General Information

Headquartered in
New Haven
Nancy Yao Maasbach, Executive Director

Contact Information

  • Phone: (203) 432-0880

Online Presence


About Yale-China:

Founded in 1901, the Yale-China Association is a private, nonprofit organization with more than a century of experience contributing to the development of education in and about China and to the furtherance of understanding and knowledge between Chinese and American people. Yale-China's work is characterized by sustained, long-term relationships designed to build Chinese institutional capacity. Current programs include the fields of public health and nursing, legal education, English language instruction, American Studies, and cultural exchange for Chinese and American students. Publications include a regular newsletter, biennial report, and the annual Yale-China Health Journal.

What We Believe:

At Yale-China we believe that individuals-and individual organizations-can be a force for making the world more peaceful and humane. Our work is based on the conviction that sustained, one-on-one contacts between Chinese and American people not only enrich the lives of the individuals involved but contribute, ultimately, to improved relations between our two nations.

Where We Work:

Yale-China works all over China, and has organized programs in cities including Beijing, Changchun, Changsha, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Kunming, Ningbo, Tunxi, Urumqi, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, and Hong Kong. Much of our work is concentrated in areas away from China's more prosperous coastal cities.

Relationship with Yale University:

While closely affiliated with the Yale community, the Yale-China Association is separately incorporated and administered and receives no financial support from Yale University apart from limited funds for projects involving Yale students and scholars and in-kind contributions.