China Institute Gallery is renowned for its intimate, first-class thematic exhibitions, which are accompanied by in-depth scholarly catalogues.The Gallery has presented over 100 exhibitions in such areas as calligraphy, painting, ceramics, bronzes, decorative art, folk art, architecture, photography, textiles, and contemporary art covering 5,000 years of Chinese history from the Neolithic period to present day.Learn More Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou. In 201 BCE, the first emperor of the Han Dynasty knighted his younger brother as the first king of the Chu Kingdom, which was centered in Peng Cheng, today’s Xuzhou, in northern Jiangsu Province.Learn More China Institute advances a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, business and art in the belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our global community.Ranked amongst the top ten Chinese collections in the world outside of China, this gallery represents almost 10,000 years of Chinese history.
Over 2,500 exceptional artifacts shed light on Chinese culture through the ages including daily life, religion, politics, economics, and burial customs. "That makes the secretive nature of the art market in general, and China's market specifically, ideal for covering illicit activities." Here's how it works: Rich Chinese purchase a piece of art in mainland China, then sell it at a hefty price across the border.The profits -- in foreign currency -- are then pocketed.Fine art is an appealing vehicle for money laundering because prices can be fuzzy, pieces are easily moved across borders, and even experts have trouble identifying fakes.Cash is a commonly accepted form of payment, making it difficult to track where the money came from and where it's going.