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USC Session 5: Theme Parks in China: the view from the Academy

"Presentations and a panel discussion on theme parks in China featuring scholars from the U.S. and China."

Presentations and a panel discussion on theme parks in China featuring scholars from the U.S. and China. This was part of the Media and Culture in Contemporary China conference on October 21-22, 2011, organized by the UCLA-USC Joint East Asian Studies Center (comprised of the UCLA Asia Institute and USC East Asian Studies Center).

Chair: David C. Kang, Interim Director, East Asian Studies Center, USC Panelists:
Hai Ren, East Asian Languages, University of Arizona, "Leisure as an Event of Self-Formation at a Chinese Theme Park";
Susan Brownell, Anthropology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, "World Expo Shanghai 2010: Why it wasn't a media event, but still drew 70 million spectators"; Sun Shaojing, School of Journalism, Fudan University, "Experiencing cultures: Chinese visitors' encounter with nation-brands at Shanghai Expo." Discussant: Yunxiang Yan, Anthropology & Director, Center for Chinese Studies, UCLA

Conference Website:

Sponsors:

  • UCLA Asia Institute
  • USC East Asian Studies Center
  • UCLA International Institute
  • USC US-China Institute
  • UCLA Confucius Institute
  • UCLA History Department
  • USC Norman Lear Center
  • UCLA Humanities Division
  • UCLA Center for Chinese Studies
  • UCLA Asian American Studies Center

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