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 nearly 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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Published Books

December 1, 2011

The Chinese Labyrinth Exploring China’s Model of Development

August 1, 2011

Reviving Legitimacy: Lessons for and from China

News and Announcements

September 16, 2021

NCUSCR Public Intellectuals Program, 2021-2023


September 14, 2020

The 33rd Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS) Annual Meeting and International Symposium

Exploring the Future of Research on Chinese Politics and Policy
October 19-23, 2020
Hosted by: Middlebury College