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Video: Shibani Mahtani and Tim McLaughlin Discuss Among the Braves

Authors Shibani Mahtani and Tim McLaughlin and the cover of their book, Among the Braves, USCI.
November 21, 2023

Mahtani and McLaughlin were on the ground in Hong Kong and provide this history of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement centered around a cast of core activists, culminating in the 2019 mass protests and Beijing's crackdown.

Video: Ian Johnson on Sparks, his look at China's Underground Historians

Ian Johnson, speaking about his book Sparks at the USC U.S.-China Institute on 2023-10-16.
November 14, 2023

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson spent a decade researching the work of these unofficial historians of China's recent past. This compelling study introduces readers to writers, filmmakers and artists, determined to preserve stories about mass movements that affected millions but get scant attention in the party-state's official history.

Looking at Hong Kong

PRC flag and the flag of the Hong Kong special administrative region.
October 30, 2023

Hong Kong emerged in the 1980s as a global financial center. A British colony from 1842 to 1997, it is in its third decade as a special administrative region of the PRC.

Nationalism and Silicon

China and the U.S. are engaged in a high tech rivalry. This image, created by Claire Fausett using AI, shows the flags of the countries in a computer server room where an explosion occurs.
October 23, 2023

Technonationalism is on the rise in both the U.S. and China.

NIMBY laws and U.S.-China Relations

September 1, 2023

A number of states have enacted laws prohibiting Chinese and others from “countries of concern” from purchasing homes or land.

Yellen in Beijing: Problems and Hopes

July 13, 2023

Yellen Urges Cooperation in China Visit 

Getting Reacquainted

June 22, 2023

Key Developments: Talks, Tensions, Collaborations in US-China Engagements

New Acquisition: Bill Einreinhofer China Archive

skyline at night
May 26, 2023

Explore modern China with USC Libraries' newly acquired Bill Einreinhofer China Archive, a collection of video, image, audio, and text files documenting historical events and daily life from 1910 to 2022.

Video: Suisheng Zhao on The Dragon Roars Back, China's Foreign Policy

May 19, 2023

Zhao offers a quick history of China's foreign policy since 1949 and then offers a provocative assessment of it today.

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