Birnkrant Residential Faculty

Stan Rosen, BK Faculty

Stan Rosen

Faculty Master, Birnkrant

Professor, Political Science

Stanley Rosen is a professor of political science at USC specializing in Chinese politics and society, as well as the Faculty Master at Birnkrant Residential College. Rosen has been living on campus for 28 years as a resident faculty member.  He studied Chinese in Taiwan and Hong Kong and has traveled to mainland China over 50 times in the last 34 years. Since joining USC faculty in 1979, his courses range from Chinese politics and Chinese film to political change in Asia, East Asian societies, comparative politics, and politics and film in comparative perspective. The author or editor of eight books and many articles, he has written on such topics as the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese legal system, public opinion, youth, gender, human rights, Sino-American relations, and film and the media. Ongoing projects include a study of the changing attitudes and behavior of Chinese youth, and a study of Hollywood films in China and the prospects for Chinese films on the international market, particularly in the United States. In addition to his academic activities at USC, Professor Rosen has escorted twelve delegations to China for the National Committee on US-China Relations (including American university presidents, professional associations, and Fulbright groups).  He is an affiliated research scholar at Beijing Normal University’s Research Institute for Chinese Culture and International Communications and a member of the international advisory board of Shanghai University’s Center for Media Studies and the Humanities Studies Center of Zhongshan University (Taiwan).  He has consulted for the World Bank, the Ford Foundation, the United States Information Agency, the Los Angeles Public Defenders Office and a number of private corporations, law firms and U.S. government agencies.