Mission & History

China Institute advances a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, art, and business. China Institute is the go-to resource on China—from ancient art to today’s business landscape and its rapidly shifting culture. Our programs, school, and gallery exhibitions bring to life the depth, complexity and dynamism of China.

Founded in 1926 by Chinese reformers Hu Shi (胡適) and Kuo Pingwen (郭秉文) and American educators John Dewey and Paul Monroe, China Institute is the oldest bicultural, non-profit organization in America to focus exclusively on China.

Chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1944 as a school of continuing education, our language and cultural school is the oldest educational center of its kind in the United States.

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Noted politicians and academics mingle with Chinese students from across the U.S. at the formal opening of China Institute’s former headquarters on East 65th Street on December 1, 1944. 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

 

华美协进社,成立于1926年,是由中国著名教育家胡适、郭秉文和美国著名教育家约翰·杜威、保罗·孟禄共同发起建立,是美国历史最悠久的专门介绍中国的非营利文化和教育机构。华美协进社始终致力于以各种活动来介绍中国人民、文化和历史,并通过教育、商业、艺术和文化等各种视角展示中国的过去、现在和将来,让美国民众认识中国,理解中国,从而不断增加对中国的热情,这也是华美所具有的独一无二的特点.

华美协进社每年都会组织众多关于中国艺术、文化、音乐、环境、文学、历史、建筑等方面的公共活动。华美协进社下设的中国美术馆,成立于1966年,是美国第一家专门介绍中国艺术的美术馆,截止到今天,华美中国美术馆已经策划了100多场中国艺术主题展览,其中许多的中国艺术品及珍宝都是第一次在美国展出,产生了积极深远的影响.

华美协进社下设的华美学苑则开设了一系列中国语言、文化、文学和音乐课程。多年来,为从2岁儿童到成年的全年龄段美国民众提供学习中文、了解中国的机会。同时,也与纽约市教育局合作,为纽约地区教师提供教师职业培训及工作坊,广受欢迎.

成立初期,华美协进社就专注于支持中美之间的教育交流,帮助在美的中国留学生,协助纽约地区教师提升其中文教学能力和学习中国文化。对于美国民众来说,多年来,华美协进社不间断邀请优秀的中国艺术家和思想家到美国进行表演和交流,使得他们第一次有机会接触和认识到中美文化、历史的多元性。其中,我们的烹饪课程更是教会了许多美国人在自己家中做中国菜.

明年,华美协进社的“当代中国中心”将在扩建的新场地中举办系列活动,这不仅仅将极大地扩大华美协进社的物理空间,所配备的先进多媒体设备也将为华美提供丰富的数字化资源和强大发展能力。华美正在建设的一个配备完整厨房的烹饪文化中心也将投入使用,届时所有的烹饪课程,将具备现场展示和在线直播的条件.

未来是美好的。对今后的发展我们充满着信心。我们非常感谢您的支持,期待着与您线上相会,更欢迎您以后莅临华美.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping Addresses the American Public and Discusses the Importance of Understanding Cultures in Fostering U.S.- China Relations

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China Institute was one of a limited number of institutions cooperating to organize (a very special dinner for President Xi) and Madame Peng Liyuan on Tuesday, September 22, in Seattle. President Xi made the only public policy speech of his U.S. visit at this event, attended by 800 guests.

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Full text from President Xi Jinping's speech
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VIDEO | Chinese President Xi Jinping Addresses the American Public
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers the only public policy speech of his U.S. visit at a dinner co-hosted by the National Committee in Seattle. Recorded 9/22/15.

VIDEO | Chinese President Xi Jinping Addresses the American Public (in Chinese)