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Video: Han Li on Rural China in the Social Media Age

August 21, 2020

Professor Han Li examines how Chinese are rediscovering the rural China and idealizing rural life in the social media age. She also looks at the social and political forces driving this trend.

 

Features Q&A Multimedia About Features Beauty And Its Perceptions: A Deep Dive Into China’s Current Social Media Landscape

August 9, 2020

Today’s social media scene makes it difficult, especially for young people, to remember what life was like prior to the continuous influx of opinions on the internet. Social media often showcases people’s best sides, shaping our understanding of beauty. We scroll through images, ads and article daily, intaking a saturated pool of visual stimulations, It is this way in the US, and so is it in China.

TikTok in three charts

August 6, 2020

President Trump is worried that user data from the 45.4 million Americans on TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, could be handed over to the Chinese government and set a September 15th deadline for the app to be sold to a U.S. company or risk being banned.

Video: Made in Hollywood, Censored by Beijing

August 6, 2020

PEN America's new report examines the ways in which Beijing’s censors have affected and influenced Hollywood and the global filmmaking industry. Panelists discuss pressures filmmakers confront and the choices they make in order to have their films be shown in China. 

Increasing acceptance of LGBTQ

July 9, 2020

With the 50th anniversary of the world’s first gay pride parade in Los Angeles, we look across the Pacific at the two very different climates provided to LGBTQ individuals in China and Taiwan.

China protecting wildlife

June 18, 2020

How does the U.S. and China diverge when it comes to combatting illicit wildlife trafficking and protecting the ecosystem? The answer might surprise you.

Video: Antony Dapiran on the Hong Kong Protests

June 5, 2020

Hong Kong based author and photographer Antony Dapiran looked at his new book on the city's protests and what they mean for the future of Hong Kong and China.

 

School may never be the same

May 21, 2020

90% of the world’s 1.5 billion K-12 students are unable to go to school. We examine what digital learning looks like in the U.S. and China and how Chinese schools are updating safety protocols as they invite students back through their doors again.

What's At Stake In Xinjiang

May 11, 2020

A symposium featuring a distinguished panel of specialists to discuss Uyghur beliefs and Chinese government policies in the region. 

Hope and fear

May 7, 2020

Why does Xinjiang matter? We delve into the demographics of Xinjiang. 

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Events

September 24, 2020 - 2:00pm

Join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a conversation with U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Demers.

October 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with author David Lampton. His new book examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.