Several Chinese Associations exist in the United States. These associations are for individuals who are interested in learning more about the culture, history and current issues related to the Chinese community. Some of these associations are Arcadia Chinese Association, Peoria Chinese Association, Wharton China Association, and the China Association for Science and Technology.
Wharton China Association
Founded by Chinese students at the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton China Association is a student-run organization promoting business and cultural opportunities in China. The group is one of the largest student-led organizations on campus.
The Wharton China Association is comprised of four sub-divisions: the arts and entertainment division, the finance division, the professional development division, and the Wharton China Business Society. The largest social event hosted by the group is its annual “dating show” – which typically draws about 500 attendees including undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Koreans and Chinese-Americans.
The most important thing to know about the Wharton China Association is that it’s one of the largest student-run organizations on campus. In fact, it is so large that it was one of fifteen student organizations investigated by the University’s Office of Student Conduct over the last two years.
The Wharton China Association is also known for hosting educational business events and a “dating show” that draws Chinese undergraduates and alumni as well as students from other universities. The group has a professional development division promoting business and cultural opportunities in China.
Peoria Chinese Association
Founded in 1965, the Peoria Chinese Association (PCA) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with over 1,200 members. It’s mission is to promote and preserve Chinese culture, to foster understanding among its members, and to encourage participation in community activities. PCA has a number of clubs, each devoted to a different Chinese-American interest. The organization also provides workshops and activities for Chinese families.
The Peoria Chinese Association was founded on the principle that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in Chinese culture. In 1965, a small group of Chinese professionals in Peoria came together to form the organization that would later become the PCA. Since then, the group has maintained a strong foundation in the city of Peoria.
The PCA has a number of clubs that are devoted to a variety of Chinese-American interests, and is able to promote Chinese culture while fostering friendships between members. The organization also has a large number of volunteers who put on a number of fun and interesting events. These events include the annual Duanwu / Dragon Boat Festival picnic.
China Association for Science and Technology
Founded in 1980, the Chinese Society for History of Science and Technology (CSHST) is a non-profit organization affiliated to the China Association for Science and Technology. It is located in the Institute for History of Natural Science (IHNS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and has been working for the development of history of science. It is a member of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science/Division of History of Science (IUHPS/DHS) and serves as a Corresponding Member of IAHS.
CSHST hosts the International Conference on the History of Chinese Sciences in series. It is also a member of the International Union of History of Science and Philosophy (IUHPS) and the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Culture of Science (ISHAPS). It is also an academician of the 3rd World Academy of Sciences and serves in several international scientific organizations.
As the largest national non-governmental organization of scientific workers in China, the China Association for Science and Technology is a bridge between the Party and the government. It provides a platform for scientific workers to meet and exchange their views. It is also a major organizer of international scientific conferences.
Arcadia Chinese Association
ACA is a non-profit organization that provides cultural awareness to the community and supports educational and charitable events. The association’s mission is to “enhance and promote ethnic harmony” in Arcadia, CA. Through the organization’s activities, ACA helps the Chinese community connect with American culture and celebrate different holidays. The organization also hosts over 30 events a year.
The Chinese community is spread throughout the San Gabriel Valley, including Arcadia, Rosemead, and Alhambra. The Chinese community is composed of first and second generation immigrants from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia. Most ethnic Chinese residents live in Arcadia. The Chinese community has been displaced from its former home in Monterey Park. ACA will continue to promote ethnic harmony and bridge the differences between different cultures in Arcadia. The organization has been a major supporter of the Arcadia community for 30 years. A celebration and installation ceremony will be held on June 29. The new board will consist of 30 members.