The Academy of Chinese Studies (ACS) is dedicated to the promotion of Chinese culture. Through sharing knowledge on China’s history and culture with the people of Hong Kong, particularly youngsters, as well as Chinese and non-Chinese people around the world, we hope it will foster a more comprehensive understanding of China.
The logo consists of two parts: the top part, a silhouette of the roof of a Chinese pavilion, symbolizes protection and blessing; the bottom part, which is the Chinese character “ren” (people) is spelled out in ribbon text, symbolizing the continuity and vibrance of the Chinese culture. Together, the two parts form the character “wen” (literature) and conveys ACS’s firm commitment to promoting Chinese culture. The calligraphy of ACS’s Chinese name was penned by Mr. Wang Daohan, first Honorary President of ACS.
To cater to our ever-changing society and its needs, we strive to introduce China’s history and her latest developments in a concise, graphic-rich and systematic approach to help enhance readers’ knowledge of China’s past and present.
August 2000: the Academy of Chinese Studies (ACS) was registered as a non-profit organization
October 2001: launch of the Chinese version of the website (http://www.chiculture.net/) (then referred to “The Splendid Chinese Culture Website”)
December 2003: “The Splendid Chinese Culture Website” was awarded the United Nations’ World Summit Award for “World’s Best e-Contents” under the “e-Culture” category
December 2005: the simplified Chinese character version of “The Splendid Chinese Culture Website” was launched
July 2016: the English version of “The Splendid Chinese Culture Website” was launched
March 2018: ACS became a member organization of “Our Hong Kong Foundation”
ACS would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their sponsorship and support: