The Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS) is the largest U.S.-based organization dedicated to academic and professional activities relating to Chinese politics. The ACPS (a non-profit, non-political entity) has provided leadership, professional opportunities, and intellectual exchange to those interested in Chinese political studies for almost three decades. Since its founding in 1986, the ACPS has grown to an organization of over 1,000 members. It has held more than two dozen conferences and workshops around the globe, established a top international journal on Chinese politics (the Journal of Chinese Political Science), and overseen the publication of around 20 books.

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December 5, 2022
The 34th Annual Meeting and International Symposium Report
The 34th ACPS Annual Meeting and International Symposium was successfully held at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas on November 11th and 12th, 2022. Organized around […]
June 21, 2022
Rethinking and Reassessing China’s Political Development: A Post-Pandemic Perspective
Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS) The 34th ACPS Meeting and International Symposium Co-hosted by Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX November 11-12, 2022 Introduction ACPS is […]