Forging the Hollywood Industry: China-US Competition for Soft Power


What do the patches in Tom Cruise’s jacket tell us about China? Are different features and problematiqués of movies being shaped by China? What do Chinese viewers’ preferences tell us about the role of the US in the world? How successful is the Chinese version of Hollywood in attracting people’s around the world? This week, RBI director John Torpey talks with Erich Schwartzel about the past, present and future of the Chinese film industry and markets and how it is all related to soft power. You can listen to it on iTunes here, on Spotify here, or on Soundcloud below. You will find a transcript of the episode here or below.

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International Horizons is a podcast of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies that brings scholarly expertise to bear on our understanding of international issues. John Torpey, the host of the podcast and director of the Ralph Bunche Institute, holds conversations with prominent scholars and figures in state-of-the-art international issues in our weekly episodes.

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