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Alliance for Preserving the Truth of Sino-Japanese War (APTSJW)
APTSJW is a Northern California based grassroots organization dedicated to preserve the truth of the painful history of the Sino-Japanese War (1931-1945). APTSJW provides infrastructural support to research and educational organizations sharing the same conviction, and makes constructive recommendations to all concerned parties to heal old wounds, bring past conflicts to final closure, and lay the foundation for peace and prosperity in the region.
There is no ill feeling or hatred towards the Japanese people. The Japanese civilians, in fact, were also the victims of a handful of Japanese militarists who brought unspeakable horror to permanently scar the victimized nations, including Alliance for Preserving the Truth of Sino-Japanese War was founded on May 2, 1992 to address the grave concern that the Japanese government and Japan??s prominent political and business leaders continue to distort the history of its brutal aggression against China and her people, and their blunt refusal to accept Japan??s war responsibilities.
Contact Information:

P.O. Box 2066,
Cupertino, CA 95015-2066, USA
Tel: (415)-398-7758

American Artists of Chinese Brush Painting (AACBP)
Established in 1981. "The AACBP is to create and stimulate interest in Chinese brush painting, to enrich the knowledge of its members and the public in this art, and to promote intercultural understanding."
Contact Information:

Wynne Hayes
P.O. Box 4256
Huntington Beach, CA 92605

American Association for Chinese Studies (AACS)
Founded in 1959. AACS is the only academic society in America devoted exclusively to the general area of Chinese studies. The purpose of the Association is to Encourage the study of subjects related to China, especially in American educational institutions, Advance such study and teaching through the exchange of information and scholarship across disciplinary lines, and Promote understanding and communication between Western and Eastern scholars involved in Chinese studies.
Contact Information:

Professor Wen Hui Tsai
Department of Sociology/Anthropology
Indiana University-Purdue University
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)
Founded in 1981 "to be the unifying force for American acupuncturists who are committed to high ethical and educational standards, and a well regulated profession to ensure the safety of the public."
Contact Information:

American Association of Oriental Medicine
433 Front St.
Catasauqua, PA 18032
Tel.: (610)266-1433
Fax: 610-264-2768
Email: aaom1@aol.com

American Association of Chinese Physicians
Founded in 1995. AACP is a national medical specialty society which consists of physicians of Chinese descent throughout the United States of America. It is a non-profit, non-political organization. AACP's objectives are to improve medical treatment and health care for the Chinese community, promote research and professional education in all medical fields, advance career development and advocate for the rights of members of the Association, and develop medical knowledge and information exchange between physicians of the Association and their colleagues from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and other areas of the world.
Contact Information:

Dr. Henry Zhou
E-mail: aacp@compuserve.com

American Association of Fukien Medical University Alumni (AAFMUA)
Founded in 1999, the AAFMUA is a non-profit, non-political organization. The mission of the AAFMUA is to (1) unite Fujian Medical University (formerly named Fujian Medical College) alumni in North America, promote friendship, exchange information, help each other, therefore, all benefit from the organization; (2) encourage the alumni to serve their local communities with their skills; (3) keep in contact with our home university and home province, and make contributions to the development of Fujian Medical University (FMU) as well as medical education, scientific research and public health in China and the United States; and (4) establish contact with other alumni associations or academic organizations in America, learn from each other and support each other. A Working Committee of AAFMUA is elected by the rule of the Bylaws. The Bylaws, the Working Committee and contribution of everyone in the AAFMUA together govern this non-profit organization. Contact information:

Tongchuan Li, President (2002-2004)
Fax: 419 818 0250
E-mail: aafmua@yahoo.com
URL: www.aafmua.org

American Cancer Society, Eastern Division Chinese Unit (ACSEDCU)
Established in April of 1992. At that time the organization was called the Chinese American Cancer Association (CACA). By 1993, CACA became known as the American Cancer Society (ACS), Eastern Division Chinese Unit (ACSEDCU). "The unit provides free information including pamphlets, booklets, videos, books, etc. ; also arranges free mammograms and pap tests. Patients services including support groups, transportations, home care, etc."
Contact Information:

Jason Fu
American Cancer Society, Eastern Division Chinese Unit
41-60 Main Street, #206
Flushing, NY 11355
Tel.: (718)886-8890
Fax: (718)886-8981
Email: acs-chinese@worldnet.att.net

American Chinese Art Soceity (ACAS)
Founded in 1984. ACAS is to preserve excellence in Chinese Arts as part of America's rich cultural resources.
Contact Information:

ACAS 111 Truman Road
Newton, MA 02459-2640
Tel: 781-938-9900,
Fax: 781-938-5465

American Chinese Cultural & Economic Society (ACCESS)
Founded in 1997.
Contact Information:

Dr. Andrew Yao
512 Woodruff Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91007 Tel.: 626-446-2845 (h)
Fax: 818-677-9179 (h)
E-mail: chi.chuan.yao@csun.edu

American Chinese Medicine Association (ACMA)
American Chinese Medicine Association (ACMA) The American Chinese Medicine Association (ACMA), founded in 2004, is a professional organization where Doctors of Chinese Medicine (CMDs), acupuncturists, herbalists, other practitioners of Chinese Medicine, patients, and the public are united together by one of the most effective, safe, and influential world medicine - Chinese Medicine. It serves as a think tank where new ideas, thoughts, and viewpoints with regard to medicine in general, Chinese Medicine in particular, are created and born. It also provides a forum, where new ideas, thoughts, and viewpoints with regard to medicine in general, Chinese Medicine in particular, are expressed and exchanged.
Contact information:

Bob Xu, CMD
American Chinese Medicine Association
Tel.: 815-250-3334
E-mail: bxu@AmericanChineseMedicineAssociation.org
URL: http://www.AmericanChineseMedicineAssociation.org

American Sino Trade Development Council (ASTDC)
ASTDC is a private, bi-national non-partisan membership sponsored organization. It focuses on developing strategic relationships between American and Chinese companies by assisting American business people and Chinese business counterparts with their goals of improving economic, trade, finance, and cultural exchange between China and the United States.
Contact Information:

Was at:
One World Trade Center, 4601
New York, NY 10048
Tel: 212-466-1899
Email: astdcusa@hotmail.com

American Zhu KeZhen Education Foundation
Found in May 1995 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation. "The Foundation is named after the late Dr. Zhu Kezhen (a.k.a. Chu Kochen and K. Z. Zu) (1890-1974) who was a Harvard educated Ph.D. meteorologist, and an eminent researcher and educator in the modern Chinese history. Professor Zhu served as the president of Zhejiang University for 13 years (1936 - 1949). Under his distinguished leadership, Zhejiang University became a top university in China.
The Foundation was established for the purpose of promoting exchange and cooperation between Zhejiang University (now the largest university in China which merged with the former Hangzhou University, Zhejiang University of Medicine and Zhejiang Agriculture University in the summer of 1998) and universities in the United States in aspects of education and scientific research."
Contact Information:

Kwang-Chu Chao

Apple Tree Library Foundationbr> Apple Tree Library Foundation, incorporated in November 2002, as a non profit organization intended to promote English language competency in China through public/private collaborations. Its goals and objectives are (1) to establish public English language children's libraries in China; (2) to partner with municipal governments to promote reading and education; and (3) to introduce modern practices of public library management to China.
Contact information:

Cathy Hsiao, Founding Director
Apple Tree Library Foundation
880 Hollenbeck Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Tel.: 408-219-0199
E-mail: cathy.hsiao@appletreelibrary.org

Asian American/Asian Research Institute (AAARI)
Asian American/Asian Research Institute was established on November 19,2001, by the City University of New York Board of Trustees in a resolution sponsored by Queens College Interim President Dr. Rusell Hotzler. The Institute is a research and resource center on Asian American and Asian issues. It covers four areas: Asian American Studies, East Asian Area Studies, South Asian Area Studies and related Trade and Technology Studies. It sponsors, coordinates and publishes scholarly research on timely topics, while holding periodic workshops, seminars and lectures to provide educators, policy makers, government agencies, and various community/social/business organizations with its findings. AAARI will serve as a cultural and intellectual center, open to the public, as well as faculty and students from the CUNY community.
Contact Information:

Betty Lee Sung
25 West 43rd Street,
18th Floor, Suite 1805
NY, NY 10036.
Tel.: 212-869-0182
Fax: 212-869-0181

Asian American Federation of New York
The Asian American Federation of New York is a nonprofit leadership organization that works collaboratively to meet the critical needs of Asian Americans in the New York metropolitan area. Its mission is to (1) develop and strengthen leadership in our communities; (2) raise awareness and voice our community concerns in the public arena; (3) shape policies that improve quality of life; and (4) promote better understanding, cooperation and coordination among Asian Americans and other communities.
Contact information:

Asian American Federation of New York
120 Wall Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10005
Tel.: 212 344 5878
Fax: 212 344 5636
URL: http:www.aafny.org
E-mail: info@aafny.org
(Oct 2004)

Asian American Higher Education Council (AAHEC)
The Asian American Higher Education Council is a non-profit organization. It was established in 1989 by a group of committed students, faculty members and administrators at the City University of New York. Its mission is to raise awareness of and provide solutions to Asian American issues in higher education.
Towards this end, AAHEC has accomplished the following, inter alia: (1)Conducted numerous regional and national conferences, including social and economic needs of Asian American communities, as well as leadership training for Asian Americans in higher education.; and (2)Championed the rights of Asian American faculty, staff and students, including establishment of Asian American Studies courses at Hunter and Baruch Colleges. Contact Information:
Thomas Tam
P.O. Box 2030
Cherokee Station
New York, NY 10021-0063
Tel: 212-869-0182
(Jul 2004)

Asian American Institute (AAI)
Asian American Institute (AAI) was established in 1992 as a pan-Asian, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The mission is to empower the Asian American community through advocacy, utilizing research, education and coalition building. Current programs include the Redistricting Education Project, the APA Political Empowerment Initiative, APA Education Resource Guide and advocacy against hate crimes. The Institute's motto is to "empower, educate and advocate."
Contact information:
4753 North Broadway, Suite 904
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-271-0899
Fax: 773-271-1982
Email: aai@aaichicago.org
URL: www.aaichicago.org
(Jan 2007)

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), The
It was founded in 1981 by a few Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) journalists who felt a need to support one another and to encourage more Asian American and Pacific Islanders to pursue journalism at a time when there were few Asian American and Pacific Islander faces in the media. AAJA owes its founding to the vision of a small group of Los Angeles journalists. They included KCBS-TV News Anchor, Tritia Toyota; Los Angeles Times Business Editor, Bill Sing; and Los Angeles Times Fashion Editor, Nancy Yoshihara. AAJA's expansion into a truly national organization took off in 1985 with the formation of additional chapters. As a non-profit membership organization with more than 2,300 members in 19 chapters across the U.S. and Asia, AAJA's largest membership bases are generally concentrated in metropolitan areas on the West Coast (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle), East Coast (New York City and Washington, D.C.) and Mid-West (Chicago). Members are also organized in other areas throughout the U.S. (Arizona, Atlanta, Chicago, Florida, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, New England, Philadelphia, Portland, Sacramento, Texas, and San Diego).
Contact information:
Asian American Journaists Association
182 Market Street
Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415 346-2051
Fax: 415 346-6343
Email: National@aaja.org
URL: http://www.aaja.org
(Nov. 2004)

The Asian American Legal Center
Formerly the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium, the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) was founded in 1991 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and opened its Washington, D.C. office in 1993. AAJC works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans through advocacy, public policy, public education, and litigation. In accomplishing its mission, AAJC focuses its work to Promote Civic Engagement, to Forge Strong and Safe Communities, and to Create an Inclusive Society in communities on a local, regional, and national level. A nationally recognized voice on behalf of Asian Americans, AAJC focuses its expertise on affirmative action, anti-Asian violence prevention/race relations, census, immigrant rights, language access, and voting rights.
Serving the nation from its capital, AAJC is affiliated with the Asian American Institute of Chicago, Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California in Los Angeles and the Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco. Through our Community Partners Network Program, we are able to develop relationships with local community-based organizations through which technical assistance on projects ranging from anti-Asian violence to immigration, naturalization and welfare reform are being delivered.
AAJC continues to serve as a reliable source for the media, and is quoted on a regular basis in the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Post Intelligence and San Francisco Chronicle. ABC World News and National Public Radio have also turned to AAJC on the immigration debate. Among the ethnic press turning to AAJC are the International Examiner, A Magazine, Korea Times, Chinese World Journal and AsianWeek.
Contact Information:
Asian American Justice Center
1140 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: 202-296-2318
URL: http://www.advancingequality.org
(Nov. 2005)

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
Founded in 1974, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.
AALDEF focuses on critical issues affecting Asian Americans, including immigrant rights, civic participation and voting rights, economic justice for workers, language access to services, Census policy, affirmative action, youth rights and educational equity, and the elimination of anti-Asian violence, police misconduct, and human trafficking.
AALDEF has a 17-person staff, including nine attorneys and over 300 volunteers, including pro bono attorneys, community workers, and students. AALDEF receives financial support from foundations, corporations, individual contributions and special fundraising events. AALDEF receives no government funds. AALEDEF is a founding member of the Public Interest Law Center, located at 99 Hudson Street in New York, which is made up of the nation's leading legal rights groups, including the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Contact Information:
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
99 Hudson Street
12th floor
New York, New York 10013
Tel.: 212-966-5932
Fax: 212-966-4303
URL: http://www.aaldef.org
E-mail: info@aaldef.org

Asian Americans United (AAU)
Established in 1985, Asian Americans United exists so that people of Asian ancestry in Philadelphia exercise leadership to build their communities and unite to challenge oppression.
Contact information
Asian Americans United
Ellen Somekawa, Executive Director
1023 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Tel: 215-925-1538
E-mail: aau@aaunited.org

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote, The (APIAVote) )
The Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that encourages and promotes civic participation of Asian Pacific Islander Americans in the electoral and public policy processes at the national, state and local levels.
APIAVote envisions a society in which all Asian Pacific Islander Americans fully participate in and have access to the democratic process.
APIAVote began as the 1996 National Asian Pacific American Voter Registration Campaign, which comprised of national organizations that were just becoming conscious of the need to politically mobilize the APIA community.
1666 K Street NW, Suite 440
Washington, D.C. 2006
Tel: (202) 223-9170
FAX: (202) 457-0549 E-mail: info@apiavote.org
URL: Apiavote.org

The Asian Law Alliance (ALA)
Founded in 1977, the Asian Law Alliance is a nonprofit United Way Agency that provides law services for the Asian community. The staff speaks a number of Asian languages and is able to provide multi-lingual services in Chinese, Japanese, Laotian, Vietnamese, and many other languages. Along with legal services, they also provide presentations and pamphlets aimed at informing citizens of their legal rights and responsibilities, helping to prevent legal problems for immigrants that have lived here for both short and long amounts of time.
The attorneys at the Asian Law Alliance provide free and low cost legal advice, representation, information and referrals in a number of areas. For the elderly who have limited English skills the attorneys can safeguard their ability to receive health care, housing and social services. For recent immigrants the Asian Law Alliance answers questions about their rights and responsibilities and also provides citizen education workshops. ALA helps to prevent the victimization of Asians by discriminatory housing practices and also helps the disabled and low income families obtain government assistance.
ALA can also provide legal help and information to battered women who may speak little English, as well as a variety of other services including those concerning consumer, employment and education issues.
The Asian Law Alliance also provides legal services to nonprofit community agencies, advising child care and senior facilities, as well as organizing ways to curb violence and discrimination against Asian Americans.
Contact information:

184 East Jackson Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Tel: 408-287-9710

The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)
APALA is a national organization of Asian Pacific American union members. Founded in 1992. It organizes and works with Asian Pacific American workers to build the labor movement and address exploitative conditions.
Contact information:

Jin Sook Lee, TNG/CWA
Executive Director
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
815 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
Tel: 202-842-1263
Email: info@apalanet.org

Asian Women in Business
Asian Women in Business (AWIB) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1995 to assist Asian women to realize their entrepreneurial potential. AWIB fills a vital need for women who need information, education and networking opportunities to start or expand their businesses. It has sponsored many conferences and workshops, provided individualized technical assistance and served as a support mechanism for small business owners. Over 14,000 people have attended its sponsored events and it has become a reliable source of information for entrepreneurs. AWIB has an open door policy and works with other groups such as the Coalition of 100 Black Women, 100 Hispanic Women, and other organizations to maximize opportunities to share, learn and make business connections and deals. It also has consulting services in obtaining Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise certification and other areas of business development.
Contact Information:

Asian Women in Business
358 Fifth Avenue, Suite 504
New York, New York 10001
Tel: (212) 868-1368. Fax: (212) 868-1373
E-mail: info@awib.org

Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS)
Founded in 1979, the purpose of the AAAS is to advance the highest professional standard of excellence in teaching and research in the field of Asian American Studies; promoting better understanding and closer ties between and among various sub-components within Asian American Studies: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Hawai'ian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander, and other groups.
Contact information:

Association for Asian American Studies
Asian American Studies Program
420 Rockefeller Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-2502
Tel. (607) 255-3320
FAX (607) 254-4996
E-mail: aaasconference@cornell.edu or apa1@cornell.edu

Association of Chinese Americans
Founded at the beginning of 1980s. The Association of Chinese Americans, comprised of 500 members, is the largest collegiate Asian American organization in the United States. there are four main aspects: Social, Cultural, Political, and Community Service.
Contact Information:

Shang W. Chuang
Email: swc@ucla.edu

Association of Chinese Philosophers in America (ACPA)
Founded in December 1995 in New York. ACPA's purpose is to facilitate the academic work of Chinese teachers and students of philosophy in America. It aims to achieve this purpose by providing various means to enhance scholarly activity and creativity in philosophy and promote and exchange ideas among philosophers of all schools, ethnicities, and traditions.
Contact Information:

Yong Huang, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy
Kutztown University
Kutztown, PA 19530
Tel. (610)683-4556
Fax. (610)683-4738
E-mail: yhuang@kutztown.edu

Association of Chinese Political Studies
Founded in 1986. ACPS, formerly Chinese Scholars of Political Science and International Studies, is a non-profit academic organization registered in the United States with tax exempt status. Its purpose is to promote academic exchange among Chinese scholars and American scholars of China studies.
Contact Information:

Dr. Weixing Chen
Box 70651
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614-0651
Tel.: 423-974-7187
Fax: 423-439-4348
E-mail: chen@etsu-tn.edu

Association of Chinese Professionals
Contact Information:

Yong-Cheng Wang
Tel.: 404-639-8122
E-mail: yaw9@cdc.gov

Association of Chinese Scientists and Engineers
ACSE is an independent, nonprofit professional organization headquartered in Chicago. ACSE's missions are promoting friendships and exchanging professional information and experiences among members and enhancing exchanges of science, technology, and culture between the United States and China.
Contact Information:

P.O. Box 5447
Woodridge, IL 60517
E-mail: acseadm@acse.org

Association of Chinese Students and Scholars of New York (ACSSNY)
Established in 1985, the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars of New York (ACSSNY) is a not-for-profit, non-political, non-religious organization. It has chapters at thirty-three universities and research institutes in the Tri-State Area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut) . With more than five thousand members mainly from Mainland China, ACSSNY is the largest organization of Chinese students and scholars in USA. ACSSNY aims to provide a variety of services to Chinese students and scholars in the Metropolitan New York Area; to safeguard its members' legal rights; to strengthen unity and facilitate communication among the various branch associations through cultural, educational and social activities; to enhance communication and cooperation with other social organizations; to promote Chinese culture to the American people; to advance China's open-door and reform policies; and to serve as a bridge between China and the United States. (6/2003)
Contact Information

E-mail: info@acssny.org

Association of Chinese Teachers
Founded in the midst of the 1960's. ACT is a professional organization of dedicated educators actively striving for educational excellence and equity for all students through advocacy and outreach, professional development, parent involvement, community collaboration and involvement, and participation in educational policy making. TACT seeks to define the rightful place of Chinese students and teachers in the classrooms of America.
Contact Information:

Lisa Kwong
E-mail: tact@muse.sfusd.k12.ca.us

The Association of Preserving History of WWII of Asia (APHWA)
APHWA was formally formed on December 2, 1995 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is patterned after its sister organization, the Alliance for Preserving the Truth of the Sino-Japanese War (APTSJW) in Northern California. It is dedicated to victims of atrocities committed by Japanese militarism before and during W.W.II (1931--1945), in China as well as in Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and elsewhere in the Far East. APHWA seeks the truth concerning atrocities committed by Japanese militarism and is committed to the propagation of the truth. To accomplish these goals, it supports research on the facts of atrocities and aspires to work with educational organizations of like convictions. The ultimate objective of our organization is to heal old wounds and bring past conflicts to a final closure and it inspires to bring past conflicts to a final closure, while laying the foundation for peace and prosperity in the region. We have no ill feeling or hatred towards the Japanese people. The Japanese people, in fact, were also the victims of Japanese militarists. However before final reconciliation can come about, we feel that Japanese atrocities must first be recognized and acknowledged by the world at large, and Japan in particular.
Contact Information:
Dr. W. Chang,

Tel: (724)443-6213
Email: wchang@fyi.net

Association to Commemorate the Chinese Serving in the American Civil War (ACCSACW)
This is an electronic Monument built to commemorate the Chinese serving in the American Civil War and to spread the News that the Chinese people did serve in the American Civil War.
Contact Information:

Gordon Kwok
Email: gordonkwok@aol.com



The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange CCK Foundation) is a nonprofit organization. Headquartered in Taipei, Republic of China with a regional office in McLean, VA near Washington D.C. in the United States, the Foundation was established in 1989 in honor of the late President Chiang Ching-kuo. The Foundation's original endowment comes from two sectors. 53 million US dollars was allocated by the Ministry of Education and 33 million US dollars was from the private donors. The operation funds of the Foundation come from the interest generated from the endowment.
Contact information:

Office in the United States
McLean, Virginia

Chicago Chinese American Hiostorical Society
The Chicago Chinese American Historical Society (CCAHS) is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit, scientific, educational, literary, and cultural organization, incorporated in the state of Illinois. Its mission is to collect, study, interpret and disseminate the histories of Chinese communities in the Chicagoland area, Illinois, the Midwest, and in the US generally. The Society's program includes walking tours, archival development and oral history collection, publications, exhibits, lectures and workshops, among others.
Contact Information

Chung Ngai Gene Moy, President
Tel.: 312 528 0500
E-mail: gene@chinesechicago.org
URL: http://chinesechicago.org

China Foundation, Inc.
Incorporated as a non-profit, charitable organization in 1997. The mission of the Foundation is to provide basic medical services and medicine to remote villages in China where there are no clinics or trained medical professionals, to renovate or build elementary schools in rural areas of China where quality education is not available for children and adults, and to work with other non-profit organizations, foundations, and think tanks to provide assistance and solutions for developing and improving systems for health care, health insurance, education, and environmental protection in China.
Contact Information:
Dr. Jane H. Hu
Founder and Chairman
The China Foundation International Office
9216 Falls Chapel Way
Potomac, Maryland 20854
Tel.: 301 340 2065
Fax: 301 340 3814
Email: info@chinafoundation1.org

Chinatown Museum Foundation (CMF)
The Chinatown Museum Foundation is a 501C)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to maintain a museum, Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, for the purpose of promoting exhibitions, education, and research relating to Chinese-American culture and history in the Midwestern United States.
Contact information:
Chinatown Museum Foundation
P.O. Box 1767298
Chicago, IL 60616-7298
Tel.: 312 949 1000
Fax: 312 949 9100
E-mail: office@ccamuseum.org

Chinese Adoptee Link International (CAL)
The Chinese Adoptee Links International(CAL), founded in 2006, aims at connecting adopted Chinese children no matter where they live now; creating a global community of Chinese adoptees all over the world (including children from Hong Kong, mainland China, & Republic of China/Taiwan), and promoting resiliency & international exchange. CAL welcomes participants who were adopted from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China and who now live all over the world. Adoptees and their siblings (ages 8 & up) who would like to make friends from abroad are invited to join.
Contact information:

Chinese Adoptee Links International
506 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
E-mail: jenniferjuesteuck@post.harvard.edu

Chinese American Arts Council (CAAC)
Established in 1975 CAAC is to meet the cultural needs of an expanding immigrant population. "Providing opportunities for the general public to enjoy Asian cultural events, free or at minimal cost. Ensuring the continued vigorous development of both the traditional and contemporary Chinese art forms."
Contact Information:

456 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013
Tel: 212-431-9740
Fax: 212-431-9789
Email: cidn@idt.net

The Chinese-American Benevolent Association (CABA)
Established in 1960. CABA is a state chartered non-profit organization to promote social progress, human welfare and cultural heritage.
Contact Information:

Franklin Tse
5121 Hawkhurst Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331
Tel: 954-434-3732

Chinese-American Chemical Society (CACS)
Founded in 1981. "Membership is open mainly to persons with Chinese heritage, residing in North America, who are professionals and students in chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields. Individuals and corporation supporting the objectives of the Society may also be considered for membership."
Contact Information:

Phoebe K. Dea, Ph.D.
E-mail: dea@oxy.edu

Chinese American Citizens Alliance
First incorporated in 1895, reorganized in 1904. The Alliance was founded to fully enjoy and defend the rights and privileges of American citizenship, to support and obey the laws and constitution of the United States, to cultivate the mind through exchange of knowledge, to effect a higher character among the members, and to observe and practice the fundamentals of brotherly love and mutual help.
Contact Information:

Nancy A. Gee
1044 Stockton St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
Tel.: 415-434-2222
Email: oca@ocanatl.org

Chinese American Computer Association, see NBI Chinese American Computer Association

Chinese American Cultural Bridge Center, The
The Chinese-American Cultural Bridge Center is an American non-profit organization established in 1992. Its mission is to promote peace, fellowship, and understanding between the peoples of China and the United States. It brings Americans to China through expertly-designed Performing Arts Tours, Educational Tours and Shaolin Kung Fu Tours. The cultural arts and educational programs have enriched the lives of thousands by providing opportunities to learn, build educational partnerships and make lifelong friends.
Contact information:

Chinese-American Cultural Bridge Center
2809 Embers
Arlington Heights, IL 60006
Phone: 1-847-364-0162 - Toll-free: 1-877-592-7072
Fax: 1-847-718-0279
Email: info@cacbr.org

Chinese American Dietetic Association CADA)

CADA is the advocate of the dietetic profession serving the Asians and all others who have an interest in the Chinese culture and life style through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health, and well being, and through research that enhances the nutritional status of the Asians in the United States and worldwide.
Contact Information:
Gloria Young
c/o Virginia State University
Department of Human Ecology
Dietetic Programs
PO Box 9211
Petersburg, VA 23806
Tel: 804-524-5502
Fax: 804-524-5048
Email: ADARD@aol.com

Chinese-American Education Outreach Program (CAEDOP)

CAEDOP is initiated by Leon R. L. Wang, Professor-Emeritus and former Chairman of Civil Engineering Department, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. The program is to provide educational assistance to universities, junior colleges, and other technical training centers in the People's Republic of China (PRC) by scientific and technological professionals in the United States of America (USA). The Program will also promote cultural exchanges, international cooperation, and friendship among the people between the two countries across the Pacific Ocean.
Contact Information:

Leon R. L. Wang
Email: leonwang@aol.com
URL: http://www.aol.com

Chinese American Environmental Protection Association
CAEPA was founded in August 1988 in Oakland, California. CAEPAis a non-profit and non-political organization made up of professionals, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and others who are concerned about the environment. Our 300 members are mostly of Chinese heritage and living in Northern California but our membership is open to all who share a common interest.
Contact Information:

Chilin Cheng
E-mail: WaterResAdmin@asce-sf.org

Chinese American Food Society (CAFS)
Founded in 1975. CAFS now has more than 300 members, engaging in various aspects of endeavor in food science and technology, and working in universities, industries, businesses or governmental agencies.
Contact Information:

Amos Wu
E-mail: Ryaw43@aol.com

Chinese American Forum (CAF)

Founded in 1982 by Chinese Americans in tbe Greater DC. area, under the leadership of the CAF founder, Dr. Sheng Yen Lee, the Chinese American Forum (CAF) Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, non sectarian and non-government organization. Since January 1997, the CAF management team was first originated from St. Louis, MO, and later in 1999, from St. Charles, MO. The CAF goal is to provide an open and public forum for presenting views of Chinese/Asian Americans, and to promote mutual understanding between Chinese/Asian Americans and the American mainstream. It is worth remembering that in an authoritarian society, the majority dare not speak to avoid unjust persecution; in a democratic society, the minority must speak to claim their constitutional and human rights. To achieve that goal, CAF Inc. publishes a CAF Quarterly magazine (in English) which addresses concerns and issues on culture, history, education, and public affairs. The first CAF issue was published in May 1984 at Washington, DC, and the latest CAF issue (July 2002) at St. Charles, MO is the 69th. CAF readers include members of the White House, the U.S. Congress, university and public libraries, and people across the United States. Contact information:
T. C. Peng
Managing editor
P.O. Box 719
St. Charles, MO 63302-0719

Chinese American Independent Practice Associaiton (CAIPA) Chinese American Independent Practice Association (CAIPA) is a wholly-owned independent practice association indirect subsidiary of the Chinese American Physicians Marketing & Management Corp. (CAPM&M), collectively known as CAPM&M-CAIPA. CAPM&M' was formed on January 1, 1998, physician owned and managed limited liability company. The company intends to develop a network of physicians whom are members of the Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS). .CAIPA members are also members of the Chinese Americity Medical Society. CAIPA members are supporters of the CAMS, which is a national organization formed in 1963 in the New York City and has since became a national organization with approximately 800 members. The purposes of the Society are to advance scientific association of medical professionals of Chinese descent, and to promote health care of Chinese Americans. AMS-CAIPA Community Service Fund Solely sponsored by CAIPA physician-members through percentage of surpluses that they earned from risk-shared contract(s) with payor(s).

CAIPA 245 physician-members of whom 57% are primary care physicians and 43% are specialists. Each member is a shareholder with equal share of the company. Eleven managers are elected to serve on the Management Committee of which seven managers are primary care physicians, three specialists and one ob/gyn.
Contact information:

41 Elizabeth Street, Suite 43, New York 10013

Chinese American Librarians Association, The (CALA)

Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) was formed as a regional associaiton, Mid-West Chinese American Librarians Association in 1973. A year later, Chinese Librarians Association was formed in California in 1974. In 1976, Mid-West Chinese American Librarians Association was expanded to a national organization as Chinese American Librarians Association.. The new association was formally registered with the State of Illinois on June 9, 1976. In 1983, it merged with the Chinese Librarians Association in California. The newly merged Association adopts Chinese American Librarians Association's English name and Chinese Librarians Association's Chinese name. The objectives of the Association shall be: (1) To enhance communication among Chinese American librarians as well as between Chinese American librarians and other librarians; (2) To serve as a forum for discussion of mutual problems and professional concerns among Chinese American librarians; To promote Sino-American librarianship and library services; and (3) To provide a vehicle whereby Chinese American librarians may cooperate with other Associations and organizations having similar or allied interests. CALA has five chapters: California, Greater Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Florida, Midwest, and Southwest.
Contact Information:
Angela Yang, President
E-mail: http://www.cala-web.org

Chinese American Medical Society, The (CAMS)
The Society was conceived by a small group of Chinese physicians who met informally in New York City. In 1964, a formal organization called the American Chinese Medical Society was established. In 1986, the name was changed to Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS). The Society is incorporated as a non-profit, charitable, educational, and scientific society. Its missions are: (1) to promote the scientific association of medical professionals of Chinese descent; (2) to advance medical knowledge and scientific research with emphasis on aspects unique to the Chinese; (3) to establish scholarships to medical dental students and to provide endowments to medical schools and hospitals of good standing; and (4) to promote the health status of Chinese Americans. Currently, the Society has over 800 members. There are three Chapters: the Capital District Chapter in Albany, New York; the Greater Boston Chapter in Boston; and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter in Washington, D.C.
Contact information:
Chinese American Medical Society
E-mail: hw5@columbia.edu" or webmaster@camsociety.org

Chinese-American Planning Council
Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC), founded in 1955, is in response to the growing number of Asian immigrants in New York City following the liberalization of the immigrant law. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of Chinese Americans in New York City by providing access to services, skills and resources toward the goal of economic self sufficiency and integration into the American mainstream. CPC provides employment and training, daycare services.

Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association (CASPA)
Founded in 1991, CASPA has developed into the largest Chinese American semiconductor professional organization worldwide. It is an officially registered non-profit organization with both the Internal Revenue Service and the State of California. Its goals are: to provide networking and business expansion for corporate sponsors and individual members; to facilitate collaboration and communication among professionals and companies in the semiconductor industry; to promote the welfare of the members by supporting their interestsl to exchange information regarding job opportunities and career development globally. Currently CASPA has more than thirty five hundred individual members.
Contact Information:
URL: http://www.caspa.com
(Dec. 2004)

Chinese Finance Association, The (TCFA)
The Chinese Finance Association (TCFA) is a non-profit organization aimed at facilitating the exchange of ideas, knowledge and information on education, research and practice in finance and related areas between the US and China. Its missions are to bring together the collective wisdom and expertise of Chinese scholars and professionals active in the fields of finance, accounting, and money & banking in an effort to help understand and develop the Chinese financial sector; to promote rigorous academic research on financial reform issues using the foundations and methodologies of modern finance; and to improve the US academic and business world's understanding of China's changing social, economic, and business environment, and in particular her financial developments.
Contact Information:
Justin Jiang
315 West 33th Street, 31D
New York, NY 10001
E-mail: justinjiangzhm@yahoo.com
URL: http://www.china-finance.org/about/advisory.htm
(Dec. 2004)

Chinese for Affirmative Action/Center for Asian American Advocacy (CAA)

In early 1969, a small group of community activists, buoyed by the 1960s civil rights movement, recognized the need for an advocacy group for Chinese Americans who, like other minority groups, were systematically denied equal opportunity in many sectors of society. They realized that the time was ripe for the birth of Chinese for Affirmative Action. Among CAA's visionary founders were Lambert Choy, Lillian Sing, Ling-chi Wang and Germaine Wong.
By 1973, CAA was shifting from a loosely organized volunteer group to a full-fledged advocacy and service organization responding to a multiplicity of demands. CAA obtained funding for its job counseling and placement services for unemployed and economically disadvantaged clients from an anonymous donor, the San Francisco Foundation for its educational tapes and booklets entitled "SYYY - Practical English" and the Mayor's Office of Employment and Training.

CAA's objectives are (1) to promote equal employment opportunity for Chinese Americans and to support and assist Chinese Americans in pursuing complaints against employment discrimination, (2) to promote equal participation of Chinese Americans in appointed commissions and boards in both private and public sectors, and (3) to promote the availability of a fair share of public resources and programs for the Chinese American community in such areas as health care, housing, welfare, education, recreation, and small business development.
Contact Information:
Chinese for Affirmative Action/Center for Asian American Advocacy
The Kuo Building
17 Walter U. Lum Place
San Francisco, CA 94108
Tel.: 415 274-6750
Fax: 415 397-8770
URL: http://www.caasf.org
E-mail: info@caasf.org

Chinese Historical Society of America
The Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA), conceived in San Francisco in the fall of 1962, was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization on January 5, 1963. It is the first such Chinese American historical society in North America and one of the oldest and largest organizations dedicated to the study, documentation, and dissemination of Chinese American history. To accommodate their expanding programs and exhibitions, CHSA opened the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum and Learning Center in the historic Julia Morgan Chinese YWCA building in November 2001.

CHSA's goals are: (1) to establish, maintain, and operate a scientific, literary, and educational organization; (2) to study, record, acquire, and preserve all suitable artifacts and such cultural items as manuscripts, books, and works of art or their facsimiles which have a bearing on the history of the Chinese living in the United States of America; (3) to establish a headquarters to enable the display of such items as are acquired; (4) to issue papers and publicity pertaining to the findings of the Society; and (5) to promote the contributions that Chinese Americans living in this country have made to the United States of America.
Contact information:
The Chinese Historical Society of America
965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Tel.: 415 391-1188; Fax: 415 391-1150
E-mail: info@chsa.org URL: http://www.chsa.org

Chinese Music Society of North America

The Chinese Music Society of North America (CMS) was organized in 1969 and was officially founded in 1976 as a federal non-profit international organization to increase and diffuse the knowledge of Chinese music and performing arts. Today it has grown to become the national association of Chinese musicians and scholars and National and International organization specializing in Research and Educational Material in English (Special Reports, Monographs, Pictures/Slides, Journal Publications, Archaeological Finds, Cultural Relics) concerning Music/Theater/Dance

The Society sends all members without charge its official international journal, Chinese Music.
Contact information:
Chinese Music Society of North America
PO Box 5275
Woodridge IL 60517
Tel.: 630-910-1551; FAX: 630-910-1561
URL: http://www.chinesemusic.net

Chinese School Association in the United States

The Chinese School Association in the United States (CSAUS) is a (501) (C) (3) not-for-profit organization established in 1994 by Chinese School leaders and educators in the United States. The goals of CSAUS are to provide information, networking, services to member schools in promoting Chinese language and cultural education, helping the younger generation to preserve and appreciate Chinese heritage, bridging educational and cultural exchanges and friendship between USA and the People's Republic of China, and representing its member schools in marketing and maximizing organizational efforts to gain resources and supports from related institutions in the United States and from China. Currently, CSAUS has more than 300 membership schools in the United States, covering 41 states and all major cities.
Contact information:
Chinese School Association in the United States
Fox Run Powell, OH 43065
Fax: 614 863 0685
E-mail: csaus@csaus.org
URL: http://www.csaus.org

Committee of 100, The

The Committee of 100 (C-100), founded in 1990 by a group of concerned Chinese-Americans, is a national non-partisan organization composed of American citizens of Chinese descent. Each member has achieved positions of leadership in the United States in a broad range of professions. With these diverse backgrounds, members collectively pool their strengths and experience to address important issues concerning the Chinese-American community, as well as issues affecting U.S.-China relations. C-100 is committed to a dual mission: (1) encouraging stronger relations between the U.S. and Greater China and (2) encouraging the full participation of Chinese-Americans in all aspects of American life.
Contact information:
C-100 New York City Office
677 Fifth Avenue 5th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Tel.: 212-371-6565; Fax 212-371-9009
URL: http://www.committee100.org


Dhara Drum Mountain Buddhist Association
Founded in 1996 by Ven. Sheng-yen, the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association has the following goals: uplift the character of all mankind; make our world a Pure Land; offer ourselves for the benefits of all; embrace the original intention of the Buddha; advance the purification of the world; and promote comprehensive humanitarian education; deepen the roots of kindness and compassion for all.
Contact information:
Chan Meditation Center
90-56, Corona Avenue
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Tel.: 718 592-6593
Fax: 718 592-0717
E-mail: ddmbaus@yahoo.com
Dharma Drum Retreat Center
184 Quannacut Road
Pine Bush, NY 12566
Tel.: 845 744-8114
Fax: 845 744-8483
E-mail: ddrcny@yahoo.com

The Dui Hua Foundation
The Dui Hua Foundation ("dui hua" means "dialogue" in Chinese), incorporated in April 1999, is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving human rights by means of a well-informed dialogue conducted between the United States and China. John Kamm, founder and chairman of the foundation, was an early advocate of corporate responsibility and has intervened on behalf of many Chinese political detainees. He received the Department of Commerce's first Best Global Practices Award in 1997 from President Bill Clinton, and was given the 2001 Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights by President George W. Bush for his efforts to "engage the Chinese government in a results-oriented dialogue on human rights."

On September 28, 2004, Kamm was awarded with a MacArthur Fellowship. The award, also known as the "genius award," is given to those who develop original ways to make a difference in today's world. This is the first time the fellowship is granted to a businessman.
Contact information:
The Dui Hua Foundation
450 Sutter Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94108
Tel.: (415) 986-0536
Fax: (415) 986-0579
Email: duihua@duihua.org


Formosan Association for Public Affairs
The Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA), established in 1982 in Los Angeles, is a world-wide, Washington headquartered, non-profit organization. Its goals are: (1) to promote international support for the right of the people of Taiwan to establish an independent and democratic country and to join the international community; (2) to promote relations and cooperation between Taiwan and the United States; (3) to protect the right of self-determination for the people of Taiwan; (4) to promote peace and security for Taiwan; and (5) to advance the rights and interests of Taiwanese communities throughout the world.
FAPA's mission is educational. The organization provides US policy makers, the media, scholars and the general public with information on issues related to Taiwan. FAPA informs and updates Members of Congress and their staff on Taiwanese issues. FAPA seeks to articulate the point of view of the people of Taiwan.
FAPA sees support for democratization as beneficial to American interests, since a more open society on Taiwan will help foster safety, security and peace in the Pacific Basin. It has 55 chapters.
Contact information:

Formosan Association for Public Affairs
552 7th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
Tel.: 202 547 3686
Fax: 202) 543 7891
URL: www.fapa.org
Email: home@fapa.org