Literature

Author interviews with USCI

February 6, 2020

These short interviews introduce authors of new books about China and about U.S.-China relations.

Scott Tong Discusses His Book "A Village with My Name: A Family History of China’s Opening to the World"

May 8, 2018

Scott Tong's new book is a personal, journalistic discovery of China’s long and interrupted economic opening. More than a faraway story from a long time ago, it addresses the divisive questions about globalization and drawbridges that many countries are debating today.

 

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.

Frazier, The East is Black - Cold War China in the Black Radical Imagination, 2014

June 1, 2017

Robeson Taj Frazier's book was reviewed by Joseph Parrott for the History of African Americans discussion list in June 2017.  

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.

Rob Schmitz Discusses His Book "Street of Eternal Happiness"

June 22, 2016

Rob Schmitz creates an unforgettable portrait of individuals who hope, struggle, and grow along a single street cutting through the heart of China’s most exhilarating metropolis, Shanghai.

Gail Hershatter Discusses Her Book "The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China's Collective Past"

June 9, 2016

Gail Hershatter explores changes in the lives of seventy-two elderly women in rural Shaanxi province during the revolutionary decades of the 1950s and 1960s.

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.

Andrew Scobell Discusses His Book "PLA Influence on China's National Security Policymaking"

March 23, 2016

Andrew Scobell seeks to assess the "real" relationship between the PLA and its civilian masters by moving beyond media and pundit speculation to mount an in-depth examination and explanation of the PLA's role in national security policy-making.

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Events

August 5, 2020 - 4:00pm

During this digital report launch, PEN America and our panelists will discuss the pressures filmmakers confront and the choices they make in order to have their films be shown in China. 

August 20, 2020 - 4:00pm

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a webinar with Han Li to examine how Chinese are rediscovering the rural China and idealizing rural life in the social media age. She'll also look at the social and political forces driving this trend.