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Mission of the
U.S./China Media
and Communications
Program at UCLA

Our mission 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.

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.
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Experts Exchange: Russell Leong
Russell C. Leong
Editor, UCLA Amerasia Journal

Russell C. Leong is the editor of UCLA’s Amerasia Journal, the interdisciplinary journal of Asian American Studies. He is an adjunct professor of English and Asian American Studies, and serves as the editor and project coordinator for the U.S.-China Media Brief. His poems, stories, and essays written in English have been translated / published in Shanghai, Nanjing, Hong Kong, and Taipei.

 

Paths of Stone, Rivers of Ink:
The Sino-American World through Its Writers


[keywords: literature, Sino-American world, Yellow Peril, insiders’ perspective, nationalism, cross-straits dialogue, Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Amerasia]

In these fevered days of globalized commerce and Olympiad competition between America and China, literature may appear as the odd one in the race. But oddly enough, it is the literature—the poems, stories, and writing of the Chinese of America--that can give us insights into the shifts of Sino-American relations in the past, and inform American and Chinese readers in the present.

Literature by the Chinese of America provides an insiders’ perspective, beyond parochial approaches, to understand not only Western perceptions of the Chinese, but also Chinese perceptions of the West through the power of language, through the persistence of culture, and through the infinite possibilities of the imagination.

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In China, Bush remains a popular president


By Barbara Demick (Los Angeles Times)

"The Chinese have a comfort level with predictability. The older generation in China likes the Bush name and also the Clinton name because they are familiar and they are a dynasty," said Russell C. Leong, director of the U.S.-China Media Brief at UCLA, who studied attitudes of students in Beijing toward U.S. elections in the fall. "But the younger people, they go with a winner. They are intrigued by Obama."

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