China Institute is an institution founded in 1926 by well-known educators and scholars, including Dr. John Dewey, an American psychologist, philosopher, and educational reformer. We run America’s oldest non-profit organization dedicated entirely to gaining a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of China. Our institute has been chartered as a school of continuing education. We also have a School of Chinese Studies established in 1933, also the oldest center of its kind in the US.
We provide educational programs to people of all ages, from kids to adults. We also have family programs to develop an interest in China, its history, and culture. For educators who wish to broaden their career, we have programs ranging from professional development to gallery tours. We also have volunteering and internship programs for young people who are seeking a unique experience.