Mission and History

Noted politicians and academics mingle with Chinese students from across the U.S. at China Institute’s formal opening on December 1, 1944, at its current location on 65th Street. FRONT ROW: left to right: Dr. P.W. Kuo, Lillian Dong, Mme. Wei Tao-ming, Dr. Hu Shih, Mrs. Henry Winters Luce, Ambassador Wei Tao-Ming, Catherine Lee, Mrs. Chih Meng, Yeh Li-fah, BACK ROW: Chih Meng, Henry R. Luce, Hanson Huang, James Ling, Edwin Kwoh, Julia Liu, J.Y. Yen, Shelly Mark, Eddie Toy, Max Zung