Welcome to the China Center!
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.
Congratulations to the 2022 Recipients of the Hsiao Shaw-Lundquist Fellowship, Study Abroad Scholarships
Three graduate students from the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering were awarded Hsiao Shaw-Lundquist Fellowship scholarships, including Mingfeng Shi, Shi’An Wang, and Hu Chen.
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.
What I enjoyed most about my study abroad experience was the amount of independence I was able to have and how everywhere I went I was able to practice my Chinese language skills.