General Information

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New York
Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations

Contact Information

  • Address: Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, 725 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021
  • Phone: +1-212-288-6400
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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.

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.