engineering students from China came to USC, and they’ve helped transform high tech. Originally published by USC News. Written by Marc Ballon.

Ancient Buddhist texts reveal shifting perspectives on women

April 19, 2017

Originally published by USC News. Written by Laura Paisley.

Video: A Door Ajar - Charlotte Furth talks of teaching in a US-China Beijing program just after normalization

April 10, 2017

USC Professor Emerita Charlotte Furth discusses her adventures in Beijing teaching young Chinese scholars about America.

Video: Guobin Yang Discusses the Factional Violence in the Red Guard Movement

March 27, 2017

Guobin Yang examines the factional violence in the Red Guard movement as well as the de-sacralization of that revolutionary culture throughout the 1970s and the rise of a new wave of protest that inaugurated the democratic movements of the reform era.

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October 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with author David Lampton. His new book examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.