Spring 1980, Volume 1, No. 1
Establishment of Center (1978); Purpose, History, Programs; U.S. Film Delegation with Steve Allen (1979); U.S. Arts Delegation led by Martin Segal (1979) ; Isaac Stern in China (1979); Houston Ballet begins exchange with Beijing Dance Academy (1979).
Spring 1981, Volume 2, No. 1
Lin Mohan leads Music and Arts Education Delegation to US (1980); playwright Cao Yu and actor Ying Ruocheng visit U.S. (1980); art historian Jin Weino in NY (1980); conductor David Gilbert at Beijing Central Philharmonic; composers Chen Gang and Mao Yuan, and costume designer Li Keyu visit U.S. (1981).
Spring 1982, Volume 3, No. 1
Center Advisory Council established (1981); American artists’ delegation to China; Pianist Jacob Lateiner performs in China (1981); trumpet player Ronald Anderson teaches at Central Philharmonic (1981); Soprano Beverly Sills gives master classes (1981); Dorothy Delay visits China with Lin Cho-Liang and Sandra Rivers; conductor Chen Xieyang in NY (1981); Houston Ballet performs Zheng Ban Qiao (1982); writer Ding Ling speaks at Columbia University (1981).
Spring 1983, Volume 4
American Arts Education Delegation led by Howard Gardner visits China (1982); American Brass Quintet in China (1982); conductor Chen Xieyang’s activities across U.S. and Asia (1982); musicologist Yin Falu at Columbia U. (1983) ; writer Herman Wouk visits China (1982); painter Yuan Yunsheng in U.S. (1982) ; violinists Guo Li and Yu Yen at Aspen Music School (1982) bass-baritone Daniel Ferro in Beijing teaching residency (1982); “Death of a Salesman” directed by Arthur Miller opens in Beijing May 7th (1983).
Summer 1984, Volume 5
David Rockefeller, Jr. surveys arts education in China (1984); launch of exchange programs in architecture and planning (1983); review of 1983 project “Death of a Salesman” in Beijing; architect Zhang Zhizhong. master qin player Wu Wenguang and composer Luo Jingjing visit U.S. (1983) ; violin virtuoso Lin Cho-Liang performs in China with pianist Li Jian (1984); Composers String Quartet, Mirecourt Trio and harpist Grace Wong perform in China (1983); Verdehr Trio and pianist Julie Holtzman perform in China (1984); poet Galway Kinnell and writer E.L. Doctorow meet literary artists in China (1983); poet Kenneth Koch in China (1984).
Summer 1986, Volume 6
Chinese Arts Education Delegation led by Wu Zuqiang visits US (1984); Chinese writers at PEN Symposium (1986); Chinese theater delegations (1985); sculptors Zhao Ruiying and Wu Huiming visit U.S. (1985); architect Lu Zhengbiao in U.S. (1984); American musicians in China: Joseph Bloch, Frederick Moyer, David Langlitz, Rudolf Firkusny, Robert Klotman, Julius Hegyi (’84-’85); exchange of photography exhibitions in Beijing and NYC (’84-’85).
Summer 1987, Volume 7
Jacques d’Amboise and National Dance Institute performance of “China Dig” at Madison Square Garden (1986); painters Shen Roujian and Meng Guang visit U.S. (1985); Americans to China: National Theater of the Deaf (1986); teachers of Merce Cunningham Dance Co.(1986); Joseph Bloch (’86, ‘87); art historian Cornelius Chang (1985); violist Jacob Glick (1985).
Spring 1988, Volume 8
Update on Arts Education program; tenor Luciano Pavarotti tour of China (1986); The Music Man and The Fantasticks open in China (1987); Chinese dancers learn Balanchine ballets (1987); Hortense Calisher and Curtis Harnack visit China (1986); Contemporary Chinese painting exhibition in Pasadena (1987); orchestra manager Yang Dajing residency at Albany Symphony (’86-’87); Juilliard Orchestra tours China(1987); Center launches capital campaign (1987).
Fall 1990, Volume 9
Center statement on Summer 1989 events; Arts exchange programs postponed; 1987 Fact-finding delegation; Taiwan and Mainland composers conference; Arts Education conference in Tarrytown; O’Neill Teachers exchange; Chinese Artists in America: Qu Xiaosong, Wu Tianming.
Spring 1992, Volume 10
This issue is largely devoted to the Pacific Music Festival which the Center organized in the summer of 1990 in Sapporo, Japan; tribute to Maestro Leonard Bernstein who passed away the following year; Chou Wen-chung visits Yunnan, initiates multi-year programs with ethnic minorities in southwest China (1990); Center announces new Advisory Council members: Michael Morris, Douglas Murray and Michael Lampton.
Fall 1995, Volume 11
Yunnan Nationalities Cultures Project, activities from 1990-1995; List of Partnering Individuals and Institutions; Inaugural Visit of Yunnan Specialists to the U.S. (1993); Specialists from U.S., South Asia and Southeast Asia travel to China (1991-1994); Article by Chou Wen-chung: Intellectual Climate in China Since the Tiananmen Events; O’Neill Teachers Exchange in Arts Education; Jose Maceda (1994) and Ramon Santos (1995) at Sichuan Conservatory; Pacific Composers’ Project Research Library; public performances produced by Pacific Composers’ Project in New York and Amsterdam; new donations fund programs in architecture and urban planning and music; new members join Center Advisory Council: George Rupp, Michael I. Sovern; Gerald Adelmann; Norma F. Flender; Terrill E. Lautz; Helen Walker Spencer and Carl Wolz.