How do we know what we know about China? The images most Americans hold of China were shaped by news coverage. Our multipart documentary series Assignment: China focuses on the journalists who have described the remarkable changes in China since the 1940s. Two of the most influential moments in this history were the Nixon visit in 1972 and the Tiananmen demonstrations of 1989. Of course, China's opening up and subsequent economic rise have reshaped the world.
USC faculty, staff, students, and alumni from many disciplines are engaged in China and work on China. This work is frequently reported on and USC specialists are frequently consulted by news organizations. The links below provide summaries of these press mentions and links to the full stories.
Associate Professor of Practice Jason E. Squire just returned from China, where he presented at the Beijing International Film Festival. His keynote was part of a segment titled “The Charm of Comedy Films” at the Summit on the Beauty of Film.
The editors of this new journal issue a general call for papers.
The USC U.S.-China Instituted hosted Terry Flew from the Digital Media Research Centre at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. He examined the case of China's investments in exporting entertainment media as case study of the opportunities and challenges of a changing global media landscape.
Foreign Correspondents Club of China, Recent incidents of interference in reporting, September 15, 2015
This report was compiled by the FCCC through contributions by member journalists. The report includes several instances stemming from efforts to report on the warehouse explosion in Tianjin.
This presentation draws on in-depth interviews in Shanghai to explore how local audiences understand visual expressions of their urban culture, and how their personal experiences shape what people take away from these images of the city.
The FCCC surveys members about difficulties associated with reporting on China.
The FCCC surveys its members to prepare this report on conditions for foreign journalists in China.
The Council on Foreign Relations published the backgrounder, "Media Censorship in China", to describe China's official media policy, censorship within China, how the Chinese government exerts control over the media, the role of foreign media, U.S. technology in China, and how the Chinese public has gone around the censors. The piece was written by Beina Xu, and features contributions from Isabella Bennett.
Please join the U.S.-China Institute and PEN America for the West Coast launch of the PEN America report on social media in China, Forbidden Feeds. We will discuss the report and Chinese social media more generally.