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American Philanthropy in China: Retrospective and Prospective

The Asia Society New York presents a celebration of 100 years of philanthropy in China

June 5, 2014 4:00pm to 7:00pm

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.

Phone Number: 
(212) 288-6400