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Environment

Visualizing China's Pollution

The Asia Society's Asia Society in Queens Series presents a talk by Michael Zhao.

Land for Welfare in China

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University presents a talk with Meina Cai who will demonstrate that social welfare provision cannot be understood in isolation from the unique land property rights regime in China.

Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Tibetan Buddhism

Vegetarianism lies at the center of a contested ethical field in Tibetan Buddhism. On the one hand, the vinaya (the rules of monks) explicitly allows monks to eat meat. On the other hand, Tibetan Buddhism idealizes the practice of compassion, and expects practitioners to focus their efforts on relieving the suffering of all sentient beings—a category that explicitly includes animals. Finally, many sets of tantric vows actually require practitioners to eat some meat. In this paper I will discuss this tripartite ethical tension surrounding meat eating, exploring each of these three perspectives as well as the ethical and rhetorical strategies Tibetan thinkers have used to understand and reconcile these disparate views.

The China Challenge with Thomas Christensen

The National Committee on US-China Relations will host Thomas Christensen to discuss his new book, The China Challenge.

Resource Competition in East Asia: Political and Environmental Implications

The School of International Relations and Program on Environmental Studies present a symposium.

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Events

April 9, 2020 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for an online talk with Julia Strauss on her new book, which focuses on the period 1949 to 1954 and compares how the Communist Party in China and the Nationalist Party in Taiwan sought to consolidate their authority and foster economic development.

April 16, 2020 - 4:00pm

The USC U.S.-China institute presents a webcast with award-winning journalist Dexter Robert. His new book explores the reality behind today’s financially-ascendant China and pulls the curtain back on how the Chinese manufacturing machine is actually powered.