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
                                   Joelle Collier
Secretary Treasurer        Suzie Sau-Fong Young
Regional Coordinators:
           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