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.
TENG Jimeng Discusses His Translation of The Book "No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan"
Teng Jimeng discusses his 2016 translation of the best known biography of Bob Dylan, Robert Shelton’s No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan 《迷途家园：鲍勃 迪伦的音乐与生活》and the place of Dylan and American popular music in China.
Teng Jimeng 滕继萌 teaches American studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University. He specializes in pop culture and society and has written extensively on American music and social change. Here he discusses his 2016 translation of the best known biography of Bob Dylan, Robert Shelton’s No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan 《迷途家园：鲍勃 迪伦的音乐与生活》and the place of Dylan and American popular music in China.
Dylan has been well-known in China for a long time. Lyrics from five decades of his music have been collected and translated. He performed in China in 2011. Receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016 only enhanced his standing there. Teng has long been a Dylan authority and is a frequent commentator for both the Chinese and foreign press on cultural issues and U.S.-China relations. Teng has twice been a Fulbright Scholar and twice won excellence in teaching awards at BFSU.
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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.