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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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 […]
February 28, 2022

ACPS Virtual Roundtable at 2022 ISA Annual Meeting (forthcoming)

China’s New Role in World Affairs: Partner or Competitor? This roundtable seeks to investigate the growing interconnectedness between China and the world by assessing China’s involvement […]