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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Oct 18-19: Join Joan Chen for Film Night & Benefit Brunch

Don't miss the VIP premiere of The Last Emperor 3D on Saturday October 18th. Then join us for Sunday brunch at Porcellino with Joan Chen and Ben Fong-Torres, where Joan will discuss her film and TV work and the importance of updating US curriculums with modern China content. Both events support the Institute's newest education initiative, Youth Voices on China.

Oct 23: Francis Fukuyama on Democracy, Development, and Decay

October 23, 2014 - 6:00 pm Asia Society of Northern California : A debate on the origins and future of democracy and the "authoritarian-capitalist" challenge from China and other states -- with Francis Fukuyama. For complete information and to purchase tickets, go to Asia Society - Fukuyama

Video Contest: Youth Voices on China

Students and teachers can win over $15,000 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.

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.

2015 America China Exchange (ACE) Jiangyin

Applications being accepted for 2015 America-China Exchange (ACE) summer teaching program, for teachers and students, at Qiaoqi Elementary School in Jiangyin, China. Application deadline November 10, 2014.

Teachers Workshop on China’s Growing Global Impact

The 2014 Teachers Workshop was conducted on August 4-5 on the topic of "Balancing Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability" in San Mateo, California. Read about this year's Teachers Workshop .

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