Young Professionals


The China Institute Young Professionals is comprised of a diverse group of young philanthropic professionals from the New York Tri-State Area and beyond. Young Professionals support and celebrate the Institute’s mission of advancing a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, business and art in the belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our global community. Young Professionals aim to create and sustain a vibrant network of long-term members who will continue to support the mission of China Institute and grow the programs and offerings.

Young Professionals members actively participate in our social, educational and professional development events that offer an intimate view of Chinese business, culture and the arts. Events have included tea tastings, book discussions, private viewing of galleries and exhibitions, culinary events, music performances, film screenings, networking events and speaker series on topics related to China. Young Professionals also enjoy complimentary admission to the China Institute Gallery, discounts on programs and courses, invitations to select Friends of the Gallery (FOTG) events, receptions, and discounts at our Gift Shop.

For information about membership, please contact the Membership Office at 212-744-8181, x158, or email [email protected]

Membership Levels & Benefits

Young Professionals receive the following general individual membership benefits PLUS additional benefits at each corresponding level:

• Unlimited complimentary admission for member to China Institute Gallery
• Invitation for 2 to biannual Members’ Gallery opening receptions
NEW: Complimentary admission for member to 15+ Public Programs
(free film screenings, author talks, cultural lectures)
• Member discount on arts and culture Public Programs, including new Gourmet Food Circle
• Member discount on China Institute’s Center for Business programs
• Member discount on adult classes at China Institute’s School of Chinese Studies
(e.g., language, brush painting and calligraphy)
• Complimentary admission for member to Renwen Society lectures (delivered in Mandarin)
NEW: 2 guest passes to attend China Institute Gallery exhibitions or public programs
• Advance notice of programs, special events, classes, and new offerings via email alerts
• 10% discount at China Institute Gift Shop
NEW: 10% discount at Jiangnan Chinese Cuisine Restaurant with China Institute membership card
• Subscription to China Institute e-newsletter (monthly)

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS $250 - 1 membership card ($250 tax-deductible)

• Invitations to special Young Professional art, culture, business, fashion and networking events at China Institute and offsite with partner groups and organizations
• Opportunity to attend select Friends of the Gallery events
• Complimentary invitation to attend 1 China Institute Center for Business program


YOUNG PROFESSIONALS LEADER $500 - 1 membership card ($425 tax-deductible)
• Complimentary admission for member to all Young Professional (YP) programs + 1 guest
• 1 complimentary individual gift membership ($75)
• YP discount tickets to China Institute special events (Blue Cloud Gala, Chinese New Year Gala, China Fashion Gala)