Chinese American Association

Chinese associations, especially hometown associations, create a home away from home for their members. They also provide assistance with acquiring naturalization and registration as voters.

Associations are semi-official and answerable to embassies for special political mobilisation as well as business regulation (such as imposing discipline over unhealthy commercial competition). They also act as a proxy of collective Chinese interests in host societies.


Members are primarily scholars with an interest in Chinese political history. Founded in 1932, the Association is one of the oldest and most well-established international academic communities with long-term historical roots in China. Its members are among the most distinguished modern Chinese historians worldwide.

The CCBA is an umbrella organization for sixty member organizations representing a cross section of New York City’s Chinese community. These organizations include family associations, religious and cultural groups, professional and trade organizations, and civic groups.

The mission of the Chinese American Nurses Association is to support nursing professionals of Chinese heritage. Membership includes opportunities for networking and clinical, academic and career support. The Association is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation. To become a member, one must be of Chinese heritage and licensed as a registered nurse in the United States. The Society also offers Honorary Membership to individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of the Association or its members.


The association provides social and intellectual activities for Chinese students and scholars and promotes the understanding of Chinese culture, language and history to the general public. The association also encourages its members to participate in community volunteer activities and cultivates their sense of social responsibility.

The club organizes various cultural events such as the Chinese New Year celebration, the Summer Picnic, and the Chinese Arts and Calligraphy Exhibition. All members and the campus community are welcome to attend these events.

CCBA has collaborated with other non-profit Chinese organizations in Kalamazoo to host a Chinese New Year Gala. This event is a wonderful opportunity for students to showcase their talents and share their passion for Chinese culture.

The Department of Chinese and Japanese offers weekly language tables where students can practice their skills in a friendly setting. These sessions are a great way to meet fellow students and professors who are interested in Chinese and Japanese cultures.


For generations the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) has represented and served the community of Chinatown. Performing a quasi-governmental role, the CCBA has advocated on behalf of its members, assisted in obtaining business ownership and even provided assistance to immigrant families seeking to obtain U.S. citizenship and voter registration.

During the early years of Communist rule, the communists recruited primarily from two segments of the population: workers and intellectuals. Workers were placed in positions of command, not only in factories but also in state administration, while the intellectuals were put through special indoctrination programs (“thought reform”) designed to ensure their complete loyalty to the new regime. Throughout this period the CCBA was involved in fund-raising activities and hosted a series of dinners. These were attended by members and other prominent people in society, with the proceeds being donated to a variety of causes. These dinners were often sponsored by local politicians, who would speak at the events.


Chinese Americans are a vibrant, thriving community that connects, enables and enriches at local, state, national and international levels. UCA promotes a shared heritage, compassion, public service, civic engagement, political empowerment and spiritual enrichment for the benefit of all.

The Communists recruited mainly from two segments of the population: workers, and intellectuals. The former were placed in command positions, and special indoctrination programs (“thought reform”) were introduced to elicit their full commitment to the new system.

Members receive direct access to the latest news and events impacting the chemistry community in both Chinese (Domestic Members) and English (International Members). CCS Congress and other conference opportunities are offered based on communication preference. In addition, members are invited to participate in overseas business delegations and receive priority invitations to attend the biennial WCEC and other international conferences and symposiums featuring China. Members also get exclusive access to UCA’s extensive business resources including a member database and the quarterly publication, Chinese Entrepreneur.

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