Kiely, The Compelling Ideal - thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956 (January 1, 2014)

February 7, 2015

Jan Kiely book was reviewed by Emily Whewell for H-Asia and is published here under Creative Commons license.

Sec. John Kerry, “On the Conviction and Sentencing of Ilham Tohti,” September 23, 2014

September 23, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued the following statement following the sentencing of Ilham Tohti, a Uyghur economist who taught in Beijing.

House Foreign Affairs Committee, “Hearing – Organ Harvesting of Religious and Political Dissidents by the Chinese Communist Party,” September 12, 2012

September 12, 2012

The House hearing featured testimony and statements from Ethan Gutmann, Gabriel Danovitch, Damon Noto, Charles Lee, and Christopher Smith.

Central Intelligence Agency, Two CIA Prisoners in China, 2006 and 2010

June 17, 2011

This article and documentary tells the story John T. Downey and Richard G. Fecteau. Both men were CIA officers who were captured, imprisoned, and eventually released from a Beijing prison.

U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China, "Annual Report 2009," October 10, 2009

October 10, 2009

The Commission Chair is Senator Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND) and the Cochairman is Representative Sander M. Levin (D-MI). The report includes a list of 1,279 political prisoners in China.

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "Hearing: The Memoranda of Understanding Between the U.S. and China Regarding Prison Labor Products," June 19, 2008

June 19, 2008

This hearing was conducted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on June 19, 2008. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the U.S. Congress in 2000 to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.

U.S. Department of State, 2007 Human Rights in China, March 11, 2008

March 11, 2008

This report is produced annually by the State Department's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Bakken, ed. Crime, Punishment, and Policing in China, 2005.

January 1, 2005

Kurt Hohenstein reveiws the book for H-Law, credit H-Asia.

Resolution on US Citizens/Residents of Chinese Ancestry Detained in China, 2001

June 25, 2001

This resolution passed the US House of Representatives 379-0. It was authored by Representative Chris Smith (R-New Jersey).


January 17, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

One of the most influential modern Chinese writers and the author of Lust, Caution, Eileen Chang passed away in Los Angeles in 1995. After her death, Dominic Cheung, Professor Emeritus at USC, took care of her sea burial in San Pedro and set up the Eileen Chang Special Collection in the East Asian Library at USC in 1997. Cheung will discuss these experiences as a part of the lecture series titled Los Angeles and Shanghai: The USC Nexus.

January 24, 2019 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with journalist and author Leta Hong Fincher. Betraying Big Brother is a story of how the feminist movement in China against patriarchy could reconfigure the country and the rest of the world.