About Us




Our Aim

The Academy of Chinese Studies promotes traditional Chinese culture and tells the stories of China today. Through innovative means, rich contents, and multiple perspectives, the Academy parades the glittering culture of the traditional China, presents the great rejuvenation of modern China, and probes the opportunities for the future of China in an age of tectonic changes. Rooted in Hong Kong with a global outlook, the Academy aims to foster the national identity of the younger generations in Hong Kong so that they know the past and connect it with the present to conquer the future. The Academy helps the world hear what China says, see how it grows, and understand what it aspires.



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.



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 2003 United Nations World Summit Awards - Culture & Tourism.

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”.

September 2018

The website underwent a thorough revamp, available in both traditional and simplified Chinese.

September 2019

The enhanced English version of the website was launched.

January 2020

ACS began to develop diversified teaching and learning resources for local schools. The “Chinese History and Culture Education Programme” was launched.

October 2020

“Fireflies Read Online”, an online reading platform, was launched to promote cross-curricular reading.

April 2021

Received Gold Award under the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme (WARS) 2020-2021 (Main site and Liberal Studies site).

July 2021

The Education Bureau and ACS co-organised The First Territory-wide Primary Schools Quiz Competition on Chinese History and Culture.

May 2022

The OHKF “Our China Story” multimedia information platform and “China Masters Series” joined ACS.

August 2022

Appointed by the Civil Service College, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, ACS will conduct foundation and advanced training programmes for the understanding of national affairs for civil servants.

September 2022

Collaborating with the Palace Museum, ACS will launch the educational kit “Our Palace” for primary and secondary schools.


Sponsoring Organizations

ACS would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their sponsorship and support:


Contact Us

Email: info@acsohk.org.hk
Phone: (852) 2603 3600
Fax: (852) 2603 0995
Address: 11/F, Fortis Tower, 77-79 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, H.K.