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CHEONGSAM BALL Friday, February 8, 2013 New Haven Lawn Club Yale-China Association

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  • CHEONGSAM BALLFriday, February 8, 2013 New Haven Lawn Club

    Yale-China Association

  • February 8, 2013

    Dear Friends,

    Happy Year of the Snake and 112th anniversary of the Yale-China Association!

    Founded in 1901, the Yale-China Association is an independent, nonprofit

    organization devoted to building U.S.-China relations at the grassroots level

    with programs in education, health, public service, and the arts. Yale-Chinas

    work in the classroom, the hospital, and the community brings life-changing

    experiences to thousands of people each year in China and the U.S. We

    envision a U.S.-China relationship of mutual understanding and profound

    respect nurtured by collaborations among individuals and institutions.

    Current events in the world today show us how necessary Yale-Chinas work

    remains. As politicians and policymakers in both China and the U.S. advocate

    for each nations interests, Yale-China is undaunted in its mission to cultivate

    deep, respectful relationships between people and institutions. There is much

    to celebrate this year, from the kickoff of the first Chinese Arts Festival in New

    Haven to the launch of the 100,000 Strong Foundation, of which Yale-China

    helped establish. These events serve as a testament to the contributions of all

    of the individuals committed to Yale-Chinas program work.

    As a celebrant this evening, you inspire us to continue fulfilling Yale-Chinas

    mission and vision. We encourage you to learn more about our work tonight

    and thereafter.

    Peace, prosperity, and good health!

    Warm regards,

    Martha Finn Brooks Nancy Yao MaasbachChair, Board of Trustees Executive Director

  • The 100,000 Strong Foundations mission is to expand and diversify the number of Americans studying Mandarin and studying abroad in China. The goal is to bridge the gap between cultures, strengthen the U.S.-China economic and strategic relationship, and enhance global stability.

    The 100,000 Strong Foundation was established in September 2012 to help answer President Barack Obamas call to deepen Americans understanding of China through study abroad. Over the past decade, China has become the second-largest economy in the world and the United States fastest-growing trade partner, as well as a regional strategic power with global reach. Put simply, there is no more consequential relationship than that between the United States and China. It is the 100,000 Strong Foundations mission to promote the expansion and diversification of Americans studying Mandarin and studying abroad in China. The goal is to bridge the gap between cultures, build stronger U.S.-China ties, strengthen the bilateral economic and strategic relationship and enhance global stability. The foundation was born out of a U.S. State Department Initiative of a similar name the 100,000 Strong Initiative which was first announced by President Barack Obama in 2009. Secretary Hillary Clinton launched the initiative in 2010. The effort has been backed by the Chinese government, which is offering 20,000 scholarships for Americans to study in China in support of the Initiative.

    Caption: Kurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary for East Asia; Nancy Yao Maasbach, Executive Director, Yale-China Association; Henry Tang, Founder, Committee of 100; Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State; Zhang Yesui, PRC Ambassador to the U.S.; Carola McGiffert, President, 100,000 Strong Foundation.


  • Evening schedule 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Champagne and Cocktail Reception The Terry Hsieh Collective Silent and Live Auction Preview

    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Dinner Opening Remarks Presentation of the Yale-China Award Xi Wang Dance Troupe Silent Auction Closes at 8:30

    8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Live Auction Dessert The Terry Hsieh Collective Farewell Toast

    Contributing to a Strong New Haven onhsa.yale.edu

    Kung Hei Fat Choi!

  • YUNAYale University New Asia College Undergraduate Exchange

    Yale- China Award

  • In 1993, students and faculty from Yale University and New Asia College, with the support of the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale, came together to create the Yale University Chinese University Undergraduate Student Conference. Through this new program, created at a time when there were far fewer options for Yale students to study in China and Chinese students to study at Yale, students from both universities came together for a total of four weeks to create connections and learn about a common theme from each others perspectives.

    Twenty years later, Yale-China celebrates the achievements of the YUNA (Yale University New Asia College) Undergraduate Exchange. Since the first conference in 1993-1994, YUNA has grown to include over 300 alumni, or old biscuits, in its ranks. These students carry on Yale-Chinas long tradition of connecting Chinese and Americans through one-on-one relationships through their exchange visits each year. YUNA alumni work in all sectors, in public health, law, education, and business. They all carry with them the memories of visiting New Haven and Hong Kong and of creating strong cross-cultural bonds. Many YUNA alumni are still in contact with their Yale and New Asia counterparts today.

    YUNAs lasting impact on its participants exemplifies Yale-Chinas goals and mission and has created a new generation of leaders who understand and are thoughtful about the U.S.-China relationship as we move into a new century with new and complex challenges. Yale-China congratulates YUNAs participants, faculty, staff, and supporters on YUNAs twentieth anniversary and looks forward to welcoming a new generation of biscuits into YUNAs ranks in the coming decade.


  • Sponsored by Council on East Asian Studies at Yale New Haven Museum Yale-China Association

    Lion Dance Parade Snake Petting Zoo Tai Chi Chinese Dance Calligraphy Papercutting Chinese Instruments Peacock Dance Fireside Chat and much more!

    Saturday, February 9, 2013 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Please visit the Yale-China table in the cocktail reception room for more information.

  • Szechuan FoodHong Kong Style

    Dim SumShabu Shabu

    67 Whitney AvenueNew Haven, CT



    Monday-Thursday 11:00 AM -9:30 PM

    Friday 11:00AM -10:00PM

    Saturday 11:00AM - 10:00PM

    Sunday 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM

    Celebrate the Yale-Chinas 112th Birthday and the Year of the Snake with


    15% OFFyour dine-in purchase of $30 or more

    Valid 2/16/2013 - 03/15/13Not valid with any other coupon

    I-91 exit 367 Whitney Ave., New Haven


    Sponsored by Council on East Asian Studies at Yale New Haven Museum Yale-China Association


    The Yale Glee Club is Yales principal undergraduate mixed choir and oldest

    musical organization, currently in its 152nd season. One of the most traveled

    choruses in the world, the Yale Glee Club has performed in every major city in

    the United States and embarked on its first overseas tour in 1928. It has since

    appeared before enthusiastic audiences throughout North and South America,

    Europe, Asia, and Africa. In the summer of 2005, the Glee Club made its first

    trip to Australia and New Zealand. During its 150th anniversary season, the Glee

    Club traveled domestically from coast to coast and retraced the steps of its first

    European tour with concerts in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Czech Republic,

    and France, adding a stop in Istanbul.

    This May, the Yale Glee Club will travel to mainland China and Hong Kong for its biannual international tour. The Yale Glee Club in partnership with the Yale-China Association will conduct outreach workshops and collaborate on cross-cultural concerts across China.

    For more information, please visit www.yalegleeclub.org.

    Jeffrey Douma, Musical DirectorYale Glee Club

  • For more information, please visit www.yalegleeclub.org.Phone (203) 562-1797 Fax (203) 562-6287

    677 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511-6509

    Established 1983


    William F. Pallman James J. Pallman Kathryn B. West Jessica Pallman Heller

    Congratulations to the Yale-China Association for 112 Years of Service

  • The Linden CentreThe Linden Centre (www.linden-centre.com) is an award-winning boutique hotel offering the intrepid traveler an inspiring exploration into rural China. Guests reside in an expansive and luxurious courtyard home in Xizhou, a pristine village in Southwest Chinas Yunnan Province. The facility is a nationally protected heritage site that has been restored to its former dynastic elegance. In the foothills of the Himalayas, guests enjoy a year-round spring climate and direct access to vibrant local cultures in a true melting pot of the region.

    TripAdvisor - #1 out of 50,000+ reviewed hotels in China, Travelers Choice Award 2011 - 2013

    Travel & Leisure - Global Vision Award 2010

    Sina Travel - Best Boutique Inn 2010

    Voyager magazines China Sustainable Tourism Award 2010

    Hotel Contact: www.linden-centre.com; [email protected]; +86 (0872) 245-2988Hotel Address: Xilinyuan No. 5 Chengbei, Dali City, Xizhou Town, Yunnan, China, 671004 5671004

    Congratulations to the Yale-China Association

  • FESTIVAL 2013JUNE 15-29

    Great art Big ideas

    KRONOS QUARTET | JUN 22with special guest WU MANThe international award-winning Chinese pipa player

    SHANTALA SHIVALINGAPPA | JUN 26-28U.S. premiere of a new Kuchipudi dancePerforming with live Indian musicians

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM | JUN 15-23Bristol Old Vic & Handspring Puppet CoFrom the Tony-winning creators of WAR HORSE


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    Founded in 1901, the Yale-China Association is a private, nonprofit organization with more than a century of experience building relations at the grassroots level between the U.S. and China.


    The Yale-China Association () inspires people to learn and serve together. Founded in 1901 by graduates of Yale University, we foster long-term relationships that improve education, health, and cultural understanding in China and the United States.


    We envision a U.S.-China relationship of mutual understanding and profound respect nurtured by collaboration among individuals and institutions.

    Martha Finn BrooksChair

    Max MaTreasurer

    R. Anthony ReeseSecretary

    Zhiwu ChenLinda Cole-TaylorCharles EllisKristopher FennieDouglas FergusonJoseph W. GordonSally HarpoleFred HuJan KielyPing Liang

    Vivian LingDaniel MagidaPamela Phuong N. PhanAlan PlattusNancy ReynoldsRobert M. RohrbaughKatherine SandweissPeter SteinKatherine TaiQinan Tang

    Ming ThompsonMary Gwen WheelerAnn B. Williams Michael J. WishnieAndrea WordenBarry J. Wu

    HONORARY TRUSTEESJohn C. BierwirthEdith N. MacMullen

    StaffNancy Yao MaasbachExecutive Director

    Michelle AverittCreative Coordinator

    Betty Siu Chun HoAdministrative Assistant, China Office

    Jonathan GreenDirector of Finance and Operations

    Annie LinProgram Officer, Arts

    Katie Molteni MuirManager, Leadership and Service Program

    Zijie PengManager, Greater China

    Amy ShekManager of Administration and Volunteer Corps

    Leslie StoneDirector of Education

    Hongping Tian, Ph.D.Director of Health

    Brendan WooSenior Program Officer, Education

    Lucy YangSenior Program Officer, Health

    Board of Trustees

    442 Temple Street Box 208223 New Haven, CT 06520Phone: 203-432-0884 Fax: 203-432-7246 [email protected] www.yalechina.org