Upcoming Events

The Chinese Economy in the Coronavirus Epidemic (Online Only)

The Chinese Economy in the Coronavirus Epidemic (Online Only)

The Chinese Economy in the Coronavirus Epidemic (Online Only)

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This event is now a webinar. Once you have registered, you will receive instructions on how to access this content on March 24.


On March 24th there will be a webinar with the China Institute. At the present time, China is tirelessly fighting the coronavirus. Cities are being locked down. A hospital is built in ten days. The national holiday is extended. And people are staying at home.

In spite of the current circumstances, we must ask – are there opportunities that can be generated from this epidemic? In 2020, are there new economic possibilities to be explored?


Please join China Institute and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business America for a webinar, with expert economists and investors, where we will discuss:

  • How much has the hospitality industry already lost and how will they recover?
  • How to seize the investing opportunities in the booming gaming and social-media industries?
  • And much more

Women and Finance (online only)

The Chinese Economy in the Coronavirus Epidemic (Online Only)

The Chinese Economy in the Coronavirus Epidemic (Online Only)

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CUSWF has planned a series about Women and Finance for 2020. This topic has never been more relevant. 


Our first online Zoom meeting will take place Thursday, March 26th from 12:00 to 12:30 on the topic of 'Financial Survival--get ready to fight.'  


Our Exective Director Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt will interview Thrivent Financial Advisor Kevin Peters about the ABC's of surviving in uncharted financial waters, and take questions from the audience. 


Go to Zoom, and type in Meeting ID: 71204370182.


 We will be conducting Zoom Meetings on a regular basis. Please send us suggestions for topics that you care about. I can be reached at leslie@cuswf.org.

Our CUSWF Book Club Moves Online

The Chinese Economy in the Coronavirus Epidemic (Online Only)

Our CUSWF Book Club Moves Online

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On Thursday, April 16th at 12:00 noon, we'll host our first online book club. 


Our first selection is Severance by Ling Ma. Published in 2018, it is a satirical science fiction novel about life before and after the Shen Fever slowly obliterates global civilization. Severance explores themes of nostalgia, modern office culture, monotony and intimate relations.


The novel, Ma's debut, won the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction and was listed as one of the Best Books of 2018 on many prominent lists.

   

We'll  send an email closer to the date with details of how to join the discussion


About the author

Ling Ma was born in Sanming, China, and grew up in Utah, Nebraska, and Kansas. She attended the University of Chicago and received an MFA from Cornell University. Prior to graduate school she worked as a journalist and an editor. Her writing has appeared in Granta, VICE, Playboy, Chicago Reader, Ninth Letter, and other publications. A chapter of Severance received the 2015 Graywolf SLS Prize. She lives in Chicago. Find out more about the author. 

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When Fear Goes Viral: Coronavirus and Human Costs of Stigma

Postponed: Tariffs: The Impact of Trade Wars on Art and Culture

Postponed: Tariffs: The Impact of Trade Wars on Art and Culture

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At China Institute on March 4, they convened China and global health experts — and a Wuhan resident via Skype — to explore what to do when a virus not only threatens our health, but also our humanity.


 In the weeks since the first cases of coronavirus were reported in Wuhan, China, the situation has exploded into a global public health crisis that has claimed over 1000 lives.  As the number of infected individuals has continued to grow exponentially and Chinese society has all but ground to a halt, the world’s critical gaze has turned to China – and to the Chinese people.


Nearly two decades after the outbreak of SARS in 2003, what lessons have actually been learned?  Did early communication failures stoke the flames of pandemic, or has China’s unique system allowed the government to take unprecedented control?  How should international governments react? Where is the public sympathy – global citizens who stood with Haiti after the 2010 Earthquake and with Australia during the 2019 wildfires, but who have been all but absent in today’s growing crisis.


Postponed: Tariffs: The Impact of Trade Wars on Art and Culture

Postponed: Tariffs: The Impact of Trade Wars on Art and Culture

Postponed: Tariffs: The Impact of Trade Wars on Art and Culture

Jar, Chenghua era, 1465-1487, China, Jiangxi Province

 Jar, Chenghua era, 1465-1487, China, Jiangxi Province. Porcelain painted with underglaze cobalt blue (Jingdezhen ware), H. 3 1/4 x Diam. 4 3/4 in. (8.3 x 12.1 cm). Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.173. (Photography by Synthescape) 


 Free event at Asia Society! 

 Tuesday, March 10, 2020

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 


U.S.-China trade tension characterized 2019 with tariffs imposed by both countries on a wide range of products. In August 2019, the U.S. published a list of items worth $300 billion of Chinese imports subject to tariffs. Among these items were arts and antiques comprising lithographs, prints, drawings, paintings, engraving, and sculptures that are more than 100 years old.  Although these tariffs may eventually be lifted as part of phase one of the U.S.-China trade deal, they have created much uncertainty in the arts world. How will this impact the art world in the U.S.? Organized on the occasion of the inaugural Asia Society Triennial, join the conversation with a group of experts to understand the future of art trade. 

Postponed: Behind the Headlines: The Human Face of a New Competitor

Postponed: Behind the Headlines: The Human Face of a New Competitor

Postponed: Behind the Headlines: The Human Face of a New Competitor

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At China Institute on March 23, in all the hype about China’s economic success, how can we understand the regular people, living regular lives? NPR Shanghai correspondent Frank Langfitt thought up a brilliant way to do just that: he drove a free taxi cab around his city. Langfitt shares insights from his new book, The Shanghai Free Taxi, and his interactions—many hilarious, many poignant—with a slew of normal Chinese people facing plenty of inequality and uncertainty.


Frank Langfitt is NPR’s London correspondent, covering Brexit, terrorism and other stories in Western Europe. Before coming to the United Kingdom, he spent a decade as a reporter in China, most recently as NPR’s correspondent in Shanghai, where he drove a free taxi around the city for a series on a changing China as seen through the eyes of ordinary people. The NPR radio series inspired his first book, “The Shanghai Free Taxi: Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China.”

 Langfitt is a graduate of Princeton and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He lives outside London with his wife, Julie, and their two children. Follow him on Twitter @franklangfitt

Never Defeated | Two Women’s Epic Stories of Struggle

Postponed: Behind the Headlines: The Human Face of a New Competitor

Postponed: Behind the Headlines: The Human Face of a New Competitor

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  At China Institute on January 29, CUSWF supported China Institute's fascinating evening with Lan Yan and Yan Mei, two of the most influential businesswomen in China—the former heads Lazard’s operations in Greater China, and the latter oversees Brunswick Group’s advisory work in China. Both hailing from prominent families, they have experienced firsthand the turmoil of Communist China’s history at the political center.


Yan, the daughter of Chairman Mao’s Russian translator and granddaughter of a wartime Communist spy, grew up in the company of the likes of Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping. When the Cultural Revolution swept the country, her father and grandfather were imprisoned, and her mother was forced out of Beijing, leaving a 10-year-old Yan to survive on her own.


Mei, the daughter of China’s one-time propaganda tsar, who was also imprisoned during the Cultural Revolution, grew up surrounded by leaders and their children as well. She shared a similar story of struggle and success with Yan, whose new memoir, House of Yan: A Family at the Heart of a Century in Chinese History, describes her family’s hardship in riveting detail.


The two business titans shared their stories and secrets with Dorinda Elliott, China Institute director of programs.

CUSWF celebrates Chinese New Year 2020

CUSWF Chinese New Years Party!

Partners and supporters celebrated Chinese New Year 2020 with CUSWF in style!

  In the Year of the Rat, we welcomed wealth, abundance and fertility. 

At the fabulous Central Park West rooftop venue of our partner Hongkun, we enjoyed an evening of toasts, merriment and appreciation of Chinese-American friendships. Together we can change the world! Let's celebrate the power of women opening doors for positive change. When: Thursday, February 6th -- 5:30 pm to 8:00

Where: 888 7th Avenue at 56th Street

Food, Drink, Raffle, Fun!