The China Association


Chinese associations have existed in Western and Southeast Asian societies for centuries. Li (1999) provides an analytical framework for understanding their role. She explains that associations give migrants commercial advantages in the host country and in China and are closely linked to embassies and involved in China’s domestic political economy.


The China Association was formed as a mercantile body to represent the interests of traders with connections to China, Hong Kong and Japan. The Association worked closely with the London Chamber of Commerce, local Chambers and the Federation of British Industries in lobbying the Government and addressing commercial grievances with the authorities in China and Hong Kong.

Immigrants often joined associations of their family names, locations and profession to help them settle in their new homes and find community. If your ancestors were members of these organizations, you may be able to find their names on rosters and lists.

CCS membership benefits include direct access to the latest news and events impacting Chinese chemistry in both English (International Members) and Chinese (Domestic Regular Members). Additionally, CCS has international conferences each year with symposia that are presented in both English and Chinese. Members will be notified about conference opportunities based on their communication preference. In addition, CCS Fellows have the opportunity to present their research at these events.


The society holds various special events to promote Chinese culture, including food, holidays, language and customs. The organization welcomes people of all backgrounds who are interested in Chinese culture. It fosters friendship, unity and learning among its members.

The association’s activities also include sharing Chinese traditions with local non-Chinese communities. This includes helping with the translation of Chinese-language documents. It also works with mainstream organizations to promote the CCBA’s services and mission.

The CSA’s activities also include networking, which is a great way to get to know new people, and gaining career-related skills. The CSA’s social and cultural events have helped many of its members find success in their careers and personal lives. In addition, the CSA has a strong sense of community and provides a sense of belonging for Chinese students and their families. These benefits are especially important for those who come to the US for college or graduate school. Often, the relationships formed at the CSA will last a lifetime.


The 2023 AACS conference program committee invites proposals for panels, roundtables and individual papers that examine the many issues concerning China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, other Chinese communities, and the global Chinese diaspora. We welcome panels and papers in all disciplines, including but not limited to economics, education, history, law, literature, political science, and sociology.

The Association was formed in response to growing demands for a body to be set up which was exclusively concerned with Anglo-Chinese matters. Among the early members were representatives of the large China Houses such as John Swire & Sons; Jardine, Matheson & Co; and Paton & Baldwins, as well as Members of Parliament who had been returned from their posts in the East.

The association is non-political, non-profit and professionally oriented. Its members have advanced degrees in a variety of fields such as science and technology, education, business, law, medicine and art. The Association promotes friendship, communication and cultural exchange between the United States and China by providing opportunities and environments for networking and learning.


The CLTA newsletter keeps members informed about recent developments in the Chinese language teaching profession. The newsletter is published three times a year (in January, May, and September*) and is sent by email to active members. Full-page newsletter ads are $150. Submit an ad by clicking on the link below or using the online form.

In a statement released this afternoon, Nebraska Chinese Association board members dismissed as unfounded the accusations made by U.S. Sens Pete Ricketts and Deb Fischer and said that the allegations were likely politically motivated.

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