About the Center

The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University (CCART) was established on September 9, 2009. It is the first nonprofit center for Chinese art in the United States that aims to academically promote cultural and artistic exchanges between the two countries. The Center’s goal is to integrate Chinese art into the curriculum of American universities; to build a long-term platform for American students to learn and study Chinese art, practices, and theories; to open a window to the broader community on the richness of Chinese art on the East Coast of the United States; and to further a better understanding between the two peoples.

CCART was established through generous contributions from Ms. Margaret Lam and Mr. David Yen, followed by the donations from Mr. Yong Liu and Mr. Mingsheng Liu. In 2014, it received substantial support from Ms. Ching Yiu, Mr. Zhipeng Ding, Mr. Shengzhan Ding and Mr. Xilong Xu of Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation. In 2018, it received a donation again from Mr. Ip-Wing Kong. By offering courses, symposiums, and exhibitions in Chinese art, inviting renowned Chinese artists, and providing programs to study Chinese art and culture in China, the institution has grown into a multi-faceted functional center that is known internationally with a wide influence in the art circles of both the United States and China.

The efforts made by the Center have been well recognized and awarded by professional peers in the United States. CCART has won numerous awards, including the 2016 Gold Award, for Summer Art in China Study Abroad Program, conferred by The 31th Annual Educational Advertising Higher Education Marking Report; the 2012 Gold Award by the same agent; first place in APEX 2012, an annual award for Publication Excellence by Communications Concepts; 2012 Silver Awards by ADCNJ and the Place for Creative Professionals, NJ. A Chinese Cultural Ambassador Award was also awarded to Zhiyuan Cong, Director of CCART, by the New Jersey Sino-American Chamber of Commerce in 2012. The activities of the Center have thus received high attention from both the English and Chinese media in the United States. The Record, an American mainstream media, once commended the Center as “the largest platform for promoting Chinese art in the universities of New Jersey except Princeton University."

Location

Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University
Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts B-100
300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470

Emailccart@wpunj.edu
Phone973-720-2799
Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Zhiyuan Cong
Director and Professor, CCART
973-720-2799
Ben Shahn B-100
congz@wpunj.edu
zhiyuancong.com

Jing Guo
Director's Assistant, CCART
973-720-2799
Ben Shahn B-100
ccart@wpunj.edu

Julian Solis
Student Designer, CCART

John McElrone
Student Designer, CCART

Margaret Lam

President Prosperity Resources International Inc.

David Yen

Former Vice President, Chase Bank, New York, USA

Yong Liu

Former President of the Board of Directors, Wonderful Life Restaurant Group, China

Ching Yiu

President of the EMBA Alumna Association of Shanghai Jiaotong University

Zhipeng Ding

President, Shanghai Leci Pension Enterprise Management Co., Ltd., China

Shenzhan Ding

General Manager, Nantong Weipeng Shipping Project Co., Ltd., China

Ip-Wing Kong

President, Kong Kee Food Corp. NYC

Lauren Razzore-Cedeño

Professor and Chair of the Art Department, WPUNJ

Lyusheng Chen

Previous Vice President of the China National Museum, China

Zhiyuan Cong

Professor and Director of the Center for Chinese Art, WPUNJ

Zhipeng Ding

CEO, Shanghai Leci Pension Enterprise Management Co., Ltd.

Shengzhan Ding

General Manager, Nantong Weipeng Shipping Project Co., Ltd., China

Nancy Einrenhoffer

Former Director of University Art Galleries, WPUNJ

Kristen Evangelista

Director of University Galleries, WPUNJ

Yannan Geng

Director, Asian Cultural Center of New York, USA

Yong Ho

Co-chair of the Renwen Society at China Institute, NYC

Ip-Wing Kong

President, Kong Kee Food Corp. NYC

Margaret Lam

President Prosperity Resources International Inc.

Ping Li

President of Suimu Yonghe Art Foundation, China

Yong Liu

Former President of the Board of Directors, Wonderful Life Restaurant Group, China

Daryl Joseph Moore

Former Dean of the College of the Arts and Communication, WPUNJ, USA

Hakman Wing

President, Beijing China-Union Engineering Co., Ltd., China

Loretta C. McLaughlin-Vignier

Acting Dean of College of the Arts and Communication WPUNJ

William Woo

Councilman of the Borough of Englewood Cliffs and President of Kam Man Mark of NEW Jersey, USA

Xilong Xu

President,Shanghai Jiefeng Investment Management Co., Ltd, China

Xiaoyang Yang

Vice President, China Artists Association, China

David Yen

Former Vice President, Chase Bank, New York, USA

Ching Yiu

President of the EMBA Alumna Association of Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Yihong Zhao

President, Shanghai Zhuhui Construction Co., Ltd., China

Sam R.K. Zhu

President, Chinese Contemporary Culture & Arts Foundation