Statement of Purpose

The Chinese Historians in the United States (CHUS) was founded in 1987 by the first generation of Chinese students and visiting scholars who had come to the U.S. to study history during China’s opening-up era. As an affiliated society of the American Historical Association (AHA), CHUS has grown into an academic organization consisting of more than 150 historians from the academia in the U.S., China, and the rest of the globe. With a mission to promote scholarly exchange among its members as well as among colleagues anywhere in the world and to contribute to the advancement of studies of and education in Chinese history, Asian history, world history, and the history US-China relations, CHUS welcomes anyone with the same interest and pursuit to join us for professional support, intellectual inspiration, and camaraderie.

CHUS Bylaws

Board of Directors (2019-2021)

Zhiguo Yang
University of Wisconsin River Falls

Dandan Chen
Farmingdale State College, State University of New York

Xiaojia Hou
San Jose State University

Conference Coordinator
Danke Li
Fairfield University

Newsletter Editor and Web Manager
Mao Lin
Georgia Southern University


Past Presidents

Gao Wangling, Initiator of CHUS, 1987
Gao Zheng, 1987-1988
Wang Xi, 1988-1989
Man Yunlong, 1989-1990
Hong Zhaohui, 1990-1991
Liang Kan, 1991-1992
Wang Qingjia, 1992-1993
Zhang Shuguang, 1993-1994
Li Xiaobing, 1994-1997
Li Hongshan, 1997-1999
Lu Hanchao, 1999-2001
Zhai Qiang, 2001-2003
Wang Di, 2003-2005
George X. Wei, 2005-2007
Patrick Shan, 2007-2009
Yao Ping, 2009-2011
Cong Xiaoping, 2011-2013
Xiao Zhiwei, 2013-2015
Li Xiaobing, 2015-2017
Fang Qiang, 2017-2019