Stanley Rosen is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California (USC), specializing in Chinese politics and society. He was the Director of the East Asian Studies Center at USC’s Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences from 2005 to 2011. He studied Chinese in Taiwan and Hong Kong and has traveled to mainland China over forty times over the last thirty years. His courses range from Chinese politics and Chinese film to political change in Asia, East Asian societies, comparative politics theory, and politics and film in comparative perspective.
The author or editor of eight books and many articles, Rosen has written on such topics as the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese legal system, public opinion, youth, gender, human rights, and film and the media. He is the co-editor of Chinese Education and Society and a frequent guest editor of other translation journals. His most recent books include Chinese Politics: State, Society and the Market (Routledge, 2010) (co-edited with Peter Hays Gries) and Art, Politics and Commerce in Chinese Cinema (Hong Kong University Press, 2010) (co-edited with Ying Zhu). Other 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, Rosen has escorted eleven delegations to China for the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (including American university presidents, professional associations, and Fulbright groups), and 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, film companies, law firms, and U.S. government agencies.