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USC and China in the News

July 16, 2018

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.

Assignment: China - USCI's series on American reporting on China

Photo by Jim Laurie.
January 31, 2018

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. 

Beijing International Film Festival attracts USC faculty

May 4, 2016

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.

Call for Papers - Journal of East Asian Popular Culture (no deadline)

March 1, 2016

The editors of this new journal issue a general call for papers.

Video: Terry Flew discusses China's investments in exporting entertainment media

January 25, 2016

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

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.

Video: Lu Ye examines Shanghai's promotional videos

July 17, 2015

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.

Foreign Correspondents Club of China, Annual Working Conditions Survey, May 2015

May 1, 2015

The FCCC surveys its members to prepare this report on conditions for foreign journalists in China.

Council on Foreign Relations, "CFR Backgrounders: Media Censorship in China," April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015

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.

Video: Peter Brack on Adventures in Media Entrepreneurship in China

February 20, 2015

Peter Brack, veteran media executive and now a venture capitalist, discusses lessons learned in two decades launching and running media enterprises in China and the rest of Asia.

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Events

October 24, 2018 - 5:30pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for the screening of Better Angels (善良的天使), a documentary film written and directed by two-time Academy Award winner Malcolm Clarke. Post-screening discussion will be with Clarke, co-executive producer David Dreier, and producers William Mundell and Han Yi. 

October 28, 2018 - 10:00am
Hollywood, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute and the International Culture Collaborative at the 2018 US-China Television & Film Innovation Summit on October 28.