Academy of Chinese Studies

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 "人" (people) is spelled out in ribbon text, symbolizing the continuity and vibrance of the Chinese culture. Together, the two parts form the character "文" (literature) and conveys ACS's firm commitment to promoting Chinese culture.


October 2023

Wang Xudong, Director of the Palace Museum, highly praised the achievements of "Our Palace" educational series and continued to work together on the "Our Palace II" series.

September 2023

"AI Tells A Story – Walking Through the Wartime Era" teaching kits and platform were launched with funding support from the Quality Education Fund.

January 2023

Launch "The Great Wall E-Tour" interactive learning platform in Hong Kong in co-operation with Tencent Foundation.

December 2022

Support the "Innotech Expo 2022" organised by OHKF and hold a series of programmes with about 60,000 participators including the teachers and students from primary and secondary schools.

September 2022

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

August 2022

"Our China Story" multimedia information platform won the Silver Award for Best Original Content and the Bronze Award for Best Launch/Rebranding at the Spark Awards 2022 for the theme "Modern China in 90 seconds".

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.

May 2022

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

July 2021

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

April 2021

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

October 2020

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

January 2020

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

September 2019

The enhanced English version of the website was launched.

September 2018

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

March 2018

ACS became a member organisation of "Our Hong Kong Foundation".

July 2016

The English version of "The Splendid Chinese Culture Website" was launched.

December 2005

The simplified Chinese character version of "The Splendid Chinese Culture Website" was launched.

December 2003

"The Splendid Chinese Culture Website" was awarded 2003 United Nations World Summit Awards - Culture & Tourism.

October 2001

Launch of the Chinese version of the website ( (then referred to "The Splendid Chinese Culture Website")

August 2000

The Academy of Chinese Studies (ACS) was registered as a non-profit organisation.


Our China Story offers updates on the development in modern China from an engaging on-the-ground perspective. The platform also shares inspiring stories on everyday life and key events in China, presenting the country’s promises and opportunities at a time of mega changes in international political order.

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