China Institute

Harold F. Giedt Lecture Series

One of the major goals of China Institute at CSUN is to promote a better understanding of China and US-China relations in our campus and local community. Given that US and China are the two largest economies in the world, and that Los Angeles is the hub for US-China economic and cultural exchanges, we think it is crucially important for our students to be given such opportunities. With the platform of China Forum Lecture Series, China Institute has brought distinguished scholars, domestic and international, to CSUN campus. Our faculty, students, and community are enthusiastic about and strongly supportive of this lecture series. I especially like to thank Dr. Junliang Huang, from the department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, for her effort on organizing China Forum lecture series.

Artivism in Taiwan

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

Mass Burial

In this talk, Dr. Wang shares her observations conducting field research in Taiwan as a Fulbright scholar, centering on a recent public event pulled off by progressive intellectuals and grassroots social organizations in the island as a critical response to Taiwan government’s heightened censorship and political control over its citizens since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Juneteenth: Road to Freedom–Community Lecture about Juneteenth

Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


June 19th, 1865, formerly known as Freedom Day, is a watershed moment in African American history. Join us as we discuss the historical legacy of Black existence in the United States, the genesis of Juneteenth, why we celebrate, and the ongoing struggle for recognized liberation. Read more

2021 CSUN Chinese New Year Celebration

Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 7:00pm

Happy Chinese New Year 2021

You are invited to 2021 Chinese New Year Celebration Party!

2020 has been a very difficult year for many of us, but 2021, the year of Ox, is coming. The tension in US-China relations and the COVID-19 pandemic have significantly affected many people’s lives, and this is the time for unity and strength. The spirit of Ox is its endurance and strength, kindness and hard work. We need all these valuable traits in the year of Ox. Read more

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