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2014/04/23

How Chinese and Americans See Each Other-Through Tinted Lenses? Conference: David M. Lampton - Security-Relevant Perceptions, Elites and Society

-hit the road running!

Through Tinted Lenses? How Chinese and Americans See Each Other

What do Americans and Chinese "know" about each other and how do they know it? What images do they have of each other's society and state? Where do these images come from? Why do some endure and others change? How do images vary with age and other factors? How do these perceptions affect the decisions and actions of governments, businesses, civic groups, and individuals?

On November 1-2, 2013, leading academics will gather with pollsters, journalists, diplomats, and entertainment industry practitioners to explore these questions and questions and others at a conference hosted by the USC U.S.-China Institute.

Polls suggest that a slight majority of Americans believe that the values of Chinese and Americans are so different that cooperation to address international problems is impossible. Most Chinese feel the U.S. is working to constrain China's continued rise. Americans and Chinese have increasingly negative impressions of each other's countries. Yet, we are visiting each other's countries more than ever before, becoming ever more intertwined, and are working cooperatively in many different ways to address pressing social, economic, and environmental issues. At the conference we'll examine how these exchanges affect perceptions along with the even more powerful role played by new and old media, popular entertainment, and political discourse.

About the Speaker

David Lampton is Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Former president of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and Dean of Faculty at SAIS, he is the author of The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money, and Minds. A Stanford University graduate, Lampton has also received an honorary doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Far Eastern Studies. He is an Honorary Senior Fellow of the American Studies Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He won the Robert Scalapino Prize in 2010 and is a Gilman Scholar at Johns Hopkins. His newest book, Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping, will be published by UC Press in January 2014.

2014/04/19

Assignment: China - "The Week That Changed The World (Chinese Subtitles)

-Piece of history.

Richard Nixon's visit to China in February 1972 changed the course of history — reshaping the global balance of power and opening the door to the establishment of relations between the People's Republic and the United States.
1972年2月理查德•尼克松对中国的访问改变了历史的轨迹 - 它重新调整了全球势力的均衡,为中华人民共和国和美国两国间关系的建立打开了大门。

It was also a milestone in the history of journalism. Since the Communist revolution of 1949, a suspicious regime in Beijing had barred virtually all U.S. reporters from China. For the Nixon trip, however, the Chinese agreed to accept nearly 100 journalists, and to allow the most dramatic events — Nixon's arrival in Beijing, Zhou Enlai'swelcoming banquet, visits to the Great Wall and the Forbidden City — to be televised live.
这次访问同时也是新闻史上的一个里程碑。自1949年共产革命以来,对外界充满怀疑的­北京政府将所有美国新闻记者拒之门外。然而为了尼克松中国之行,中方同意并接纳了10­0名新闻记者,并且允许电视现场直播尼克松中国之行中发生的重大事件 - 例如尼克松抵京,周恩来总理欢迎晚宴,总统参观长城和故宫。


Classroom use of this video is permitted. We would appreciate feedback from viewers. Please write to us at uschina@usc.edu.

The coverage was arguably as important as the details of the diplomacy. It profoundly transformed American and international perceptions of a long-isolated China, generated the public support Nixon needed to change U.S. policy, and laid the groundwork for Beijing's gradual move to open China to greater international media coverage.
对总统之行的新闻报道可以说和这次外交之行的细节同等重要。它深刻地改变了美国以及国­际社会对长期与外部世界隔离的中国的印象,为中国政府逐步对国际新闻媒体开放奠定了基­础。

While the outlines of the Nixon trip are familiar, the behind-the-scenes story of how that momentous event was covered is much less well-known. This segment of Assignment: China focuses on journalists who went with Nixon and includes interviews with those officials who sought to shape the coverage. The Week that Changed the World contains previously unreleased footage of the Nixon visit, as well as interviews with journalistic luminaries such as Dan Rather and Bernard Kalb of CBS, Ted Koppel and Tom Jarriel of ABC, Barbara Walters of NBC, Max Frankel of the New York Times, Stanley Karnow of the Washington Post, and many others.
尼克松中国之行虽然广为人知,这一历史事件是如何被报道的幕后故事却没有很多人了解。­这一解析中国之旅的纪录片关注的是陪同尼克松中国之行的新闻记者,同时包含了对中美双­方试图影响新闻报道的官员的采访。改变世界的一周收纳了从未公布的尼克松中国之行的影­像,以及对新闻界知名人物的访谈,如哥伦比亚广播公司的丹•拉瑟和伯纳德•卡尔布,美­国广播公司的伯纳德•卡尔布和汤姆•贾里尔,全国广播公司的芭芭拉•沃尔特斯,《纽约­时报》的马克思•弗兰克尔,《华盛顿邮报》的卡史丹,以及其他知名记者。

Reported and narrated by U.S.-China Institute Senior Fellow Mike Chinoy, formerly CNN's Senior Asia Correspondent and Beijing Bureau Chief, and edited by USCI Multimedia Editor Craig Stubing, the film offers a fascinating and previously untold perspective on one of the most important historical moments of the 20th century. Clayton Dube conceived of the Assignment: China project and supervises it.
来自美中学院的资深学者,曾经担任哥伦比亚广播公司驻亚洲资深记者,北京分社社长的迈­克·齐诺伊为该纪录片进行采访和解说。美中学院多媒体编辑克雷格·史达宾进行编辑。这­部纪录片通过一个全新独特的视角,为您呈现20世纪最为重要的历史事件之一。杜克雷是­该纪录片的制片人,并且进行指导。
http://youtu.be/HZKZFXLDOHE

2014/04/16

How Chinese and Americans See Each Other-Through Tinted Lenses? Conference: Clayton Dube - Opening Remarks

-Let's get this going... 

Through Tinted Lenses? How Chinese and Americans See Each Other

Clayton Dube opened the USC U.S.-China Institute's "Through Tinted Lenses?" conference, arguing that the images and attitudes Americans and Chinese hold toward each other and each other's countries matter. Those images, he said, affect the decision-making of individuals, of businesses, and of governments. Dube noted how in the 2012 U.S. election politicians and political ad-makers sought to exploit ideas voters had about China and went on to discuss images that Chinese television viewers in the 1980s got of the U.S. from shows such as Hunter and how the more recent television program Prison Break offered a rather different portrayal of the U.S. Dube noted that today, Americans and Chinese have access to information about each other from far more sources than ever before, yet don't seem to like or trust the other as much as we once did. He invited the other participants and the audience to join in the exploration of dominant images, how they are formed and change, and how they affect policies and behavior.

About the Speaker

Clayton Dube has headed the USC U.S.-China Institute since it was established in 2006. Dube first lived and worked in China from 1982 to 1985 and has since visited often to carry out research, teach, or lead study tours. He teaches history and has received teaching awards at three universities.
http://youtu.be/Ka2pmt_ueUA

2014/04/15

FBI 30 Minute Video Shows the Dangers of Americans Working for the Chinese Government.

-Fascinating.

The "Game of Pawns: The Glenn Duffie Shriver Story" video dramatizes the incremental steps taken by intelligence officers to recruit Shriver and convince him to apply for jobs with the U.S. State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency.

More at: http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2014/... foreign-intelligence-threat
http://youtu.be/R8xlUNK4JHQ

FROM WSJ:
The film, posted this week on the FBI’s site, is a fictionalized take on the real-life case of Glenn Shriver, an unemployed American who moved to Shanghai in 2004 after finishing college. While there, he took some $70,000 over five years from people affiliated with the Chinese government before attempting to join U.S. intelligence agencies. Mr. Shriver was arrested in 2010 and pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide national defense information to unauthorized individuals the following year. He was sentenced to four years in prison. At the time, he was 28 years old.

2014/04/14

Full Movie: "我愿意 I Do" (2012) Starring Li Bing Bing 李冰冰. and Song Hong Lei 孙红雷

-Great for Mandarin Study!
TRAILER:
Wei wei is an educated high paid 32 year old career woman who has only ever had one lover. She has pragmatically decided it is time to find a husband and have a family so she embarks on a series of blind dates. Through trial and error she meets Huawei who slowly becomes a part of her life and a close confidant. Just as Wei wei puts Huawei on a trial period as a potential husband, her ex lover who is now a wealthy businessman returns to her life.

Directed bu Zhou Sun and premiered in China on the 10 February 2012.
http://youtu.be/EHe7oJaFcMw

-Now the whole movie!  Remember the site refreshes every 30 minutes. 


From Asian Film Business:

FILM INDUSTRY ASIA I Do:

Director SUN Zhou 孫周 and a terrific lead trio keep the China rom-com bar high withI Do 我願意 (2012), which manages to come up with a fresh twist on male-female relationships in aspirational, urban-yuppie New China.

The film is adapted from a 2009 novel Yes, I Do 我願意 by Beijing-based writer/scriptwriter CHEN Tong 陳彤, whose practical advice on marriage and relationships has earned her the nickname "a female Zhuge Liang" (諸葛亮, after the master strategist of the Three Kingdoms period). That extra depth to Chen's writing carries over into the screenplay, which takes the cliche of a thirtysomething careerist deciding to look for a husband and manages to treat it in a way that's not reliant on rom-com plot twists. Hot topics like "How much is love worth?" or "Do women want just a bank account on legs or a man who's reliable?" that fuel Mainland game shows and dating programmes get a good workout in the dialogue without becoming preachy or disturbing the entertainment. And though the final act, after a hardly surprising twist, comes down in favour of "Yes, a little money wouldn't hurt either", the film still packs considerable emotional clout.

2014/04/13

The Chinese Robot Developer Uses a Foreigner to Showcase Robot Ping Pong Arm Beating the Pants Off the Human

-Using a Chinese would lose face. 


The Duel: Timo Boll vs. KUKA Robot

Man against machine.
The unbelievably fast KUKA robot faces off against one of the best table tennis players of all time. Who has the best technique? Who will win the first ever table tennis duel of human versus robot?
Watch this thrilling commercial of table tennis and robotics performed at the highest level. The KUKA KR AGILUS demonstrates its skills with the table tennis racket - a realistic vision of what robots can be capable of in the future.
Timo Boll, the German table tennis star, is the new brand ambassador for KUKA Robotics in China. The collaboration celebrates the inherent speed, precision, and flexibility of KUKA's industrial robots in tandem with Boll's electrifying and tactical prowess in competition. To celebrate the new KUKA Robotics factory in Shanghai, the thrilling video was a highlight of the Grand Opening on March 11th, 2014. The 20,000 sq. meter space will produce the KR QUANTEC series robot as well as the KRC4 universal controller for the Asian market. As a market leader in China, KUKA aims to further develop automation in the country while providing a modern and employee-friendly working environment.
More: www.kuka-timoboll.com
music production: Lost in Music; composer: Matthias Neuhauser; soundmix: Robert MIller c.o. m-sound
http://youtu.be/tIIJME8-au8



Take a look behind the scenes of the thrilling commercial with Timo Boll and the KUKA KR AGILUS robot.
http://youtu.be/c2NeW9o5G6s

2014/04/12

Assignment: China - China Watching (Chinese Subtitles)

-WOW! 

China Watching 这个词被外界人士用来形容记者,外交官和其他不在中国但想探究中国当时正在发生什么, 对于美国和世界意味着什么的人们的努力. 1949年10月1日,毛泽东和中国共产党上台后,绝大部分的美国记者和其他美国新闻­机构工作人员纷纷离开了中国. 美国当时并没有意识到中国新政府与其关闭的外交渠道.1950年秋天, 两国的士兵在朝鲜战场上面对面. 通常,中国不欢迎来自和自己没有建立外交关系国家的记者.另外,美国国务院规定,仅凭­美国护照不能进入中国.这些限制在60年代放宽了些, 但是之后的二十年,极少数美国新闻机构的记者能在中国进行报道. 那些进入中国, 凭借非美国国籍, 或受到特殊邀请的人们被密切监控. 大多数报道中国的美国人是从香港的"监听站"得到消息.
http://youtu.be/Ptx-nrevKuQ

2014/04/11

Beijing Artist Bottles French Air and Sells it to Pollution Sick Chinese: $860 per bottle!

-New Gift idea for Expats Heading to China: Bottle air where you live and give it to your Chinese friends!


Artist Liang Kegang satirized China's horrendous pollution problem by selling "French Mountain Air" in a jar.
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Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04...
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http://youtu.be/FWIsLp7rRHU
Jar of fresh mountain air from France sells for £500 in China
LINKS: 
Fresh Air Sells for $860 a Jar in China | TIME.com:
Beijing artist Liang Kegang auctioned off a jar of fresh French air as a form of protest against Chinese air pollution
"Air should be the most valueless commodity, free to breathe for any vagrant or beggar," Liang said in an interview. "This is my way to question China's foul air and express my dissatisfaction."
Liang's work is part of a gust of recent artistic protest — and entrepreneurial gimmickry — reflecting widespread dissatisfaction over air quality in China
In February, 20 artists wearing dust masks lay on the ground and played dead in front of an altar at the Temple of Heaven park in a performance art protest in Beijing. 

2014/04/10

Assignment: China - The Chinese Civil War (Chinese Subtitles)

-Fascinating... 

The Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang or KMT) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had originally cooperated in seeking to wrest control of China from landlords and foreign forces. In April 1927, they split and began a decades-long civil war, interrupted only in part by Japan's invasion. With Japan's surrender and the failure of the American mediation effort, the two sides resumed their struggle in late 1945. This segment of Assignment: China examines efforts by journalists to report on this final four years of the war and its impact on Chinese society. It features archival photos and interviews as well as interviews with some of those who brought news of this battle for the world's largest country to Americans via newspapers and magazines, news reels, and radio.
http://youtu.be/DekUtjBKXOk

2014/04/09

How Chinese and Americans See Each Other-Through Tinted Lenses? Conference: Ernest Wilson - Welcome

-This should be good.

Through Tinted Lenses? How Chinese and Americans See Each Other

What do Americans and Chinese "know" about each other and how do they know it? What images do they have of each other's society and state? Where do these images come from? Why do some endure and others change? How do images vary with age and other factors? How do these perceptions affect the decisions and actions of governments, businesses, civic groups, and individuals?

On November 1-2, 2013, leading academics will gather with pollsters, journalists, diplomats, and entertainment industry practitioners to explore these questions and questions and others at a conference hosted by the USC U.S.-China Institute.

Polls suggest that a slight majority of Americans believe that the values of Chinese and Americans are so different that cooperation to address international problems is impossible. Most Chinese feel the U.S. is working to constrain China's continued rise. Americans and Chinese have increasingly negative impressions of each other's countries. Yet, we are visiting each other's countries more than ever before, becoming ever more intertwined, and are working cooperatively in many different ways to address pressing social, economic, and environmental issues. At the conference we'll examine how these exchanges affect perceptions along with the even more powerful role played by new and old media, popular entertainment, and political discourse.

About the Speaker

Ernest Wilson holds the Walter Annenberg Chair in Communication and heads the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He has been an pioneering scholar, academic leader, public servant, and White House staffer. He taught at Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, led the Maryland Center for International Development and Conflict Management, served in the Clinton era National Security Council and U.S. Information Agency and advised both the Clinton and Obama transition teams. He served on the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and was its chair for a year. His books include Governing Global Networks and The Information Revolution and Developing Countries.


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