WHAT'S INSIDE: GLOBAL CONNECTIONS EDITION
Global Connections Edition
HOW TO USE THE U.S/CHINA MEDIA BRIEF
The U.S./China Media Brief seeks to assist media outlets and journalists to cover U.S.-China relations. We offer easily-accessible information materials ranging from online interviews to written articles on Sino-American issues.
Media Nexus

Los Angeles / Beijing / Hong Kong
The UCLA U.S./China Media Brief based at UCLA's Asian American Studies Center, announces the addition in 2009 of experts and website links with leading media, legal, and cultural institutions in Beijing and Hong Kong, in addition to experts and links in the U.S.

The purpose of these international institutional affiliations is to bring important media, societal, and cultural perspectives and expertise on U.S./China relations to Western media with balanced points of view from American, Chinese American, and Chinese experts located both in the U.S. and in China.

*MEDIA NEXUS will include monthly features, dialogues, and discussions; exclusive interviews, audio and video feed links, and postings specially developed for international dissemination in English by the editors, writers, faculty, and affiliated experts associated with the US/China Media Program at UCLA

LOS ANGELES
U.S./CHINA MEDIA BRIEF PROGRAM
UCLA ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES CENTER
Program Director: Prof. Russell C. Leong

The program's mission, founded at UCLA's Asian American Studies Center in 2008, is to create, promote, and disseminate a more balanced understanding of the interrelationship of the countries, peoples, and cultures of the United States and China through the tools of mass communication and public education.

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center is the pre-eminent research center of Asian American Studies for the past 40 years and headed by Prof. Don T. Nakanishi. Four strategic areas make up the U.S./China Media and Communications Program, housed at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center at the University of California, Los Angeles:

  • U.S./China Media Brief/Website provides timely information on the 200 year old Sino-American relationship.
  • U.S./China Experts Exchange gives the media ready access to experts on current U.S,/China and Chinese American issues.
  • Public Education and Training informs and trains journalists and others of changing trends and in Sino-American relations and the role of Chinese Americans.
  • National and International Collaborations develop, communicate, and disseminate research, opinion, and information through public education, culture, and mass media communication.

HONG KONG
JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES CENTRE (JMSC)
UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
website: http://jmsc.hku.hk
Email: mj2009@hku.hk
Dean and Professor: Ying Chan

Founded in 1999 by prize-winning Asian American journalist Ying Chan, the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong offers graduate and undergraduate degrees and courses for news professionals at all levels of expertise.

Leveraging its unique position at the crossroads of China, Asia, and the West, the JMSC's programs and research have made it a focus for understanding the exciting changes underway in journalism throughout the region. The JMSC's emphasis on professional education is designed to produce graduates for the local, regional, and international media.

Its curriculum and research foci include: business and financial journalism, digital media, project for public culture, China media project, media law, and Public Health Communications.

BEIJING
INTERNATIONAL BRIDGES TO JUSTICE
website: http://www.ibj.org/
China Program Director: Jennifer Smith, Esq.

International Bridges to Justice is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental organization founded in 2000 by UCLA alumnus and lawyer Karen Tse that strives to protect due process and achieve fair trials for the accused throughout the world.

An international human rights attorney and ordained Unitarian minister, Reverend Tse has been pioneering Rule of Law initiatives in Asia and Africa since 1994. A social entrepreneur supported by the Skoll, Echoing Green and Ashoka foundations, Karen has successfully negotiated and implemented groundbreaking measures in judicial reform with the Chinese, Vietnamese and Cambodian governments.

Currently operating in China, Vietnam and Cambodia, IBJ has just recently launched projects in Rwanda, Zimbabwe, India and Burundi. In China, IBJ works with the Chinese government and the Ministry of Justice to implement its goals.

The China office is headed by Jennifer Smith in Beijing.

BEIJING
CHINESE AMERICAN LITERATURE RESEARCH CENTER
OF THE AMERICAN STUDIES CENTER,
BEIJING FOREIGN STUDIES UNIVERSITY (BFSU).
website: http://calrc.bfsu.edu.cn/
Email: calrc@sina.com; huayicenter@yahoo.com.cn
Director and Founder: Prof. Wu Bing

The Chinese American Literature Research Center was founded in 2003 by Wu Bing, Professor of English and director of the Center, and council member of the Chinese Association for the Study of American Literature. The Center's goals are to promote cross-cultural literary exchanges around Chinese and Asian American literatures, and to support transnational research, discussion, and dissemination on Chinese American literature, its writers and readers. The Chinese American Literature Research Center is part of American Studies at BFSU.

With the formal establishment of Sino-U.S. diplomatic relations in 1979, Beijing Foreign Studies University, the most prestigious institution of its kind in China, launched the American Studies Center at the initiative of Prof. Frank Tang, a U.S. born Chinese and the first director of the Center. The founding principle of the program was twofold: to meet the need of American studies in China, and to promote better understanding of America.

At present, the Center has 21 full time faculty members, and among the notable ones are Mei Renyi, the Director, Professor of Sino-U.S relations, Hao Ping, President of BFSU, Professor of the American history and Sun Youzhong, Dean of SEIS, Professor of American intellectual history.

The current curriculum, for both graduates and undergraduates, centers on three areas: Sino-U.S. Relations, American Society and Culture, American Media and Politics. And the Center's research falls into five broad categories: American Foreign Policy, American Society and Culture, American Mass Media, American Literature and Chinese American Studies.

BEIJING
CENTER FOR TRANSLATION AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
website: http://www.tsinghua-translation.org.cn/
Director and Professor, Luo Xuanmin

The Center for Translation and Interdisciplinary Studies (CTIS) at Tsinghua University was founded in 2000 with some research programmes and a few courses for students from various departments of the University.

CTIS is now recognized as an important research centre in the rapidly expanding field of translation and interdisciplinary studies in China. It offers an MA in Translation Studies and is now qualified to (co-) supervise doctoral research in various fields of translation studies.

The staff of the Center include faculty, research fellows and visiting scholars whose research interests cover translation theories, literary translation, translation criticism, cross-cultural communication, translation teaching, machine translation and corpus-based language research.