National Committee on United States - China Relations
The Rockefeller Archive Center is pleased to announce that the first segment of the records of the National Committee on United States - China Relations (NCUSCR) is now available for research.
Record Group 1 of the NCUSCR records documents National Committee Events and Exchanges both to and from China, for the period 1982 - 2014. Of special note are files on Chinese participants in the Teachers Exchange Program, which began in 1996. RG 1 also contains records of Conferences, including the U. S. Foreign Policy Colloquium, 2002 - 2011, an educational program that the NCUSCR organized for Chinese students studying or working in the United States. Annual Reports (1966 - 2013) and the National Committee's Notes newsletter (1970 - 2010) provide further insight and overview of the organization and its programs. You can view the finding aid to this collection at the following link to the RAC's online catalog DIMES: http://dimes.rockarch.org/FA772/overview
The National Committee was founded in 1966 by scholars and civic, religious, and business leaders, who believed that vigorous debate of China policy among Americans was essential and that balanced public education could clarify U.S. interests and strengthen its foreign policy. A cornerstone of its founding mission of creating a stable and productive relationship between the two nations was the concept that dialogue would enhance mutual understanding. Over the years, the NCUSCR has focused on a wide array of exchanges with mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, along with educational and policy programs, relating to international relations, education administration, economic development and management, governance and legal affairs, environmental concerns, and mass communications.
The NCUSCR records are being made available in increments, as they are processed. RG 1 is the first of an anticipated ten segments.