Next Event

Past Events

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    12:00 pm

    This lecture tells the story of how from the early 20th century, when the center of the antiquities market shifted from Europe to the United States, American collectors recognized bronze art constituted one of the most brilliant elements of Chinese civilization.

  • Thursday, November 12, 2020
    12:00 pm

    America doesn’t have a long-term vision for relations with China, but it is possible to see a few steps ahead. Please join us for a preview of the next administration’s challenges in shaping policies that promote peace while competing with China in the geo-strategic, economic, and ideological spheres.

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
    6:00 pm

    The University of Minnesota China Center is hosting a panel discussion on First Vote, a character-driven documentary film with unparalleled access to a diverse cross section of politically engaged Chinese Americans. Director Yi Chen and two subjects of the film, Kaiser Kuo and Jennifer Ho, will participate in the panel discussion.

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020
    12:00 pm

    For most of the twentieth century, the racist trope “sick man of Asia” haunted Chinese rulers and people alike. Now, with all the healthcare problems in the U.S. that the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare, the roles have completely reversed. How did this happen? What does it mean for the future?


  • Posted on: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
    On Friday, February 19, 2021, teammates, coaches, and judges gathered virtually for the first ever China Bridge Challenge competition, with the theme of Building Sustainable Cities and Communities.
  • Posted on: Friday, February 5, 2021
    The University of Minnesota China Center thanks you for your continuous support and wishes you a prosperous new year. May the Year of the Ox bring good fortune and happiness to both you and your family!
  • Posted on: Monday, November 16, 2020
    On Thursday, November 12, more than 120 attendees gathered over livestream for the webinar, “Getting China Right: Challenges for the Next Administration.” Robert Daly, director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States...
  • Posted on: Thursday, October 29, 2020
    On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, more than 35 attendees gathered over livestream to watch a panel discussion on the documentary film First Vote. The discussion highlighted the important role that Asian American voters play as...
  • Posted on: Thursday, October 29, 2020
    On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, more than 60 attendees gathered over livestream to hear Dr. Yingling Fan, a professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Minnesota, present on the topic, “Urbanization in the U.S. and...
  • Posted on: Friday, August 28, 2020
    Established in 2014, the Chinese Flagship Program prepares UMN students to be global professionals fluent in Chinese language and culture. Now, the renewal of the Chinese Flagship Grant will take Chinese language and culture...
  • Posted on: Friday, August 28, 2020
    On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, more than 75 attendees gathered over livestream to attend the webinar, “Blending Cultures Through Music: An Interview with World-Renowned Pipa Master Gao Hong.” In a lively discussion facilitated by...
  • Posted on: Thursday, August 6, 2020
    Conservationist Jim Harkness took the audience through 40 years of conservation efforts in China, while sharing stories from his own experience working with environmental organizations.
  • Posted on: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    It has been almost six months since the first signs of the coronavirus made an impact on the University of Minnesota—affecting our Chinese students home for winter break and those who were studying abroad in China. Since then the world, the state, and the University have come to terms with the full impact of this deadly virus.