The Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation hosts a variety of programs and also partners with local organizations to increase understanding and friendship between the citizens of the United States and China.
Our Signature Programs
The ESMF proudly offers the following ongoing programs in service of our mission:
- Edgar Snow Archives and Edgar Snow Reading Room at UMKC
- Biennial Edgar Snow Symposium
- Edgar Snow Travel Delegations
- Edgar Snow Visiting Scholars & Professors
We also participate in special projects, such as the 80th Anniversary Exhibit of Red Star Over China. We host lectures, concerts, book events and other performances featuring top US and Chinese talent. Visit our Event Calendar for details.
We collaborate with other local organizations to bring engaging and entertaining Chinese cultural events to Kansas City. A sample of these partnerships include:
- annual Chinese New Year Celebrations with the Kansas City Chinese American Association and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
- annual Dragon Boat Races on Brush Creek with the Society for Friendship with China
- Kansas City’s Sister City relationships with Xi’an and Yan’an, China through the Sister Cities Association-Kansas City
- China-related book discussions with the Kansas City Public Library