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The high price of marriage

April 23, 2020

With weddings being postponed worldwide, we look at what saying "I do" costs in the U.S. and China and compare the historical growth of their industries.

Video: Dexter Roberts on the myth of Chinese capitalism

April 20, 2020

Dexter Roberts's 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.

 

Movie theaters shut down again

April 2, 2020

China started to reopen movie theaters but quickly backtracked amidst fears of a second coronavirus outbreak. How can the film industry survive amidst a worldwide ban on their primary source of revenue? 

As costs rise, apartments shrink

March 19, 2020

Many Americans are working from home to help curb the spread of COVID-19 but for many in Hong Kong, working from home isn’t possible and for others it isn't so comfortable. 

Video: Teng Biao on human rights in China

March 16, 2020

Legal scholar and well-known human rights activist Teng Biao gave a talk at USC on the state of human rights in China.

The popularity of Chinese food in America

March 12, 2020

We look into the rise of Chinese food in the US and Chinese food emojis on your phone.

An outbreak of cabin fever

March 5, 2020

At its peak, more than half of the 1.4 billion people in China were asked to stay home to help curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Find out how they passed the time in this week's newsletter. 

To Have And To Embroider: The “Long Feng Gua” Wedding Tradition

March 5, 2020

Chinese traditional wear is growing in popularity, marking the re-emergence of colors like red and gold in the field that at least for the past few decades had been saturated with Western-centric white.

Romance and commerce in China

February 13, 2020

February 14th isn't the original Valentine's Day in China, but that hasn't stopped the Western version of the holiday from finding a partner across the Pacific.

Shanghai Disney closure

February 6, 2020

This has been the longest closure of Shanghai Disneyland since its opening. 

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March 11, 2021 - 1:00pm

Julia Lovell re-evaluates Maoism as both a Chinese and an international force, linking its evolution in China with its global legacy.