China Institute


China Under the shadow of the Rising Sun, by Dr. Paul Chow

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Dr. Paul Chow

In this lively talk, Dr. Chow shared his personal memories in the Sino-Japanese war in early 1940s. Dr. Chow grew up in the China under the shadow of a rising military empire in Asia with an ambition to replace the Western colonial powers. Read more

Chinese Tai Chi & Qigong Presentation

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 11:00am


President Tang is the president of International Martial Arts Federation, currently teaching Qigong at UCLA. Dr. Lulu Smith has been practicing Tai Chi for 29 years. She is currently teaching Chinese at CSUN. Ms. Li is a gold medalist of 16th International Martial Arts World Cup Championship. Read more

Plastic China

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 11:00am

Plastic China

Director Jiu-liang Wang’s second acclaimed documentary, Plastic China looks into the underbelly of how imported plastics are recycled in China and captures the human casualties and environmental costs of the relentless global consumerism through his sympathetic camera lens and his quiet observation of the life of one little girl.
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China’s Recent Economic Development and SOEs Reform

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 2:00pm

The University Library

Dean Lei will examine China’s international competitiveness through a review of the outlooks for GDP growth rate, inflation rate, imports and exports, unemployment rate, currency exchange rate, and foreign exchange reserve. He will also benchmark China’s economic operation status against thirteen aspects. Dean Lei will conclude his presentation with a discussion on China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) reform and its recent development. Read more

"2018 Happy Chinese New Year" World Tour

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Shanghai Student Performance

We’re excited to welcome a group of exceptional student performers coming to CSUN from some top universities in Shanghai, including Shanghai Film Art Academy, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai Theatre Academy, East China Normal University. This is a part of their 2018 Happy Chinese New Year World Tour. Read more

Muslim China: Perils and Prospects of the New Silk Road

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Dr. Dru Gladney

This talk examines China’s important move West under President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative.  In the context of building a “New Silk Road”, the talk examines China’s growing connections with the Middle East and the increasing importance of Muslim minorities in China. How will China’s own 21 million Muslims be affected by these changing relationships? This talk also examines the role of global social media and Western scholarship in shaping and interpreting the “Islam problem” in China. Read more

Premiere Screening of To the Mountaintops

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

FilmScreening_To the Mountaintop

In a corner of our planet, side-by-side, are two of the most dynamic nations on earth — India and China. Together, they are nearly a third of humanity. Their contemporary achievements in building advanced societies are unprecedented in their long, illustrious histories and are of dramatic consequence for the world community. Both are projected to become global powerhouses in the 21st Century. One is the largest authoritarian state and the other the largest democracy. Is China destined to be ascendant? Read more