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China Institute Gallery Presents Shan Shui Reboot: Re-envisioning Landscape For a Changing World

March 7, 2024 - July 7, 2024

Shan Shui Reboot: Re-Envisioning Landscape for a Changing World, China Institute Gallery’s special spring exhibition, is on view through July 7, 2024.
Spring 2024 Adult Classes

In-Person & Online

Adult Spring Classes Registration Now Open

Spring 2024 Registration is Now Open! Classes start on April 8, 2024!
Tan Dun in Concert with the Dunhaung Ancient Music Ensemble


with the Dunhuang Ancient Music Ensemble

Sunday, May 12, 2024 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Join us on Sunday, May 12 from 6:00-7:30 pm for a rare opportunity to hear composer/conductor Tan Dun perform new musical pieces with the Dunhuang Ancient Music Ensemble. Tan Dun will discuss his creative process and inspirations throughout the program.

Tickets on sale now!

US-China Techno-Geopolitics and Business Reality 2


US-China Techno-Geopolitics and Business Reality

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM EDT

China Institute in America, in partnership with The Chinese Financial Association (TCFA), is proud to host a forthcoming event focused on “US-China Techno-Geopolitics and Business Reality.”
Sight Film Screening

Film Screening and Conversation with Dr. Ming Wang: Sight

Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM EDT

The film Sight, starring Greg Kinnear, is based on Dr. Ming Wang’s autobiography, From Darkness to Sight. The film screening will be succeeded by a discussion between Dr. Ming Wang and Susan Yuqing Feng, Director of Programs at the China Institute, followed by a book signing event of Dr. Wang’s book From Darkness to Sight: A Journey from Hardship to Healing.
The Best of Yan Can Cook Book Signing with Chef Martin Yan (1)


Chef Martin Yan Special Book Signing: "The Best of Yan Can Cook"

Saturday, April 20, 2024 | 1:30 - 2:30 PM ET

April 13 Renwen


The Three Literary Giants of Haining: Wang Guowei, Xu Zhimo and Jin Yong

Saturday, April 13, 2024 | 8:00 - 9:30 PM EDT

Calligraphy and Music Meetup April (1)


China Institute Calligraphy and Music Meetup

Friday, April 19, 2024 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM EDT

Step into a world where tradition meets artistry, and ancient culture resonates with the busy life in New York City! China Institute cordially invites you to this monthly program for a mesmerizing evening of traditional Chinese music and the enchanting world of calligraphy.
China Institute Hoppy Rabbit Playdate 2 (4)


Hoppy Rabbit Playdate

Sunday, April 14, 2024 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM EDT

Join us at this open session at our spacious and cozy indoor playground to play, socialize, have fun with various toys and activities! This is a great time to meet children and families interested in exploring Chinese language and culture.
Lunch & Learn


Lunch and Learn

Friday, May 3 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

Join us virtually to learn Chinese culture and practice Mandarin, while engaging with Chinese literature, poetry, art, history and more with fellow enthusiasts.
Serica AAPI Women's Gala 2024

Partner Event

The Serica Initiative
AAPI Women's Gala 2024

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Tribeca 360, NYC

Upcoming Events

In Person
April 14, 2024
 @ 10:00 - 11:30 AM EDT

A history of sharing culture

Founded in New York City in 1926 by American educators John Dewey, Paul Monroe, and Chinese scholars Hu Shi (胡適) and Kuo Ping-Wen (郭秉文), China Institute in America is an internationally-renowned U.S. nonprofit organization dedicated to deepening the world’s understanding of China through programs in art, business, culinary, culture, and education.

A history of sharing culture

Founded in 1926 by American educators John Dewey, Paul Monroe, and Chinese diplomats Hu Shi (胡適) and Kuo Ping-Wen (郭秉文), China Institute is the oldest bicultural, non-profit organization in America to focus exclusively on China.

School of Chinese Studies

Founded in 1933, the School was the first China-focused educational center in the United States, and was chartered in 1944 by the Board of Regents of the New York State Department of Education. Today, the School’s comprehensive slate of courses fosters a life-long learning community for anyone looking to learn more about China’s language, art, culture, history, people, and society.

China Institute Gallery

57 years
100+ exhibitions
5,000 years of history

Culinary Center

Soon to debut in 2024, the Chinese Culinary Center at China Institute in America was created with a vision to highlight the diverse and long-standing heritage of authentic Chinese cuisine, and to enhance the appreciation of Chinese cuisine as a new conduit of cross-cultural exchange in America, and internationally.

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