China Institute


Remembering the Asia-Pacific War (1931-1945)

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Junliang Huang

Prof. Junliang Huang earned her Ph.D. in Asian Literature, Religion, and Culture at Cornell University, and joined CSUN in 2015. Her research interests include modern Japanese and Chinese literature, war memory, narrative analysis, postcolonial theory, translation theory, Marxism, gender studies, and cultural criticism. She currently also serves as the book review editor of Frontiers of Literary Studies in China. Read more

Journey with the Giant, Movie Screening and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm


Journey with the Giant, a new and boldly unprecedented documentary film by James Isaiah Gabbe and the CITIZENARTS team, focuses on these and other critical questions about China that have become central to U.S. political discourse and have profound implications for the world. Traveling “under the radar” as a tourist, Gabbe presents an intimate, unvarnished exploration of the land about which Napoleon may have said: “There lies a sleeping giant. Let it sleep, for when it awakes, it will shake the world.” Read more

The End of China’s Rise

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 11:00am to 12:30pm


Daniel Lynch is currently an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, and is a member of the Executive Committee at the USC U.S.-China Institute Lynch is the author of three books on China: China's Futures: PRC Elites Debate Economics, Politics, and Foreign Policy (2015), Rising China and Asian Democratization: Socialization to Global Culture in the Political Transformations of Thailand, China, and Taiwan (2006), After the Propaganda State: Media, Politics, and Thought Work in Reformed China (1999). Read more

Shadow of the Spectacle: Urban China in Ni Weihua’s Conceptual Photography

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm


Focusing on the motivation and processes involved with the creation of his photographic series Keywords and Landscape Wall, Ni Weihua discusses the impact of official ideologies on the urban landscape of Chinese cities and on the country’s overall social development as well as on the social criticality of concept-based documentary photography. Read more