China Institute

Harold F. Giedt Lecture Series

One of the major goals of China Institute at CSUN is to promote a better understanding of China and US-China relations in our campus and local community. Given that US and China are the two largest economies in the world, and that Los Angeles is the hub for US-China economic and cultural exchanges, we think it is crucially important for our students to be given such opportunities. With the platform of China Forum Lecture Series, China Institute has brought distinguished scholars, domestic and international, to CSUN campus. Our faculty, students, and community are enthusiastic about and strongly supportive of this lecture series. I especially like to thank Dr. Junliang Huang, from the department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, for her effort on organizing China Forum lecture series.

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