Each year, the USC U.S.-China Institute collects lunar new year stamps from around the world. Which is your favorite?
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.
Journalist and scholar Leta Hong Fincher argues in Betraying Big Brother that the popular, broad-based movement poses a unique challenge to China’s authoritarian regime today.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a discussion with Akira Chiba, the Consul General of the Japanese consulate in Los Angeles, on Japan's relations with China.