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Stanley Rosen – China’s Pursuit of Soft Power in the Era of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping
February 27, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Speaker: Stanley Rosen, University of Southern California
Professor Stanley Rosen teaches political science, specializing in Chinese politics and society. He was the Faculty Master of University Residential College at Bimkrant, an honors college for USC’s best incoming students, from 2011-2017. Rosen lived on campus for 29 years as a resident faculty member. He studied Chinese in Taiwan and Hong Kong and has traveled to mainland China around 60 times in the last 37 years. His courses range from Chinese politics and Chinese film to political change in Asia, East Asian societies, comparative politics, and politics and film in comparative perspective. The author or editor of eight books and many articles, he has written on such topics as the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese legal system, public opinion, youth, gender, human rights, Sino-American relations, and film and the media. He has been the editor (now co-editor) of Chinese Education and Society since 1983. His most recent books include Chinese Politics: State, Society and the Market  (co-edited with Peter Hays Gries) and Art, Politics and Commerce in Chinese Cinema  (co-edited with Ying Zhu). He is currently co-editing a book on China’s Soft Power. Ongoing projects include a study of the changing attitudes and behavior of Chinese youth, and a study of Hollywood films in China and the prospects for Chinese films on the international market, particularly in the United States. In addition to his academic activities at USC, Professor Rosen has escorted thirteen delegations to China for the National Committee on US-China Relations (including American university presidents, professional associations, and Fulbright groups). He is an affiliated research scholar at Beijing Normal University’s Research Institute for Chinese Culture and International Communications and a member of the international advisory board of Shanghai University’s Center for Media Studies and the Humanities Studies Center of Zhongshan University (Taiwan). He has consulted for the World Bank, the Ford Foundation, the United States Information Agency, the Los Angeles Public Defenders Office and a number of private corporations, law firms and U.S. government agencies.