About Asian Cinema Studies Society
Asian Cinema Studies Society (ACSS) was started in 1984 by Dr. Mira Binford, with help from a coterie of Asian cinema scholars, including the present chair. Under Dr. Binford’s leadership, ACSS initiated a newsletter and held successful conferences in Athens, Ohio (1988), New York City, and Melbourne, Australia.
At a second conference in Athens, Ohio, in Fall 1994, Dr. John A. Lent was elected chair and editor-in-chief of Asian Cinema, which had evolved from a newsletter to a periodical. Dr. Lent changed Asian Cinema into an academic journal which publishes twice yearly and circulates to many countries. He still chairs ACSS (in 2012) and edits Asian Cinema, which has published through Vol. 22 (2011) a total of 32 numbers, each averaging 250-300 pages.
Other conferences of ACSS were held in Peterborough, Canada (1997), Norman, Oklahoma (2000), Jeonju, Korea (2002), Seattle, Washington (2003), and Beijing/Shanghai, China (2005).
Officers of the Asian Cinema Studies Society are:
Chair John A. Lent
Vice Chairs Tan See Kam
Secretary Treasurer Suzie Sau-Fong Young
Australia William van der Heide
Canada Suzie Sau-Fong Young
China Chen Xihe
England Ian Conrich
Europe Régis Bergeron
Japan Aaron Gerow
Korea Daiwon Hyun
Philippines Clodualdo del Mundo, Jr.
Turkey Asli Tunç
Advisory Board: Joseph Anderson, Chris Berry, David Bordwell, Nick Browne, Allan Casebier, Jihua Cheng, David Desser, Kwon-Taek Im, Donald Richie, Xie Fei