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.