ChinaVine’s mission is to educate children, youth, and adults about China’s cultural heritage. The ChinaVine Digital Archive is a collection of materials interpreting China’s cultural heritage and is largely associated with fieldwork conducted in China by ChinaVine Scholars.

ChinaVine began with a partnership initiated in 2007 between the University of Oregon (UO), the University of Central Florida (UCF), and Shandong University of Art and Design (SUAD). Subsequent partnerships between the UO, UCF, and Beijing Normal University, East China Normal University, Minzu University, the University of Maine, and other institutions in the People's Republic of China and the United States contribute to the website and this archive. UO Professor Doug Blandy and Professor Emerita Kristin G. Congdon at UCF direct ChinaVine. Development of the archive was overseen by UO Professor John Fenn, Jonathan Lederman (2011-2014) and Bridget Hall (2014-2015), graduate students in the UO Arts and Administration Program, and Karen Estlund, Head of the UO Libraries Digital Scholarship Center.

ChinaVine would not be possible without institutional support. Over the history of the project the following institutions have provided financial and/or faculty support:

University of Oregon

Arts and Administration Program
College of Design
Digital Scholarship Center
Center for Asian and Pacific Studies
Confucius Institute
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
International Affairs
Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy

University of Central Florida

College of Arts and Humanities
Office of Academic Affairs
Center for Humanities and Digital Research
Cultural Heritage Alliance
Office of Research and Commercialization
Burnett Honors College
Learning Institute for Elders (LIFE)
UCF Library
Philosophy Department

University of Maine

The University of Maine Department of Art
The University of Maine College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The University of Maine Office of the Vice President for Research
The University of Maine Office of the Provost

Ohio State University

Department of Arts Administration, Art Education and Policy

Shandong University of Art and Design

Folk Arts Research Institute

Rollins College

Asian Studies Program

Minzu University

Beijing Normal University

East China Normal University

Beijing Folk Art and Literature Association

Baltimore Area Schools

China Conservatory of Music

Guizhou Minority Group Consultation

Hong Kong University

University of Arizona

University of Texas at Austin

Towson University

Yunnan University