Membership

Individual Membership

Benefits and Application Procedures

  • The Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS) is a non-profit, non-political organization for scholarly and professional, academic activities. For almost two decades, the ACPS, which is the largest U.S.-based academic organization devoted to the study of Chinese politics, has provided leadership, professional opportunities, and intellectual exchange to those studying Chinese politics.
  • ACPS seeks to promote excellence in all aspects of Chinese political studies. Towards this end, it organizes international conferences, manages a top notch journal called the Journal of Chinese Political Studies (JCPS), publishes edited volumes and special journal issues, maintains collaborative links with diverse institutions globally, and encourages the development of Chinese political studies.
  • Individual membership is open to academics and researchers studying Chinese politics, as well as related issues and problems.
  • Individual members enjoy the following benefits:
  1. The right to vote and run for ACPS Board of Director positions;
  2. Preferential consideration for participation in ACPS conferences and workshops. ACPS members approved for participation also have opportunities to receive any conference or workshop lodging, meal, and travel subsidies extended to those who have paid all required conference/workshop fees;
  3. Free online access to the JCPS and special opportunities to prepare JCPS book reviews;
  4. Complimentary access to the ACPS e-newsletter; and,
  5. Preferential consideration for participation in ACPS related group panels at American Political Science Association (APSA), International Studies Association (ISA), or Association for Asian Studies (AAS) meetings.
  • To apply for membership, interested individuals should click the membership application links on this page. Within 1 to 2 weeks after receipt of payment and your application, the ACPS will review and respond to applications for individual membership.
  • The ACPS welcomes applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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Institutional Membership

Benefits and Application Procedures

  • The Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS) is a non-profit, non-political organization for scholarly and professional, academic activities. For almost two decades, the ACPS, which is the largest U.S.-based academic organization devoted to the study of Chinese politics, has provided leadership, professional opportunities, and intellectual exchange to those studying Chinese politics.
  • The ACPS seeks to promote excellence in all aspects of Chinese political studies. Towards this end, it organizes international conferences, manages a top notch journal called the Journal of Chinese Political Studies (JCPS), publishes edited volumes and special journal issues, maintains collaborative links with diverse institutions globally, and encourages the development of Chinese political studies.
  • The ACPS offers institutional membership to entities that support the purposes of the ACPS. At present, institutional members include leading academic organizations, research centers, and think tanks actively engaged in China-related research and educational activities. Institutional membership is designed to provide a mechanism for other organizations to partner more closely with ACPS and each other, to create channels for information sharing, and to facilitate joint conferences, research, and teaching initiatives.

Premium (paid) institutional members are entitled to the following benefits:

  • A prominent listing on the ACPS website;
  • Two complementary annual memberships for individuals designated by your institution;
  • Two complementary conference registrations for individuals designated by your institution;
  • Prominent mention at ACPS conferences and workshops and preferred seating for a designated individual at ACPS conference and workshop keynote banquet dinners;
  • Free invitation to special ACPS institutional member gatherings;
  • One free on-line subscription to the ACPS’s flagship journal, the JCPS; and,
  • Free posting of suitable job advertisements and event announcements.

Regular (non-paid) institutional members are entitled to the following benefits:

  • A listing on the ACPS website;
  • Free invitation to special ACPS institutional member gatherings; and,
  • Free posting of suitable job advertisements and event announcements.

To inquire about institutional membership and the latest rates for premium institutional members, interested institutions should contact the ACPS President at [email protected]. All institutional membership applicants should provide the ACPS with a letter of interest and descriptive information about your institution and its programs (e.g. brochures, website information, and sample publications). After review and approval and, where relevant, the payment of appropriate institutional membership dues, the ACPS will conclude a Memorandum of Understanding with your institution.

College of International Affairs, National Chengchi University, Taipei

Contemporary Chinese Politics Research Institute, Shenzhen University

China Center for Strategic Studies, Peking University

Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies (CUSCPS), San Francisco State University

Institute for Advanced Study on Social Sciences (IAS), Fudan University

Institute for Political Development and Governance (IPDG), Peking University

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