06/19/2018. UCLA alumnus John Long is a successful businessman, Asian American community leader and philanthropist. An actively engaged donor to both UCLA and UC Irvine, Long created the GCPI in 2015, together with several partners and benefactors. Its goal was to foster a community of Chinese and Chinese American philanthropists who could share lessons learned, maximize the impact of their giving and encourage the next generation of young philanthropists. While Phase I of GCPI in many ways was an exploratory research project that integrated data, narrative and analysis across Chinese philanthropists in Greater China and the U.S., in the project's second phase, GCPI is moving to add crucial new elements to the ecosystem it has created, including rigorous academic research and more efficient communication among its participants. Ushering in this second phase, is the upcoming GCPI - Tsinghua Forum, which will feature not only distinguished business leaders, philanthropists and second-generation philanthropists from both sides of the Pacific, but for the first time, a deans' panel on research and philanthropy in higher education and two academic panels on Chinese and diasporic Chinese philanthropy.