• Featured News

    Online exhibit opens: “China100 @ UH Mānoa: Online Exhibit to Commemorate 100 Years of Chinese Studies at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa”.

    The exhibit focuses on the first fifty years (1920-1970) of Chinese Studies at UHM, highlighting the evolution of academic units, the contributions of faculty, and the creation of the Chinese library collection.

    The curators (Shana Brown, History; Song Jiang, EALL; Dongyun Ni, Hamilton Library) welcome your comments, questions, and suggestions, and hope that former students and UH faculty will share memories and contribute materials to add to the exhibit. There is a feedback form at the exhibit  you can use.






  • 2023 Hawai‘i International Conference on Chinese Studies (HICCS)

    The third annual Hawai‘i International Conference on Chinese Studies (HICCS) will be held in-person from January 4 (Wednesday) through January 6 (Friday), 2023. This conference will bring together educators and professionals from a wide range of fields in Chinese Studies to present papers on various aspects of Chinese culture and society in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and among overseas Chinese societies. The goal of the conference is to create an interdisciplinary atmosphere for our understanding of the past, present, and future of Chinese society. Papers will address issues within China and in Chinese communities throughout the world.

    For details, see http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hiccs/

    The CCS logo emulates a Han dynasty tile design, and was created by Art faculty member Tsao Hsing-yuan in 2002.

  • About Us

    The Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) is housed within the University’s School of Asian and Pacific Studies, along with the Centers for Japanese, Korean, Okinawan, Pacific Islands, Philippine, South Asian, and Southeast Asian Studies. SPAS is also home to two degree-granting units‚ the Asian Studies Program and the Center for Pacific Islands Studies.

    The UHM CCS is constituted of 47 professorial rank faculty specializing in Chinese studies in 30+ disciplines and professional schools, offering 150+ courses at BA, MA, and PhD levels to nearly 150 student majors. It is one of the largest such training and research centers in the world outside of Asia.


    The Center for Chinese Studies aims to foster interdisciplinary understanding of China (Hong Kong, Macao), Taiwan and other Chinese-speaking societies worldwide as well as of Chinese civilization and its long connections to Hawai‘i. The Center pursues this goal by supporting faculty research, publications, conferences, national and international linkages, and community outreach.

    The latest Bylaws of CCS (2022) have been approved.

    CCS Bylaws 2022

    Staff of CCS