USC U.S.-China Institute hosted a screening of Better Angels (善良的天使), a documentary film written and directed by two-time Academy Award winner Malcolm Clarke, with post-screening discussion with co-executive producer David Dreier and producer William Mundell.
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 hosted a discussion on American and Chinese aims and tactics in the US-China trade war as well as its impact and potential costs.
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.