The Acoustical Society of China (ASC) is the only professional society in acoustics in China and is also a nongovernmental organization affiliated to the China Association for Science and Technology. As a union of acoustical scholars throughout China, ASC is dedicated to the development of science and technology in the field of acoustics, and to the promotion of popularization and exchange of relevant knowledge.
ASC was established in 1985, based on the Sub-Society of Acoustics, Chinese Physical Society, and the Applied Acoustical Society, Chinese Institute of Electronics. The membership is about forty-nine hundred at present. It has ten branch societies and fourteen provincial societies keeping abreast of developments and needs of the membership in their specialized fields or local areas. Those branches include physical acoustics, underwater acoustics, environmental acoustics, audio engineering, speech/hearing and music acoustics, biomedical ultrasonic engineering, detection ultrasonics, sonoelectronics, nonlinear acoustics, and acoustic media and information. There are six working councils for different affairs of the society, including scientific communication, scientific popularization, organization, international affairs, technical consultancy, and youth members’ affairs. The society publishes three academic journals, that is, ACTA ACUSTICA (both in Chinese and English), Noise and Vibration Control (in Chinese), and Applied Acoustics (in Chinese). The society has established two acoustical awards since 2008, that is, the Dah-You Maa Acoustical Award and the Best Paper Award for Chinese Youth Conference on Acoustics (CYCA).
ASC is also very active in the international professional affairs in acoustics. It has been a member society of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE) since 1982, the Western Pacific Acoustics Conference (WESPAC) since 1988, the International Commission on Acoustics (ICA) and International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), allied in UNESCO, since 1998, and the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV) since 2009. ASC successfully organized a series of international conferences, including the sixteenth and thirty-seventh International Congresses on Noise Control Engineering (INTER-NOISE 1987 and 2008), the Fourteenth International Congress on Acoustics (ICA 1992), the First Joint World Congress on Ultrasonics—Ultrasonics International (the WCU/the UI 2005), and many bilateral conferences on acoustics.
President: Xiao-min Wang
Vice Presidents: Qi Li Dong-xing Mao Xiao-jun Qiu Bo-sun Xie Chun-hua Zhang
General Secretary: Chun-hua Zhang