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Exploring Republican China in the USC Digital Library: An Experimental Metadata Analysis

September 14, 2021

The USC East Asian Library has been making remarkable progress collecting East Asian archival materials in diverse formats, including photographs, videos, audio recordings, manuscripts, diaries, letters, documents, and maps

Global Exchange Program 2020

September 13, 2021

These 7 new short documentaries were created by teams of students from the University of Southern California and the Communication University of China during the Summer of 2020.

Say Yes To The West: Globalization Of The Qipao

August 18, 2021

Chinese dresses like the qipao or cheongsam have become global fashion icons and proliferated into western clothing stores. The spread of these garments and the culture they represent begs certain questions about the authenticity of modern qipao and what it means to appreciate a culture rather than appropriate it.

China's Foreign Box Office

August 5, 2021

The pandemic crushed cinema worldwide, but foreign films did especially poorly in China in 2020.

2021 Olympians

July 29, 2021

Athletes are already setting records and winning medals at the Tokyo Olympics. We look at where those representing the U.S. and China come from.

Video Games in the U.S. and China

June 10, 2021

More people than ever are reaching for the game controller instead of the TV remote.

Chinese Students in U.S. Colleges

June 3, 2021

Online and in person, students are donning caps and gowns. This week we look at Chinese students in America and America's continuing desirability as a study abroad destination.

During Pandemic, Mother Daughter Movie Achieves Immense Success

May 21, 2021

In a difficult year, Chinese actress Jia Ling has produced a grand cinematic success: one that appeals to the young and old, and one which bridges the divide between traditional and modern Chinese values.

Songster, Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China's Modern Icon, 2021

May 12, 2021

Reviewed by Kyuhyun Han (University of California, Santa Cruz) Published on H-Environment (May, 2021)

Asian Directors and the Oscars

April 29, 2021

A woman from China just received the Best Director Oscar, but most people in China don't know it.

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