Our "Finding Solutions" conference focused on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs addressing some of China’s most pressing challenges. We had a large and diverse audience participate. Videos coming soon!
Mei Fong, a Pulitzer winning author and former USC Annenberg professor, examines the origins of China's one child policy and some of its unintended consequences through a narrative-rich story.
This review of Jean Ma's book was written by Andrew Stuckey and published by the H-Asia discussion list. It's republished here by Creative Commons license.
US-China Today interviewed Melissa Ludtke, Co-Creator of "Touching Home in China". Inspired by her adopted Chinese daughter's search for identity, former TIME correspondent Melissa Ludtke has created a vibrant multimedia project that largely grapples with the One Child Policy and gender issues in China.
Leta Hong Fincher discusses her book, debunks the popular myth that women have fared well as a result of post-socialist China's economic reforms and breakneck growth. Laying out the structural discrimination against women in China will speak to broader problems with China's economy, politics, and development.
Michelle T. King's book was reviewed by Alice Clark for H-Asia and is published here under Creative Commons license.
Lisa Funnell's book was reviewed by Amy Lee for H-Asia and is published here under Creative Commons license.
Prosperity's Predicament: Identity, Reform, and Resistance in Rural Wartime China (September 26, 2013)
Bin Yang reviews the book for H-World.
Christina Yu Yu praised for her experience in researching and curating Asian art
This issue of the newsletter highlights the women who have been called "China's Oprah" and includes our comprehensive calendar of China-focused events and exhibitions across North America.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute, the East Asian Studies Center, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a screening of the 1993 Chinese film Woman Sesame Oil Maker (香魂女). It tells the story of a woman in a small village who buys a peasant wife for his mentally disabled son after her sesame oil business becomes unexpectedly successful. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Xie Fei (谢飞).