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Assignment: China - China Watching

Assignment: China - China Watching

This segment of the USC U.S.-China Institute series on the work of reporters for American news organizations looks at the period 1949-1971, when most Americans could not visit the People's Republic. Though some non-U.S. citizens reporting for American organizations did manage to get into China, most reporters had to watch what was happening in China from Hong Kong. read more»

Video: The Asia Pacific in 2014 - Rebalancing, Cross-strait Ties, and Regional Economic Integration

The world's largest economies border the Pacific, but territorial claims, trade disputes, military moves, and other issues have many worried. At USC on Feb. 7, expert observers discussed the policies and practices of key actors, how those are perceived, and the current and potential role of multilateral organizations in reducing tension, mediating disputes and promoting stability. A keynote address by Taiwan's former Defense Minister Andrew Yang opened the discussion.(2/20/2014)

Video: The Obama – Xi Sunnylands Summit seen through the press and popular culture in the U.S. and China

The USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy and the USC U.S.–China Institute present a panel discussion to examine the media coverage and other behind the scenes details of the superpower summit.(9/23/2013)

Video: Geoff Dyer - The Contest of the Century

Author Geoff Dyer discusses his new book, "The Contest of the Century," which is both an inside account of Beijing's new quest for influence and an explanation of how America can come out on top--an essential book for businessmen, politicians, financiers, and anyone interested in current world affairs.(2/18/2014)

Through Tinted Lenses? - Video from the conference exploring how Americans and Chinese see each other

The USC U.S.-China Institute conference focused on the images Chinese and Americans have of each other and each other's country. We also discussed the influence these perceptions have on the decision-making of governments, organizations, and individuals. (11/13/2013)

Video: Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk with Orville Schell on China's ascent from imperial doormat to global economic powerhouse.(8/2/2013)

Assignment: China -- USCI series on American reporting on China

How do we know what we know about China? The images most Americans hold of China were shaped by news coverage. Our multipart documentary series Assignment: China focuses on the journalists who have described the remarkable changes in China since the 1940s. (2/20/2014)

Video: Ying Zhu - Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk with Ying Zhu. "Two Billion Eyes" explores ways in which the country’s highest rated television network, China Central Television (CCTV), has become the surprising battleground for China’s future.(9/17/2013)

Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker on U.S.-China Relations

James Baker, who served as White House Chief of Staff and Treasury Secretary during the Reagan administration and was George H.W. Bush's Secretary of State, sits down to talk about China and America's relations with China. (6/21/2013)

Video: China's Wastelands: How the World's Trash (Including Yours) Ends Up in China's Rivers

USC's Joshua Goldstein looks at recycling in China.(9/18/2013)

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05/08/2014: Beijing Opera with USC Pacific Asia Museum

USC Pacific Asia Museum hosts performer and scholar SUN Ping who will present a closer look at Beijing Opera

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04/24/2014: Gendered Spaces: Movement, Markets and Transactions Between China and Africa

A lecture by Professor Anita Wheeler Plummer of Spelman College. This event is part of the “Economic Change and Emerging Asia-Africa Interactions” lecture series.
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04/24/2014: Red Dawn: The Power and Peril of Chinese Capitalism in Africa

The Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College presents a discussion with Ching Kwan Lee on how Chinese investment affects African development.

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04/23/2014: Lu Hsiu-Lien, "My Fight For a New Taiwan: One Woman's Journey from Prison to Power"

Columbia University hosts former Vice President of Taiwan, Lu Hsiu-Lien
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04/23/2014: Music as a Herald of the Future in Taiwan

Sigur Center For Asian Studies of the George Washington University presents a talk on music's influence on economic practices and political change.

Through 04/27/2014: Women in Chinese Painting

thumbnail Freer Gallery of Art presents an exhibition on Chinese paintings that capture women's roles in traditional Chinese society.

Through 05/05/2014: A Modern Showcase: Shidai (Modern Miscellany) In 1930s Shanghai

thumbnail A magazine details the modern culture of Shanghai through visual images - Shidai published between 1929 and 1935 - conveys a new modern China.

Through 05/11/2014: Arts Exhibition: “A World of Chinese Puppets from the Lin Liu-Hsin Museum, Taiwan”

thumbnail “A World of Chinese Puppets from the Lin Liu-Hsin Museum, Taiwan” is one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of Chinese and Taiwanese puppet theatre ever presented in the U.S
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Media Advisory: USC/Peking University report on building US-China trust to be released on April 22, 2014

The U.S.-China Bi-National Commission on Trust-Building and Enhancing Relations releases its report on fostering deeper U.S.-China understanding and improved ties through next generation programs, bringing in a greater variety of people and utilizing new technological platforms.(4/14/2014)

USC and China in the News

USC faculty, staff, students, and alumni from many disciplines are engaged in China and work on China. This work is frequently reported on and USC specialists are frequently consulted by news organizations. The links below provide summaries of these press mentions and links to the full stories. (4/17/2014)

Position Available: General Office Assistant

The U.S. – China Institute seeks a self-motivated, organized, and responsible general office assistant. Duties include data collection, answering phones, website maintenance, and publicity. (8/21/2013)

Position Available: Editorial Assistant

The USC U.S. – China Institute is looking for an Editorial Assistant to work on the two magazines: US-China Today (which cover US-China relations) and Asia Pacific Arts (a pan-Asian pop culture magazine). (8/21/2013)

Position Available: Outreach Assistant

The USC US-China Institute (USCI) is seeking a USC graduate student to assist in our teacher training program. Please see the post for details.(8/21/2013)

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