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Video: Sam Crane on Teaching Confucius in China

Video: Sam Crane on Teaching Confucius in China

Sam Crane (Williams College) discusses the limits of the Confucian revival in China. read more»

Video: Release of the Commission Report - Building U.S.-China Trust

The U.S.-China Bi-National Commission on Trust-Building and Enhancing Relations released 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.(5/30/2014)

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: 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)

Geoff Dyer Discusses "The Contest of the Century - The New Era of Competition with China - and How America Can Win"

Geoff Dyer's new book examines Beijing's new quest for influence and provides an explanation of how America can come out on top.(3/17/2014)

Video: Dan Washburn and Karl Taro Greenfeld on "The Forbidden Game"

Award-winning journalists Dan Washburn and Karl Taro Greenfeld discuss Washburn's new book, The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream, which uses the politically taboo topic of golf to paint what critics are calling "an illuminating portrait of modern China."(9/22/2014)

Assignment: China - Tiananmen Square

Brought by broadcast and print journalists into American homes, the images and ideas of the 1989 Beijing demonstrations and their violent suppression had tremendous impact on perceptions of China. (5/31/2014)

Video: Taiwan Pres. Ma Ying-jeou on Cross-Strait and US Ties, Followed by Los Angeles Discussion

Via video, Ma spoke to CSIS and other centers. His presentation and discussion was followed by analysis and commentary from Los Angeles and Taipei. (5/1/2014)

Video: Worsening Sino-Japan Relations: Implications for the US

Professor David Arase discusses Sino-Japan-US ties.(4/2/2014)

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: Enze Han on The Politics of National Identity in China

Enze Han (University of London) examines how five major ethnic minority groups in China, the Uyghurs, Chinese Koreans, Dai, Mongols, and Tibetans, negotiate their national identities with the Chinese nation-state.(9/23/2014)

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04/16/2015: Plus ça change? Propaganda and thought work in the Xi Jinping era

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Anne-Marie Brady from the University of Canterbury to discuss the trends in contemporary propaganda and thought work under the Jiang and Hu eras.
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03/04/2015: In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a vivid and insightful portrait of China today, as featured on NPR’s This American Life, from the acclaimed author of "The Last Days of Old Beijing."

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01/31/2015: Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrate the Year of the Sheep across Asia with a free day of performances, demonstrations, hands-on activities and gallery admission.
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03/24/2015: Michael Tilson Thomas at 70: The London Symphony Orchestra with Yuja Wang

Acclaimed conductor Michael Tilson Thomas returns to his hometown of Los Angeles for an unforgettable evening featuring the music of George Gershwin alongside Thomas’s original compositions. Powerhouse pianist Yuja Wang will add sparks to an already electric concert.

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01/30/2015: Civil Society under Authoritarianism: the China Model

The Center for Chinese Studies at UC Berkeley presents a colloquium with Jessica Teets from Middlebury College on civil society in China.
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02/04/2015: "Is there a Place for Civil Society in Spiritual Civilization Campaigns? Heritage, Development, and Citizenship in the PRC" with Bob Shepherd

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies presents Bob Shepherd. Drawing on long-term fieldwork, in this talk he will discuss how residents of heritage zones respond to policies that simultaneously target them for personal development and displace them in the name of conservation and preservation.

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01/31/2015: Liu Bolin: Hiding in the City

The Boise Art Museum presents a collection of photographs from Chinese artist Liu Bolin's Hiding in the City series.
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02/12/2015: Building Civil Society in Authoritarian China

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University presents a lecture with John W. Tai on establishing effective nongovernmental organizations in China.

Through 02/01/2015: Stone and Mist: Chinese Landscape Photography by Michael Cherney

thumbnail American-born photographer Michael Cherney, who has lived and traveled in China for more than 20 years, uses a camera to capture the images as he prints and mounts them as traditional Chinese scrolls.

Through 02/12/2015: Seeing Buddha, the Photographic Experience

thumbnail The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford presents photojournalist David Butow. In this collection, Butow decided to explore the parallels of his craft with some of the Buddhist concepts he’d been studying such as empathy, compassion and awareness of the present moment.

Through 02/15/2015: Insight: The Path of Bodhidharma

thumbnail Insight: The Path of Bodhidharma explores the portrayal of the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma (known as Daruma in Japan) and how this religious figure has become a popular icon through an array of objects from paintings and sculptures to decorative objects and toys.
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Volunteers needed for the Asia/Pacific Business Outlook Conference (applications due February 9, 2015)

USC Marshall's Center for International Business is seeking bright, mature UNDERGRADUATE students of all majors to help produce its annual Asia/Pacific Business Outlook Conference on April 13-14, 2015 at Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown.(1/28/2015)

USCI introduces a new website - US-China Exchange

US-China Exchange offers a unique database of past and present exchange programs and is the go-to reference for all those interested in U.S.-China affairs and, especially, for those eager to link up with standard-bearers in U.S.-China exchanges and to learn from the best practices of others.(8/5/2014)

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. (1/15/2015)

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