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Bill Einreinhofer is an Emmy Award-winning documentary producer/director and emeritus chair of the New York Film Academy's Broadcast Journalism department. For more than 30 years, he has been making films and stories in and about China, including China: Frame by FrameUnsettled History: America, China and the Doolittle Tokyo Raid, and Shanghai 1937: Where World War II Began. Over 1000 digital video, image, audio, and text files used by Einreinhofer to create the documentaries are now available online in USC Libraries' newly acquired Bill Einreinhofer China Archive.


This event will introduce and showcase the Archive from a variety of perspectives, unraveling the mystery of the three-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker's decades-long journey of making successful documentaries in and about China.


Program agenda:


  • Welcome and introductions by Tang Li (Head, East Asian Library and Chinese Studies Librarian)
  • Bo Doub (Accessioning Archivist, USC Libraries): “Bill Einreinhofer China Archive: An Archivist’s Introduction”
  • Film screening with an introduction by Bill Einreinhofer: China: Frame by Frame
  • A feature presentation by Bill Einreinhofer: “Notes of a Footage Detective”
  • Discussion and Q & A, moderated by Stanley Rosen (Professor of Political Science)


Sponsors: USC Libraries, USC Dornsife Center for International Studies, East Asian Studies Center, and Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture


USC is proud to join universities across the country in celebration of International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

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