Using personal experiences to understand China's relation with the world
Digging to China is an on-going project that examines global politics through the lens of Chinese encounters and experiences. Using the resources of over 120 in-depth interviews, the films start by asking “what was it like” to go to China for non-Chinese, and "what was it like" to go outside the PRC for Chinese.
The films explore what it was like to be an American in Shanghai in the 1930s, an Australian in Mao's China in the 1960s, a Chinese in London in the 1970s, what the “China Dream” means today, what can the Great Wall tell us about Trump’s Wall, and whether the US should contain the PRC.

Bill filming a Chinese tourist at helm of aircraft carrier USS Midway (San Diego, 2016)

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