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.

2023 Chinese New Year’s Celebration Party

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 4:30pm to 8:30pm


CSUN China Institute and CSSA (Chinese Students and Scholars Association) cordially invite you to 2023 Chinese New Year party. This is our first on-campus celebration since 2019, and we will celebrate the Year of the Rabbit together. The first day on the Chinese calendar falls on January 22nd, and our party is one night before the Lantern Festival.  The Rabbit is a symbol of energy, positivity, and productivity in Chinese culture, which are what we need as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more

2022 Chinese New Year Party Invitation

Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Chinese new year party invitation

The Year of the Tiger is around the corner, which starts on Feb. 1st. The year of the Ox has been another challenging year, but we have overcome with the enduring spirit of the Ox. It is time to celebrate the start of the new year with the fearless spirit of the Tiger. Read more

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