Arts, Culture & History

Making the most of Beijing's rich cultural heritage and the Center's extensive network of artistic luminaries, the Beijing Center galvanizes the possibility of new perspectives and builds a platform by promoting art and culture exchanges. Supported by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of Music, and Columbia University Press, the Beijing Center provides a fertile staging ground for programs that enhance collaborative engagement between the University and China and deepen their understanding of the world.

The Beijing Center has hosted seminars, panel discussions, and workshops on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to children's art education, drama and theatre, design and architecture, and classical music recitals.


Joanna Lee, a Columbia Ph.D. student, shares insightful reflections on her residency experience at the Beijing Global Center.

Tenggeer Hao GSAS'24, a resident scholar at the Beijing Center, explores the unexpected intersection of Chinese wisdom and cinematic expression.

The inaugural group of scholars-in-residence include Wolfgang R. Mann, Lauran Hartley and Tenggeer Hao.

On July 10th, the "1 Tree, 1 World" immersive parent-child exhibition, jointly created by artists from multiple countries and Chinese children, ope

Featuring the book and facilitating exchanges on an alternative framework, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, in partnership with

The author argues that China's hopes for legitimacy and acceptance provide a crucial rationale for refraining from coercive measures.

Columbia Global Centers | Beijing is thrilled to support the Ivy Wall™-Teng Zhan Project, an international visual art exhibition initiated by three