Other Past Programs

Children’s Art and Environment Projects (CAEP)

Started in 2001 in partnership with the China National Children’s Center in Beijing, the program provided various cultural exchange projects for Chinese and American children.

  • The first project was a children’s art competition on the environment ro raise awareness of environmental issues.  About one million children in China participated in the competition and the winning pieces toured museums and schools throughout the United States.

  • An annual International Mural Painting Festival in Beijing brings together Chinese and international students to paint murals.

  • Each summer, the Institute awarded fellowships to U.S. teachers to enbalbe them to take students to China on cultural tours.

  • For two years, American Jazz musicians held workshops to introduce jazz to Chinese students.

America-China Exchange (2013-2015)

The America-China Exchange (ACE) was started by 1990 Director, Alice Woo. It was a summer cross-cultural exchange program that brought American and Chinese teachers and students together to learn language and culture from each other.  The program took place in Qiaoqi, Jiangsu Province in China.  ACE also included weekend trips to nearby cultural sites, visits with local families and participation in joint social activities.  

 

Third and fourth graders from the Jiangyin Experimental Primary School learned English through lessons, games, and songs designed by the American Teachers, taught with the help of participating student assistants. American teachers and teaching assistants were paired with local Chinese teachers and student teaching assistants for additional exchange activities after the classes were over.  

 

In alternate years, teachers and students from Qiaoqi visited US schools and stayed with American host families.

America Chna Exchange, fomerly titled American Bridge China - Youth Exchange program

 

The America-China Exchange (ACE) was started by 1990 Director, Alice Woo. It was a summer cross-cultural exchange program that brought American and Chinese teachers and students together to learn language and culture from each other. The program took place in Qiaoqi, Jiangsu Province in China. ACE also included weekend trips to nearby cultural sites, visits with local families and participation in joint social activities.

Book Bonanza (2019)

Book Bonanza program provides the most interesting books on modern China to readers of all ages through the US public library system. There are about 120,000 US public libraries, visited approximately 1.5 billion times per year by the public.

1990 Institute reached out to university professors, and high school and middle school teachers specializing in modern China to create a curated list of books on modern China for all ages, from kindergarten to adult.  The curated book list was presented on January 27, 2019 at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library.

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