Founded in 1926 by renowned scholars and educators, including Dr. John Dewey,
China Institute is the oldest non-profit organization in America solely dedicated to
advancing a deeper understanding of China. The Institute is chartered by the
Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York as a school of
continuing education, and its School of Chinese Studies, founded in 1933,
is the oldest educational center of its kind in the United States.