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Talking Points, September 5, 2007

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September 5, 2007

USC U.S.-China Institute

Talking Points
September 5 - 19, 2007


Talking Points is the USC U.S.-China Institute’s weekly newsletter. It provides information about China-related events, programs, and resources. Please share the newsletter with students, friends, and colleagues who may be interested in China. They can sign up to receive the newsletter at:

Talking Points focuses on events in California, but also notes major events and exhibitions held elsewhere in North America. Details for each event and our comprehensive event listing is available in the calendar section of our website.

As we did in our first year, USCI will offer a wide array of talks, conferences, screenings, and performances. Our first two events feature former Chinese Ambassador Wang Yunxiang (Sept. 10) speaking on issues in U.S.-China relations and USCI Board of Scholars member Richard Baum (Sept. 20) speaking on the political implications of China’s information revolution.

My Dream, a film documenting the preparations and performances of the Chinese Disabled People's Performing Arts Troupe. In early October we’ll also host conferences exploring Taiwan – China economic ties and efforts to develop northwestern China. Many of our fall events are listed below.


Recent additions to the USCI  website include an article about China’s international recycling trade and a just released Congressional Research Service report on food and agricultural imports from China.” The CRS report is just one of more than 350 documents and book reviews available in the resources section of our website. Our “on an average day in China” series includes brief notes on a wide array of issues including pollution and consumption. Secondary school educators may be interested our three fall seminars on teaching about East Asia and our Saturday workshop on “Images of East Asia.” Information about these programs is in the Asia in the K-12 Curriculum portion of our website. Please visit the website. We welcome your comments and questions.

Best wishes,
The USC U.S.-China Institute


Upcoming USC Fall Events

USC University Club
Pub Room, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Cost: Free
Time 4:30 - 6pm
Refreshments will be provided
USCI hosts a talk with the Vice President of The Chinese People’s Institute for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Wang Yunxiang.

USC Upstairs Cafe
Garden Room, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Cost: Free
Time: 3-5pm
Refreshments will be provided
USC U.S.-China Institute Board of Scholars member Richard Baum to speak.
USC Davidson Conference Center
Embassy Room, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Cost: Free
Time: 5-8pm
Refreshments will be provided

USCI hosts a panel discussion and screening of the Chinese troupe composed of performers with disabilities.

10/4/2007: Cross-Straits Economic Relations
USC Upstairs Cafe

Garden Room, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Cost: Free
Time: 3-5pm
Refreshments will be provided
USCI presents a panel discussion examining Taiwan-China economic relations.
USC University Club
Address: Banquet Room, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Cost: Free
Time: 3-5pm
Refreshments will be provided

UCSD political scientist and USC U.S.-China Institute Board of Scholars member Susan L. Shirk will speak on US-China relations.
Hsi Lai Temple
3456 S Glenmark Dr , Hacienda heights, CA 91745
Cost: FREE for USC students; RSVP required
USC Visions and Voices hosts a trip to the largest Buddhist temple in North America.

10/25/2007 - 10/27/2007: 2007 USC Global Conference

Shinjuku Hilton Tokyo
6-2 Nishi-Shinjuku 6-chome
Shinjuku-Ku, Japan 160-0023  
The 2007 USC Global Conference held in Tokyo, Japan explores the opportunities and challenges facing the Pacific Rim. One keynote address and panel will focus on the rise of China. .
USC Law School, Faculty Lounge Room 433
Cost: Free
Time: 4-6:30pm
Refreshments will be provided
USCI presents a talk with Jeffrey Sean Lehman, President of the Joint Center for China-U.S. Law & Policy Studies at Peking University and Beijing Foreign Studies University. 

California Events
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Address: 101 Market Street., San Francisco, CA
Asia Society Northern California hosts, with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, a two-day international conference from September 6-7, 2007.
IEAS Conference Room
Address: 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94720-2318
Cost: Free
Soochow University's Mab Huang explores the study of human rights discourse and practice in three ethnic Chinese societies 

09/08/2007: Formosa Dreaming: Music From Taiwan

UCSD Mandeville Auditoriun, San Diego
Cost: General $10, Student with ID $5
Time: 4-6:30PM
Performers and choristers from National Taiwan Normal University combine eastern traditional and western compositional styles,unique expressions and rich colors.
North America Events

09/06/2007 - 09/07/2007: US Commission goes to North Carolina: Hearing on China’s impact on North Carolina’s economy
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission goes to Chapel Hill, NC.

09/18/2007 : Global Information Flows and Chinese Responses to Tragic News Events 
1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 S. University, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Phone: 734-764-6308
of Michigan's Center for Chinese Studies presents Vanessa Fong.


07/14/2007 - 09/14/2007: Republic of China, Without People!

18th Street Arts Center

1639 18th Street , Los Angeles, CA 90404

Tel: 310-453-3711

A new painting installation by Taiwanese Visiting Artist-in-Residence, Ming Hsu, on exhibition July 14-September 14, 2007. 

09/17/2007 - 12/21/2007: Forces: Paintings & Calligraphy

IEAS Conference Room

Address: 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94720-2318

Cost: Free

The UCB Center for Chinese Studies presents an exhibition by Lampo Leong.


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October 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with author David Lampton. His new book examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.