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Video: Terry Lautz on the Life of John Birch

February 1, 2017

Terry Lautz examines the life of John Birch, an American missionary and military intelligence officer in China during WWII. He was killed in a dispute with Chinese Communist soldiers and later became the namesake of the controversial right-wing John Birch Society.

John E. Wills, Jr. 1936-2017, Longtime USC China Studies Leader

January 25, 2017

John E. Wills, Jr., a longtime leader of China studies at USC and the Chinese history field, passed away on January 13.

Xu, Asia and the Great War, 2017

January 24, 2017

Xu Guoqi's book was reviewed for the history of war discussion list by Joseph Fonesca. It is reprinted via Creative Commons.

He, China's Crisis Behavior - Political Survival and Foreign Policy after the Cold War, 2016

December 1, 2016

Kai He's book was reviewed by William Yale and published by H-Diplo. Republished here via Creative Commons license.

Fingar, ed. The New Great Game: China and South and Central Asia in the Age of Reform, 2016

November 1, 2016

Thomas Fingar's edited book was reviewed by Sumit Ganguly for the History of Asia discussion list in November 2016. It is reproduced here through Creative Commons license. 

Video: Syaru Shirley Lin Examines Sino-Taiwan Relations

November 1, 2016

Syaru Shirley Lin examines the divergence between the development of economic and political relations across the Taiwan Strait and the oscillation of Taiwan’s cross-Strait economic policy through the interplay of national identity and economic interests.

Video: Andrew Morris on the Defection of PLA Air Force Commander Fan Yuanyan to Taiwan

October 26, 2016

Andrew Morris discussed the defection of squadron commander Fan Yuanyan to Taiwan.

Michael Schuman Discusses His Book "Confucius: And the World He Created"

June 9, 2016

Author Michael Schuman examines the unprecedented resurgence of Confucianism as a significant trend in Chinese politics and culture.

An Interview With Bill Whitaker of 60 Minutes

April 13, 2016

US-China Today sat down with Bill Whitaker to learn about his time as a CBS News correspondent in Asia, including covering the Tiananmen Square protests.

Call for Papers: Journal of Chinese Military History (Submission Deadline: ongoing)

March 11, 2016

The Journal of Chinese Military History is a peer-reviewed semi-annual. It publishes both research articles and book reviews, aiming to fill the need for a journal devoted specifically to China's martial past.

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Events

September 24, 2020 - 2:00pm

Join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a conversation with U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Demers.

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.