This year's Joseph Levenson Book Prize goes to the 2021 work making "the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics, or economy of China."
American Philanthropy in China: Retrospective and Prospective
The Asia Society New York presents a celebration of 100 years of philanthropy in China
Co-hosted by Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations and China Medical Board, an independent American foundation for advancing health in China and Asia, this special event will provide an opportunity to reflect on a century of Rockefeller and American philanthropy in China, while also looking ahead toward the emergence of a new Chinese philanthropy.
What is the legacy of American philanthropy and cultural engagement in China? What will be the forces shaping philanthropy, both local and international, in this new era where China is increasingly prosperous and influential worldwide?
Speakers will include:
Jonathan Spence: Yale historian and author of over a dozen books on China, including The Search for Modern China (1991)
Mary Brown Bullock: China Medical Board Chair
Lincoln C. Chen: China Medical Board President and Founding Director of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, former Taro Takemi Professor of International Health and Director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
Melissa Berman: President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.
Yimei Chen: Executive Director of China Development Brief
Tony Saich: Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School
Orville Schell: Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society
4:00-6:00 pm: Discussion
6:00-7:00 pm: Reception and book launch of Philanthropy for Health in China, a CMB centennial edition volume, edited by Jennifer Ryan, Tony Saich, and Lincoln Chen.
Wherever you may be, we wish you and those close to you the very best Year of the Rabbit.
Join us for a discussion with Mike Chinoy on his new book that expands on USCI's Assignment: China series.
Join us for Aynne Kokas's discussion of the global battle for control over and use of the personal and institutional data we create every day.