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.
Techno-Orientalism: Then & Now
A video that explores how pervasive Orientalist images and themes have been in American cultural productions over the past few decades.
Originally published by US-China Today on July 17, 2018 by Nora Chang.
This video explores how pervasive Orientalist images and themes have been in American cultural productions over the past few decades. Known as techno-Orientalism, this phenomenon has drawn the attention of many cultural critics. Composed of clips from movies like Blade Runner and Star Wars and interviews with a scholar, a cultural blogger, and a playwright whose works engage with this topic, the video touches on the problems and hopes of techno-Orientalism.
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.
One of the most influential modern Chinese writers and the author of Lust, Caution, Eileen Chang passed away in Los Angeles in 1995. After her death, Dominic Cheung, Professor Emeritus at USC, took care of her sea burial in San Pedro and set up the Eileen Chang Special Collection in the East Asian Library at USC in 1997. Cheung will discuss these experiences as a part of the lecture series titled Los Angeles and Shanghai: The USC Nexus.
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.