our mission

China Folk House Retreat (CFHR) creates a place for experiential learning, people-to-people exchange, environmental stewardship, and community engagement.

 

Our Vision

PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE EXCHANGE

Connecting communities at the grassroots through people-to-people exchanges       and meaningful cultural encounters during a time of rising political tensions.

                         

  DEEP APPRECIATION OF CHINA'S DIVERSITY 

Exploring the rich diversity of cultural traditions inscribed in the China Folk House to promote a deeper understanding of “many Chinas" during a time of growing misinformation and mistrust.

                             

PRESERVATION OF RURAL FOLKWAYS 

Valuing and giving voice to the cultural heritage rooted in rural life—in both China and the U.S.—during a time of spreading homogenization and the loss of local knowledge. 

 The China Folk House Retreat has been made possible by the gifts of our many dedicated supporters.  We would like to single out the Daofeng and Angela Foundation and Bedrock Foundation for their

outstanding generosity.

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