The American Experience Initiative (AEI), sponsored by the Henry Luce Foundation, is a multi-platform collaborative model for cross-cultural education and engagement between American and Chinese universities. This ambitious initiative is led by Arizona State University, but combines the resources and intellect of scholars from across the globe. It is inherently interdisciplinary, bringing together the perspectives of different forms of academic inquiry. It blends the advantages of face-to-face collaboration with the broad reach provided by internet technology. It is global in its fundamental nature, encouraging Chinese students and faculty to appreciate the culture of the United States in its many nuances, but also to help Americans understand China better.
The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-two Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.