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.

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