Upcoming Events

Main Event Highlight

Helen Zia, author of Last Boat Out of Shanghai

Wednesday, May 1st 6:30 p.m.
San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch
100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA

May 31: Announcement of winners of What's In Your Wok
May 31: College essays in categories of Technology, Women's Rights and Economics are now being accepted through May 31
June 30: Julie Flynn Siler, author of The White Devil's Daughters 2 - 2:30 pm at San Francisco Public Library, followed by reception
July 15: Announcement of winners of College Essay Contest
July 26/27: CHINA NOW seminar by livestream or in person, featuring winners of College Essay Contest.

2018 Winning Videos Youth Voices on China Video Contest

1990 Institute is proud to announce the winners of our 2018 video contest. Each video is three minutes or less, and is outstanding for its unique authentic perspective. Click here for more information about our next contest.

2018 CHINA NOW SEMINAR ON MODERN CHINA for Teachers and the General Public

1990 Institute is proud to present four lectures from our 2018 seminar on modern China. Click here to see additional speakers from the workshop.

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