WORKING WITH CHINA
Cornell's offices of the vice provost for international affairs and the vice provost for research have created a detailed set of guidelines for faculty engaging in and with China. This FAQ is meant to be clear and thorough and provides contact information for offices across campus in case of further questions.
As of January 29, 2020, due to coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the university will not permit Cornell-related undergraduate, graduate or professional student travel to mainland China until such time as Cornell’s International Travel Advisory and Response Team (ITART) removes China from the elevated-risk destinations list. Any faculty or staff member who wishes to travel to mainland China for Cornell-related scholarship or business must receive approval from ITART prior to travel.
Read the latest U.S. State Department travel advisory for China.
The Cornell China Center and other units on campus provide a wealth of information and resources to support travel to China and the Greater China region.
Cornell PIs are invited to apply for research grants ($10k-$100k) to study Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and/or Taiwan.
Students are invited to check out these China-related funding and travel opportunities from Cornell University, the U.S., and China.
Everyone is invited to visit the Cornell University Library collections about China. Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia, with 700,000 volumes, stands as one of the most important resources for the study of China and greater East Asia. Cornell University Library has worked in collaboration with Chinese libraries for decades. The library partners share access to resources, expertise, and innovations, from joint portals to digital collections, such as Cornell-Tsinghua Joint Digital Library Resources.
Visitors to Cornell's Ithaca campus can tour the museum collections about China. Opened in 1973, the museum was designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei. The museum is a focal point for the visual arts and art education for the campus and the regional community. Pei also designed the Suzhou Museum in China, a highly-regarded regional museum with a number of significant Chinese cultural relics. The new museum building, inaugurated in 2006, is located in Pei's ancestral home in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, on the grounds of the national historic landmark, Zhong Wang Fu palace complex. The Johnson Museum of Art is renowned for its Chinese collection that ranges from the Neolithic period to present day. Highlights among the 2,500 art works are a large collection of ceramics, bronzes, jades, lacquer, and Buddhist sculpture; paintings and calligraphy from the Yuan through Qing dynasties; and works by some of China’s most important contemporary artists.
Chinese translations of December 2019 Cornell graduation materials
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