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


June Teufel Dreyer


Vice President

Tun-Jen Cheng





T.J. Cheng

January 1, 2018

December 31, 2020

Thomas Bellows

Dean Chen

Lowell Dittmer

June Teufel Dreyer

Joel Fetzer

John Hsieh

James Hsiung

Chieng Chung Huang

Elizabeth Larus

Abraham Hong Jen Lin

Ed McCord

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

January 1, 2019

December 31, 2021

Jacques deLisle

Wei-Chin Lee

Tse Kang Leng

Fang Long Shih

Vincent Wang

Yu-Shan Wu



Executive Director
Professor Peter Chow

Address: AACS R4/116
The City College,
Convent Avenue. & 138th Street
New York, NY 10031

Tel:(212) 650-8268

(212) 650-6206

Fax:(212) 650-8287