Professor Carolijn van Noort from the University of West Scotland talks about her new book, which explores how China’s international political communication of the Belt and Road Initiative comprises narratives about infrastructure and the Silk Road.
Tiananmen Square Document 8: Secretary of State's Morning Summary for June 2, 1989, China: Stalemate Continues, 1989
This document, a morning intelligence summary prepared that day by the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research for Secretary of State James A. Baker, discusses these issues and also the leadership crisis facing the Chinese government in the midst of the demonstrations.
This document, a heavily excised summary transcript of their conversation, indicates that the subject of the student demonstrations did come up at their meeting. (May 23, 1989)
The summary notes that Hu’s resignation "is probably the result of the recent student demonstrations." (January 17, 1987)
Tiananmen Square Document 5: IPAC Daily Intelligence Summary 1-87, China: Student Demonstrations, 1987
This intelligence summary from U.S. Pacific Command notes that 24 "troublemakers" associated with the illegal protest were apparently detained by police for "education and examination." (January 2, 1987)
The document also reports another incident, that the cables authors call "astonishing," which involved several hundred students from the Bejing Central College of Nationalities who were protesting the nuclear weapons testing program in Xinjiang Province in western China. (December 23, 1985)
In the cable, Embassy officials report information gleaned from an unidentified source that Chinese security forces have detained more than 100 students and arrested 23 suspected "ringleaders" involved in the demonstration. (November 25, 1985)
Although the demonstration was apparently rather tepid, this document points to the possibility that "someone wanted to stir up trouble and embarrass the authorities." (November 21, 1985)
The Wilson Center China Environment Forum presents a talk with Wu Fengshi and Judith Shapiro on public participation and protest in regards to the environment in China.
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is adding another screening of the Hong Kong award Best Film "Ten Years" with English subtitles.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a look at the resurgence of classical music in China through the legacy of the Philadelphia Orchestra, from its first performances in the PRC in 1973 until its most recent tour in 2018.
Kirk Denton will look at the role of politics—especially political parties—in the establishment, administration, architectural design, and historical narratives of museums in Taiwan.