THE BLUE CLOUD GALA

Monday, November 25, 2019

The Mandarin Oriental, New York

Celebrating Blue Cloud Award Honorees

ZHANG HUAN

Visual and Performance Artist

PIN NI

President of Wanxiang America Corporation

SOPHIA SHENG

China Institute Trustee and Art Patron

Presenting a special Lifetime Achievement Award to

EZRA VOGEL

Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus

Harvard University

The Mandarin Oriental, New York

80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street

6:30 PM Reception

7:30 PM Dinner and Awards Ceremony

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About the Blue Cloud Gala:

The Great Poets of Antiquity in China praised those who inspired and achieved great heights as “soaring amid blue clouds”. In 1984, China Institute’s then-President Wan-go Weng created an award, “Qingyun” or “Blue Cloud”, the traditional Chinese symbol of high virtue and status, to be given to individuals whose exceptional achievements contribute significantly to U.S.-China friendship and understanding. Ever since, China Institute bestows its Blue Cloud Award to notable figures who share our mission and values.

Sophia Sheng, James Heimowitz, Yue-Sai Kan, John S. Long, Dame Jillian Sackler, Howard Milstein, Chien Chung Pei, and Anla Cheng

See photos, videos, and learn more about the honorees at the 2018 Blue Cloud Gala!


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