September 1, 2016 - 4:00pmLos Angeles, California
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk by Matthew Kahn, an economic expert on climate change policy and USC professor. In "Blue Skies over Beijing," Kahn looks at life in China's cities from the personal perspectives of the rich, middle class, and poor, and how they cope with the stresses of pollution.Event Details
The danger is palpable as filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues to southern China to protest the case of six elementary school girls who were sexually abused by their principal.
Detective Inspector Lee and Detective Carter return in the second installment of the Rush Hour franchise, this time both venturing to Lee’s home of Hong Kong. Chinese cinematic superstar Zhang Ziyi joins the star-studded cast, along with Don Cheadle and Roselyn Sánchez.
Based on Design for Living, a popular stage play by Sylvia Chang (who stars in the movie alongside the eternally suave Chow Yun-fat), Office depicts the ups and downs—romantic and financial—of a financial firm’s staff during 2008’s global economic turmoil.
In the third installment of this popular franchise, Donnie Yen reprises his role as the real-life kung fu master best known for having trained a young Bruce Lee. In this edition, which was nominated for eight Hong Kong Film Awards, Ip is settling into life as a family man, but he’s soon called to protect Hong Kong from a ruthless American businessman (with surprisingly strong boxing skills) who is trying to make a land grab.
Prof. Bixiao He presents a talk on Chinese modern journalism and interpreting the particular role of Chinese modern journalism played in the process of the China’s transition from an empire to party state. This study puts forward a parallel concept of “national press” and “urban press” to examine the interaction between the two different kinds of modernity-pursuing in the specific spatial-temporal historical context.
The Blade is Tsui Hark’s masterful tribute to the martial arts films of his youth. A reimagining of director Chang Cheh’s 1967 wuxia landmark The One-Armed Swordsman, this phantasmagoric action film moves like an out-of-control freight train.
Zhang Yimou and Gong Li—then China’s cinematic power couple—star as an imperial soldier and the woman who brings him back to life after he’s spent centuries encased in clay in the emperor’s tomb.
The first African American to be inducted into the Hong Kong Stuntman’s Association, Bobby Samuels worked with some of Hong Kong’s biggest movie stars during his career there in the 1990s.
Hear both traditional and modern Chinese music with this accomplished ensemble led by performing artist Li Chi. Playing the erhu (the Chinese two-string bowed fiddle), Chi captivates audiences with her skilled musicianship.