Our "Finding Solutions" conference focused on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs addressing some of China’s most pressing challenges. We had a large and diverse audience participate. Videos coming soon!
Video: A Tale of Two Nobels: Liu Xiaobo and Mo Yan
Hosted by the USC U.S.-China Institute, Professor Perry Link spoke on April 29, 2013, at the USC Leavey Library Auditorium.
What is the writer's place in China today? What should it be? What responsibilities does a writer have to readers? To the state? To art? To moral principle? China's two recent Nobel Prize winners, Liu Xiaobo for peace, and Mo Yan for literature, offer some contrasting answers.
|Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波)||Mo Yan (莫言)|
Perry Link is among the top American scholars of Chinese culture. He previously taught at UCLA and Princeton and now holds the Chancellorial Chair for Teaching Across Disciplines at the University of California, Riverside. He publishes on Chinese language, literature, and cultural history, and also writes and speaks on human rights in China. His most recent books are Liu Xiaobo’s Empty Chair: Chronicling the Reform Movement Beijing Fears Most (2011), An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics (2012), and the co-edited volume Restless China (2013). He's written, edited, and translated many other works and is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books.
This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.
This issue of the newsletter highlights the women who have been called "China's Oprah" and includes our comprehensive calendar of China-focused events and exhibitions across North America.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute, the East Asian Studies Center, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a screening of the 1993 Chinese film Woman Sesame Oil Maker (香魂女). It tells the story of a woman in a small village who buys a peasant wife for his mentally disabled son after her sesame oil business becomes unexpectedly successful. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Xie Fei (谢飞).