Corporate Membership

China Institute is pleased to partner with companies seeking a deeper understanding of China through education, arts & culture, culinary, and business programs.

Leveraging our expertise and network in the U.S. and China, our public and private programs convene thought leaders, experts, innovators, business leaders, cultural figures and intellectuals, offering unparalleled insight about China’s history, innovations, complexities, opportunities, and challenges—from ancient and contemporary art to today’s business landscape and China’s rapidly shifting culture.

Corporate Members engage with China Institute in the following ways:

Exclusive Opportunities for Convening


Employee Engagement and Cultural Understanding

Hosting Private Events and Client Hospitality

Membership Value

Corporate Membership provides preferential access to all of the Institute’s public programming, Gallery exhibitions and education classes, and exclusive access to the Institute’s private opportunities for business professionals, including off-the-record, high-profile meetings and roundtables with a curated selection of participants to optimize relationship-building. Corporate Members can play an active role in public and private events through hosting, sponsorship, and speaking opportunities.

With our diverse array of educational and cultural offerings, including Chinese language classes, business dialogues, meet the artist programs, film series, author discussions and book signings, culinary programs, art workshops, and musical performances, Corporate Member employees have extensive learning and engagement opportunities. And with our elegant and modern facilities, Corporate Members have exclusive access to create private events and client hospitality opportunities.

Founded in 1926, China Institute is the leading U.S. nonprofit organization dedicated to deepening understanding of China through education, arts and culture, culinary, and business programs.

Signature Programs and Events

Executive Summit

Each year, China Institute presents the Executive Summit, a forum that brings together top U.S. and Chinese CEOs, innovators, entrepreneurs, business and government leaders, and experts to discuss the timeliest U.S.—China business issues and its dynamic landscape.

Global Corporate Council

The Corporate Council is comprised of senior leaders from Corporate Members who meet three times a year to discuss challenges and opportunities in the U.S.-China business landscape and advise on programs and events that engage corporate audiences.

Special Events

Each year, China Institute hosts its annual Blue Cloud Gala and a Celebration of the Chinese New Year. Corporate Members receive preferential access and sponsorship opportunities.

Public Programs

China Institute Public Programs advance a deeper appreciation for Chinese arts and culture in the United States in the belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our global community. Programs include author talks, business dialogues, film screenings, culinary programs, music performances and arts workshops.

China Institute Gallery

China Institute Gallery is celebrated for presenting renowned exhibitions of the finest Chinese works of art, gathered from around the world to include paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, bronzes, decorative art, photography, and textiles.

School of Chinese Studies

As a New York State chartered school for continuing education, our School advances a deeper understanding of China through diverse learning opportunities. The school offers classes on Mandarin Chinese, literature, history, and the arts, including calligraphy, Tai Chi, brush painting, and, music classes.

For more information on becoming a Corporate Member, please contact Tom O’Handley 歐涵禮, Chief Development Officer, at or call (212) 744-8181, ext. 106.

Current Corporate Members

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