The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a discussion with Victor Shih and Zhang Xiaojing on the large government debts that have accumulated in China, especially at the local level and the resources available to the government to meet its obligations and to foster continued economic expansion.Event Details
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a talk by Willy Lam on Xi's personal history, the factional politics through which he ascended, the configuration of power of the Fifth-Generation leadership, and the country's likely future directions under the charismatic "princeling."Event Details
Join the Wilson Center for their third annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations, entitled "The United States and China: Same Bed, Different Dreams, Shared Destiny" by Thomas Fingar.
The UC Berkeley Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) presents Lisa Rofel and Sylvia Yanagisako, speaking on the distinctive historical trajectories that have led Italian entrepreneurs to China and that have shaped Chinese entrepreneurs' encounters.
The Wilson Center welcomes Thomas Fingar, former deputy director of national intelligence for analysis and former chairman of the National Intelligence Council, as he discusses U.S. policy toward China in the third annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations.
A trenchant yet deeply human examination of relations between the United States and China, Vanessa Hope’s feature documentary debut sets its sights on three key figures: U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, as he struggles to maintain diplomacy amid international tensions over security and economic expansion; his adopted Chinese-American teenaged daughter Gracie, as she fosters a newfound appreciation for her bicultural heritage; and the blind Chinese attorney and activist Chen Guangcheng, as he seeks asylum in the U.S.A.
The University of Oregon Confucius Institute for Global China Studies presents a screening of Wong Kor-wai's "The Grandmaster," followed the next day by a lecture by Professor Yanhong Zhu. Professor Zhu will explore how this film engages with issues of history and nationalism differently than other martial arts films, particularly the popular Ip Man series.
One of the first works from Harvard’s acclaimed Sensory Ethnography Lab was this riveting study of the never-ending cycle of construction and destruction in booming modern China, in this case the western city of Chengdu. On a massive construction site, laborers in shirtsleeves smoke, joke, and slave away, dwarfed by the machinery and landscapes that surround them. As time goes on, they also begin to notice the camera that’s filming them, and “that man from Harvard” who is always there. A document on labor, modernity, and cinema, Demolition offers a primer on both China and the documentary form.