Clayton Dube has headed the USC U.S.-China Institute since it was established by USC President C.L. Nikias in 2006 to focus on the multidimensional U.S.-China relationship. USCI enhances understanding of complex and evolving U.S.-China ties through cutting-edge social science research, innovative graduate and undergraduate training, extensive and influential public events, and professional development efforts.
Dube’s research focuses on how economic and political change in China since 1900 affected the lives of people in small towns, on how Americans and Chinese see each other, and how governments work to influence those views. He’s written teaching guides on Chinese history and served as associate editor for Modern China, an academic quarterly published by Sage Publications, from 1998 to 2002. Dube is currently the faculty director for a USC program to train Guizhou provincial officials.