The collection comprises the administrative records of the British Association for Chinese Studies, and includes correspondence to and from the BACS Council, minutes of Council meetings and Annual General Meetings, financial records, membership records, material relating to conferences and scholarships organised by BACS, publications, and related organisations.
British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS) Archive
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 102 BACS
- Dates of Creation1976-2011
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description14 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The British Association for Chinese Studies was founded in 1976 during a conference held at SOAS University of London. The aim of the organisation is to encourage and promote Chinese studies in the United Kingdom.
BACS publishes the 'Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies' and the annual 'BACS Bulletin', and holds an annual BACS Conference, as well as arranging other conferences, seminars, lectures and events. BACS also administers scholarships for study and research in Taiwan.
BACS is administered by an elected Council.
The collection is arranged as follows:
BACS/01: Council correspondence and papers
BACS/02: Council Meeting minutes
BACS/03: Annual General Meeting papers
BACS/04: Financial records
BACS/05: Membership records
BACS/08: Schools liaison and education
BACS/09: Chinese Postgraduate Network
BACS/10: British Association for Chinese Studies publications
BACS/11: Related organisations
Deposited by the British Association for Chinese Studies in 2001, with an accrual in 2016.