Panelists examined the issues driving the protests in Hong Kong, the social composition and motivations of the protesters and counter-protesters, and how the various sides are using media to reach local, mainland and international audiences.
Mariko Tamanoi is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles specializing in sociocultural anthropology, historical anthropology, political economy, gender studies and colonialism and nationalism in Japan and East Asia. She is also an affiliated faculty of the university's Center for the Study of Women and a member of the university's Center for Japanese Studies and Council on East Asian Studies. Professor Tamanoi received her Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in 1982.
Professor Tamanoi's recent publications include: Dreaming Manchuria: Migration, Colonization, Repatriation and Nostalgia (under review); Crossed Histories: A New Approach to Manchuria in the Age of Empires Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press (2005); "Between Colonial Racism and Global Capitalism: The Japanese Repatriates from Northeast China since 1946" American Ethnologist 30:4:527-538 (2003); "A Road to a Redeemed Mankind: The Politics of Memory among the Former Peasant Settlers in Manchuria" South Atlantic Quarterly 99:1:143-71 (2001); "War Responsibility and Japanese Civilian Victims of Japanese Biological Warfare in China" Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 32:3:13-22 (2000) and "Knoledge, Power, and Racial Classficiations: The 'Japanese' in Manchuria" Journal of Asian Studies 59:2:248-76 (2000).
The USC U.S.-China Institute and Asia Society hosted a talk with Weijian Shan, one of Asia’s best-known financiers, as he recounts his remarkable personal story of his exile to the Gobi Desert for hard labor at the age of 15 amidst the turmoil of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.
The USC U.S.-China Institute and the USC East Asian Library present a screening of Daughter of Shanghai, a documentary featuring actress Tsai Chin talking about her life, scenes from the films and series she has starred in, and footage of celebrities talking about Tsai’s influence on them.