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


Hans Stockton, President 

        John Hsieh,  Vice President





Ya-chen Chen

January 1, 2014

December 31, 2016

Walter Y.L. Kiang

Phylis Lan Lin

Dan Palm

Hans Stockton

Stephen Uhalley

Linda Chiang

Yu-Long Ling

Tse-min Lin

Robert Sutter

T.Y. Wang

Yenna Wu

T.J. Cheng

January 1, 2015

December 31, 2017

Thomas Bellows      

June Teufel Dreyer

James Hsiung

John Hsieh

Ed McCord

Lowell Dittmer

Edward Friedman

Chieng Chung Huang

Jerry A. McBeath

Arthur Waldron

Chiung Fang Chang

January 1, 2016

December 31, 2018

Jacques deLisle      

Steven Phillips

Vincent Wang

Yu-Shan Wu

Cal Clark      

Wei-Chin Lee

Wing Thy Woo

Jenn-hwan Wang

Fang Long Shih

Cheng-Hsien Lin

Chunjuan Wei



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

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New York, NY 10031
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Secondary Tel:     (212) 650-8268

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