Panelists examined the issues driving the protests in Hong Kong, the social composition and motivations of the protesters and counter-protesters, and how the various sides are using media to reach local, mainland and international audiences.
Yu, ""All in fun": A translation with an introduction," 1995
Xiao Yu, M.A.
The Beijing novelist Wang Shuo is one of the most popular writers to emerge in the late 1980s. The exceptional popularity of his writings, films and TV series is referred to as the "Wang Shuo Phenomenon."
This thesis, aiming to introduce to the western reader Wang Shuo and the Chinese society he reflects in his works, consists of an annotated translation of a most representative but much-ignored work of his, "All in Fun" (yidian zhengjing meiyou), and a detailed introduction of the author, the "Wang Shuo Phenomenon," the language of his fiction, as well as the translated novella, which is in many ways a more significant work than the extremely well-known "The Troubleshooters" (wanzhu), especially in its thorough mockery of intellectuals, writers, and the literary and art circles in general, one of the most important themes of Wang Shuo's works.
Advisor: Hayden, George
The USC U.S.-China Institute and Asia Society hosted a talk with Weijian Shan, one of Asia’s best-known financiers, as he recounts his remarkable personal story of his exile to the Gobi Desert for hard labor at the age of 15 amidst the turmoil of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.
The USC U.S.-China Institute and the USC East Asian Library present a screening of Daughter of Shanghai, a documentary featuring actress Tsai Chin talking about her life, scenes from the films and series she has starred in, and footage of celebrities talking about Tsai’s influence on them.