THE HISTORY
历史渊源

Phase One: Cross-Strait Art Education Association 1999-2006

In the late ’90s, after the communication channels across the straits opened up, Dr. Ann Kuo, who came from Taiwan, realized there should be an organization to promote art education collaborations across the straits. She zealously sought and planned to develop a platform for Chinese art educators to share and exchange ideas in the arts.  “Cross-Strait Art Education Association (CSAEA)” was born. 

Phase Two: World Chinese Art Education Association from 2008 -- present

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Since many Chinese participants came from all over the world to attend the Cross-Strait Art Education Association Symposium, the 2006 committee suggested changing the association's name to “The World Chinese Arts Education Association (WCAEA).” The new mission for the association promotes inclusive art education with global perspectives.

1998 The 1st Cross-Strait Art Education Association Symposium was held in XinJiang.  Prof. Xiao-Yuan Qi was the organizer.

2000 The 2nd Cross-Strait Art Education Association Symposium, Yunnan. Organizer: Prof. He-ping Lee.(See Picture)

2003 The 4th Cross-Strait Art Education Association Symposium, The Hong Kong Institute of Education. (Organizer: Prof. Su-lan Huang).

2005 The 5th Cross-Strait Art Education Association Symposium Shanghai Normal University.

Organizer: Prof. Da-Gen Wang.

2006 The 6th Cross-Strait Art Education Association Symposium

South China Normal University. Organizer: Prof. Li-Ya Huang.