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May 27, 1979
A Chinese delegation led by Huang Ganying, vice-chairman of the Chinese National Women's Federation, toured Washington and New York. Members of the delegation met American women from a wide range of professions and circles both from rural and urban areas. Patricia Roberts Harris, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Mrs. Blumenthal, wife of W. Michael Blumenthal, Secretary of Treasury, had lunch with the Chinese delegation. In addition, the delegation was met by the current Chinese ambassador to the U.S. and the Chinese representative to the United Nations.
January 1, 1980
The Chinese production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” directed by the playwright, opened on May 7, 1983, at the Beijing People’s Art Theater, and played continuously to packed houses through the fall. The production, co-sponsored by the Center and the Chinese Theater Association, was hailed in the Chinese press as “the most significant cultural event in China since the Cultural Revolution.”
September 13, 1980
China and the United States traded trade shows this fall, with a display of American industry in Peking in November and a show of Chinese industry, culture, and arts traveling to three US cities from September to December. The reciprocal shows are the result of the Sino-Us Trade Exhibitions Agreement, signed last May by then-Secretary of Commerce Juanita Kreps and Li Qiang, China's minister of foreign trade.
January 1, 1982
The China Institute was established at CSUN in 1982, under the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Its membership numbers more than two hundred faculty, staff and members of the community who are committed to enhancing US - China relations.
January 1, 1982
The Center’s arts education exchange with China—which took place in the 1980s—was an unprecedented program aimed to enhance knowledge of the differing approaches to the teaching of the arts in the United States and China. Through this program, the U.S. and China exchanged a series of high-level delegations and teams of arts education specialists who spent periods ranging from three weeks to three months observing arts education at selected schools and art centers in the two countries.
August 1, 1982
37 American students participated in the first joint youth summer camp in China in Beidaihe. They interacted with Chinese students, discussing life in China and America, clothing, and technology.
April 26, 1984
President Ronald Reagan became the third U.S. President to visit the PRC. The following year, Chinese President Li Xiannian became China’s first formal head of state to visit the United States
June 1, 1984
The University of California, Los Angeles hosted a program that brought together American and Chinese filmmakers to deepen the understanding and cooperation towards contemporary film. The exchange included a series of lectures and workshops over the course of 5 years in both Beijing and America covering methodology, history, form, story, and production.
August 1, 1984
In August, the 60-piece American exhibit, accompanied by 10 young artists and several teachers, will tour Beijing, Shanghai and Hohehot, Inner Mongolia. When the members of the group return, they will bring with them a similar exhibition prepared by Chinese students at the children's palaces they have visited. During their visit to China, members of the American tour group will participate in a seminar on art education and take field trips with their Chinese hosts to cultural and historical sites.
May 1, 1986
In June of 1986, the renowned tenor Luciano Pavarotti traveled to China with the Genoa Opera. As guests of the Central Opera Theatre and the Ministry of Culture, the Company performed La Boheme and gave several recitals of 19th century Italian songs. Not surprisingly, the superstar of the opera world commanded tremendous attention and adulation wherever he went in Beijing.

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