American Association for Chinese Studies 

About the AACS

The American Association for Chinese Studies (AACS), founded in 1959, is the only academic society in America devoted exclusively to the general area of Chinese studies. The purpose of the Association is to:

1) Encourage the study of subjects related to China, especially in American educational institutions;

2) Advance such study and teaching through the exchange of information and scholarship across disciplinary lines;

3) Promote understanding and communication between Western and Eastern scholars involved in Chinese studies.


The AACS Board of Directors


John Hsieh, President 

        June Teufel Dreyer,  Vice President





Ya-chen Chen

January 1, 2017

December 31, 2019

Linda Chiang

Walter Y.L. Kiang

Phylis Lan Lin

Tse-min Lin

Yu-Long Ling

Dan Palm

Hans Stockton

Robert Sutter

Stephen Uhalley

T.Y. Wang

Yenna Wu

T.J. Cheng

January 1, 2015

December 31, 2017

Thomas Bellows      

Dean Chen

Lowell Dittmer

June Teufel Dreyer

Edward Friedman

John Hsieh

James Hsiung

Chieng Chung Huang

Jerry A. McBeath

Ed McCord

Arthur Waldron

Chiung Fang Chang

January 1, 2016

December 31, 2018

Jacques deLisle

Wei-Chin Lee

Tse Kang Len

Cheng-Hsien Lin

Fang Long Shih

Vincent Wang

Chunjuan Wei

Yu-Shan Wu



Executive Director
Professor Peter C.Y. Chow
American Association for Chinese Studies

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The City College of New York - CUNY
Convent Avenue and 138th Street
New York, NY 10031
Primary Tel:         (212) 650-6206

Secondary Tel:     (212) 650-8268

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