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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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 .

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.

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.

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.

George Koo on Obama and US-China Relations

November 23. 2014 -- 7:30 PM Cupertino George Koo gives ideas on how US-China relations can become Obama's bold legacy.

Advertising and Marketing in China: Chinese-Western Cultural Encounters (19th c.-Present)

Nov 13-14, 2014 University of San Francisco The symposium will examine advertising and marketing in China as a lens for understanding historical and contemporary cultural encounters between China and the West. See details. .

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