Arizona State University has received a $750,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to establish the American Experience Initiative—a multi-platform collaborative model for cross-cultural education and engagement. The program expands the work of The American Centers for Cultural Exchange (ACCEX), a network of 19 American culture centers located on university campuses throughout China.
The funding will support development of an American Studies course that will be taught at Chinese universities, both in-person and online. Development of the course will be collaborative, involving both Chinese faculty and American experts. In addition, it will encourage increased public outreach by the 19 American culture centers in China, and develop a web portal accessible in China and beyond.