Syaru Shirley Lin examines the divergence between the development of economic and political relations across the Taiwan Strait and the oscillation of Taiwan’s cross-Strait economic policy through the interplay of national identity and economic interests.
Education or Brainwashing? Patriotism Classes and Hong Kong's Political Future
When Britain handed Hong Kong back to China in 1997, Beijing agreed that the former colony could maintain its autonomy and capitalist lifestyle. But with the passage of time, China and its supporters in Hong Kong have pushed to inculcate a greater sense of Chinese identity among the territory's 7.1 million people. A cornerstone of that effort has been a plan to introduce required "national education" courses in Hong Kong's schools. Many people saw the courses as little more than propaganda for the Chinese Communist Party. In September, opposition to the move produced a remarkable grassroots protest movement, rocking the government of newly-selected Chief Executive C. Y. Leung, and further polarizing Hong Kong's already tense political climate. Mike Chinoy was in Hong Kong at the time and produced this report.
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The EASC Manuscript Review is a professional development seminar for faculty and graduate students, from USC and wider community.
In conjunction with the USC Pacific Asia Museum’s exhibition China Trace: The Export of Chinese Ceramics in the Global Market, on view in Doheny Memorial Library from March 2 to August 6, USC professor and internationally renowned ceramicist Karen Koblitz will talk with experts in Asian business and economics about the role of ceramics in Asia.