The first Modern China Lecture Series for the fall semester will feature a conversation with the hosts of the “China History Podcast” and the “Chinese Literature Podcast.” The presentation will take place on Zoom beginning at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27.
“Hollywood in China and China in Hollywood: Will It Be Back to Business-as-Usual Post-Pandemic, or Have the Relationships Changed?” presented by USC professor Stanley Rosen, will take place at noon Thursday, April 29, on Zoom. The program is free and open to the public.
Guest speaker Minxin Pei of Claremont McKenna College will present “Unveiling China’s Surveillance State: How a dictatorship maintains power?” at noon on Tuesday, April 6, on Zoom.
“A Sensational Encounter with High Socialist China, Book Talk,” with Paul G. Pickowicz is set for Tuesday, March 23, and “What the World Owes the Comfort Women,” with Carol Gluck, will take place at noon Thursday, March 25. Both talks will be on Zoom.
Robert B. Marks, professor emeritus at Whittier College, will talk on March 9 about China’s environmental challenges brought on by its rapid economic growth, and Perry Link, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Chinese at UC Riverside, will discuss on March 11 why many Chinese dissidents back former President Donald Trump.
The Modern China Lecture Series will host two talks today and Tuesday, both on Zoom. Hong Kong-based journalist Ryan Ho Kirkpatrick will speak at 5:30 p.m. today on the current situation in Hong Kong. Author Rana Mitter will speak at 10 a.m. Tuesday on how World War II shaped a new nationalism in China.
Johnson will discuss the current state of relations between the U.S. and China, which have deteriorated recently, and the role of his profession, journalism, in the ongoing crisis.
The Modern China Lecture Series was initiated to promote awareness of important issues related to China for those on the CSUSB campus and in the community. Modern China Lecture Series events will take place Nov. 17 and Nov. 24, all on Zoom.
RAFFMA, in collaboration with the Department of History, will present a lecture by Justin M. Jacobs, associate professor of history at American University, entitled “The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures” on Monday, Nov. 9, at noon.