Mission Statement

Lobed Dish. China. Ming period, early 15th century (probably Yongle era, 1403-1424). Carved Cinnabar lacquer on wood or cloth. H. 1 5/8 in (4.1 cm); Diam. 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm). Asia Society, New York: Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection, 1979.122.

In the years to come, an open and collaborative relationship between the United States and China will be essential to global peace, security, balanced economic growth and environmental sustainability.

To help forge a more constructive bilateral relationship, Asia Society has established the Center on U.S.-China Relations with a generous gift from the late Arthur Ross.

In seeking new ways of building mutual understanding between the U.S. and China, the Center is undertaking projects and events which explore areas of common interest and divergent views between the two countries, focusing on policy, culture, business, media, economics, energy and the environment.

The Center, based at the Asia Society's New York City headquarters, has additional staff in the Washington, D.C. office, and works closely with other Asia Society Centers around the world.