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Chinese welcomeFounded in 2015, the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University advances the study of contemporary China and provides substantive analysis from social science perspectives of the dramatic sociological shifts taking place in China today.


directorYu Xie is the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Sociology and has a faculty appointment at the Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies, Princeton University.

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A CHINA Town Hall with Ambassador Susan E. Rice sponsored by the National Committee on U.S. Relations (NCUSCR) will be held on Tues., Oct. 24th. For more info: Or you can email

The Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China was dedicated on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Advisory Council Members for the CCC met for the first time that morning. Gary King, Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor and Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University, gave the dedication lecture in...

Jews came to China as early as the Tang Dynasty, around the 8th Century. The Jewish community in Kaifeng which prospered during the Song Dynasty was known to all.


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