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Contact person: Professor Jieli Li, USCS Secretary General, Ohio University, USA
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  Council Members: (by alphabetic order of the name of each organization's representative)
   
  Mei Tang
Mei Tang, University of Cincinnati, Association of Chinese Helping Professionals Psychologists-International (ACHPPI)
   
  Xiaoling Shu
Xiaoling Shu, University of California at Davis, representing North American Chinese Sociologists Association (NACSA),
   
  Junhao Hong
University at Buffalo, representing Chinese Communications Association (CCA)
   
  Jieli Li
Jieli Li as the Secretary General, Ohio University
   
  Shiping Hua
University of Lo uisville, representing Glo bal Forum of Chinese Political Scientists (GFCPS),the Chair of the Advisory Committee
   
  Xiao-bing Li
Xiao-bing Li, is from University of Central Oklahoma, representing Chinese Historians in the United States (CHUS)
   
  Ding Ye
Ding Ye, Georgetown University, representing Society for Chinese Studies Librarians (SCSL)
   
  Ronghua Ouyang
Ronghua Ouyang, University of North Florida, representing Association of Chinese Professors in Social Sciences
   
  Wayne Huang
Professor, Ohio University, representing Association for Information Systems(AIS SIG-ISAP)
   
  Director of Public Relations
  Lin Gang
Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University
 
Eight Scholarly Organizations of China Studies Formed Alliance:

United Societies of China Studies (USCS)


Eight scholarly organizations of China studies based in the United States have formed an alliance, United Societies of China Studies (USCS). The eight participating organizations are: Association of Chinese Professors in Social Sciences (ACPSS), Chinese Communication Association (CCA), Chinese Historians in the United States (CHUS), Global Forum of Chinese Political Scientists (GFCPS), the Society for Chinese Studies Librarians (SCSL), Association for Information Systems(AIS SIG-ISAP), the Association of Chinese Helping Professionals Psychologists-International (ACHPPI),and North American Chinese Sociological Association (NACSA).

In addition, five scholarly institutions have joined the alliance as affiliated institutions: the Global Forum of Chinese Political Scientists, American University, the Center for International Strategic Studies, Peking University, China Program, The Carter Center, the Asian Studies Program, the University of Louisville, and the School of International Studies, Renmin University of China.

This is the first time in history that a large number of Western based scholarly organizations of China studies with different disciplinary focuses form an alliance. The majority of the members of these organizations have backgrounds in communications, history, political science and sociology. The organization principles of USCS resemble that of the United Nations in the sense that while they collaborate with each other in scholarly activities, the participating organizations enjoy sovereignty, equal rights and equal privileges.

The mission of USCS is primarily that of promoting academic information sharing, consultation, and possible coordinated projects of China studies among the member organizations in the United States as well as in the rest of the world, especially in the “Greater China” area.

The preliminary meeting to form the alliance was held in Louisville, Kentucky, the United States, on March 31, 2006. At the meeting, the first draft of the Agreement was drastically revised. The document was then circulated among these organizations for discussions. Now, the Agreement has been agreed upon by these organizations and institutions, the representatives of the four organizations have been selected, USCS has been registered as a non-profit organization in Kentucky, and the USCS Council has been formed.