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 established the Center on U.S.-China Relations in 2006 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 undertakes 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 is based at Asia Society's New York City headquarters and works closely with other Asia Society Centers around the world.
Who We Are
Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society. He is a former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of 15 books, 10 of them on China.
Mary Kay Magistad is Deputy Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations.
Ouyang Bin is Associate Director, China Programs of the Center on U.S.-China Relations.
Jeffrey Sequeira is Associate Director, U.S. Programs of the Center on U.S.-China Relations.
Taili Ni is a Senior Program Officer of the Center on U.S.-China Relations.
Alec Ash is Editor of the China Books Review.
The Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society was founded in 2006 by the the late Arthur Ross to address key issues in the U.S.-China relationship.
Commenting on his decision to found the Center, Arthur Ross noted, "At this particular point in history, it is critical that a Center be created to deal with one of the most important developments in the world today, the rise of China. It is my intention that the Center will study and promote this relationship on multiple levels and perspectives."
The Arthur Ross Foundation supports the work of the Center on U.S.-China Relations and endows the Arthur Ross Directorship and Arthur Ross Fellowship at the Center.