Our Mission

To broaden understanding and build trust between the people of the United States and China through education, philanthropy and collaboration.

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Sept 6 Film: “American Dreams in China”

Join us Saturday 9/6 at CAAMFest for a special screening of “American Dreams in China,” China’s big box office hit of 2013. Based on a true story, don’t miss this Peter Chan film about three college slackers who become billionaire entrepreneurs – China’s answer to The Social Network. Get your tickets today!

What We Do

The 1990 Institute runs education and philanthropic programs in both China and the United States. We are focused on developing and expanding education and exchange programs to broaden understanding and build trust between Americans and Chinese.

Video Contest: Youth Voices on China

Students and teachers can win $10,000 in cash and prizes! In October, we’re launching our first annual "Youth Voices on China” video contest. It’s a fun way for American middle school, high school and college students to teach their peers about the importance of U.S.-China relations, and how it impacts their future.

2014 ACE Team in China

Our 2014 America-China Exchange (ACE) team of U.S. teachers and students departed from SFO on June 23rd to spend a month in China. They will teach English at the Jiangyin Qiaoqi Experimental Primary School in Jiangsu Province, learn Chinese language and culture, as well as do some sightseeing in Shanghai and nearby cities. See What We Do to find out about the ACE program and our other education programs.

Teachers Workshop on China’s Growing Global Impact

China's Growing Global Impact Workshop on the topic of "Balancing Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability" Aug. 4 - 5, 2014. See Teachers Workshop to find more information.

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We welcome and encourage everyone to join and support our organization. The 1990 Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations to the 1990 Institute are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

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