729 Elm
Norman OK 73019-2105
(405) 325-3580
FAX: (405) 325-7738
uschina at ou dot edu


Study in China Student Scholarships
(for current OU students; applications due the first Friday of April)

Newman Scholars in China Studies
(for Oklahoma high school seniors to attend OU; teacher nominations due the second Wednesday of February; student applications due the first Wednesday of March)


Director Gries cohosts the 8th US-China Diplomatic Dialogue
in Guiyang, China, October 16-17, 2015


Popular Nationalism and China’s Japan Policy:
The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Controversy, 2012-2013

‘Red China’ and the ‘Yellow Peril’: How Ideology Divides Americans over China

Hollywood in China: How American Popular Culture Shapes Chinese Views
of the ‘Beautiful Imperialist,’ an Experimental Analysis

*Cited as one of just three articles “of outstanding interest” in a review of over 50 articles
on Globalization and Psychology” in Current Opinion in Psychology 8 (2016): 44-48.

The Institute for US-China Issues at the University of Oklahoma was established in 2006 with the generous financial support of Harold J. & Ruth Newman, who endowed a chair for its first director, Peter Gries.

The Institute engages in and supports research and outreach activities that seek to better understand and improve US-China relations. The focus is on the deeper structure of the bilateral relationship: its dynamics of security and insecurity, perception and misperception, identity and power. The Institute conducts academic research that has policy relevant implications, seeking to impact on the broader national debate on US China policy. The Institute also seeks to promote China studies in the state of Oklahoma, including providing student scholarships to study in China and faculty grants. Its two signature programs are the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature, and the US-China Diplomatic Dialogue.

OU US-China relations conference