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The China Center works to build the bridge of understanding, friendship, exchange, and cooperation between the U.S. and Greater China. Through our offices in Minneapolis and Beijing, we provide advice and support to the University community, maintain important relationships, and foster cultural engagement.
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The Unbearable Weight of Being Chinese
What does it mean to be “Chinese”? Where should a Chinese-identifying person place their sense of belonging and find safety?
Through personal stories, from past to present, of individuals whose lives straddled a divided world and were squeezed by geopolitics, Yangyang Cheng explores the porous and shifting bounds of Chinese-ness, the human cost of a hardened border, and the power and limitations of individual agency against the forces of the state.
Yawei Liu explores what has happened to the U.S.-China relationship since President Nixon visited China 50 years ago and provides a few ideas on how to stabilize the bilateral relationship.
Haiyan Wang, assistant director of the China Center, appeared on "A Nation of Immigrants" to share her life story, professional career, and reflections on cross-cultural communications and collaboration.
Students from the U.S. and China joined together to find solutions to challenges faced by the two countries in the China Center’s China Bridge Challenge. The winning team proposed creating a U.S.-China Media, Language, and Society program.
I firmly believe that spending a semester in China was the best decision of my college experience thus far, and I would not exchange that time for anything.