John Pomfret examines the remarkable history of the two-centuries-old relationship between the United States and China, from the Revolutionary War to the present day.
Research by faculty
Zhang, "Association Between Changes in Air Pollution Levels During the Beijing Olympics and Biomarkers of Inflammation and Thrombosis in Healthy Young Adults" 2012
Using the 2008 Beijing Olympics as their laboratory, University of Southern California (USC) researchers have found biological evidence that even a short-term reduction in air pollution exposure improves one’s cardiovascular health.
USC research on the impact of economic growth on life satisfaction.
Sun, "Population and employment distribution and urban spatial structure: An empirical analysis of metropolitan Beijing, China in the post-reform era," 2009
USC Dissertation in Urban Planning.
Rui, "China's fragmented political structure and the effect on environmental policy enforcement---on the water pollution control in the tributaries in the Three Gorges Reservoir area," 2008
USC Dissertation in East Asian Area Studies.
Jochim, "Imperial audience ceremonies of the Ch'ing dynasty: a study of the ethico-religious dimension of the Confucian state," 1980
USC dissertation in History.
USC dissertation in Anthropology.
USC dissertation in Political Science.
USC dissertation in Economics.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Lenora Chu, whose new book explores what takes place behind closed classroom doors in China's education system. Chu’s eye-opening investigation challenges assumptions and considers the true value and purpose of education.
The USC U.S.-China Institute, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and USC Shoah Foundation present a screening of the film Above the Drowning Sea, the story of the dramatic escape of European Jews from Nazi-controlled Europe to Shanghai on the eve of World War Two. Followed by a panel conversation.