2015 American Centers for Cultural Exchange Conference (ACCEX) 



2015 American Centers for Cultural Exchange Conference

June 14 - 16, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Xi'an, China


Arizona State University is hosting the 2015 American Centers for Cultural Exchange Conference (ACCEX) to be held in Xi'an on June 14-16, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza Xi'an hotel.

The theme for the June 2015 ACCEX conference in Xi’an is “Cultural Exchange: US and China, Business and University.” We will focus on cooperation between higher education and the business community in several sessions:

  • Welcome remarks by U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus 
  • A panel of top executives of international businesses in Xi’an discussing ways that American Culture Centers and companies can work together for mutual benefit, including ways to prepare students for an increasingly global workforce
  • A panel of HR directors from Xi’an businesses speaking to students about the differences between working for Chinese companies vs. international businesses

In addition, we will hear from ACCEX members on how to take advantage of opportunities funded from the Henry Luce Foundation grant.


Featured speakers include:






The Honorable Max Baucus, U.S. Ambassador to China 

  • U.S. Senator from Montana from 1978-2013
  • Significant experience in international trade policy
  • Deeply involved in facilitating China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization
  • Graduate of Stanford University




Professor Huang Ping of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

  • Former Director of the Institute for American Studies
  • President of the Chinese Association for American Studies
  • Currently the Director of the Institute for European Studies
  • Graduate of Sichuan University



Professor Xiao-huang Yin, Professor of American Studies at Occidental College, California

  • Currently Fulbright Distinguished Chair Professor at Nanjing University
  • Specialty is Chinese/Asian American experience and Chinese-American literature
  • Founding director of Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University
  • Graduate of Nanjing and Harvard Universities



Professor Wei Li, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning, Arizona State University

  • Also professor of Asian Pacific American Studies, ASU’s School of Social Transformation
  • Specialty is U.S.-China science, technology and education exchanges; and migration from the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries to the U.S. and Canada


 We look forward to seeing you in June.



We are a network of educators and global leaders committed to educating the next generation of students and citizens about American culture, history, values and beliefs. 



Cultural Exchange

ACCEX is a bilateral organization of American Cultural Centers (ACCs) throughout China. These centers are located on university campuses and are jointly managed by American and Chinese Universities


Education Programs

The ACCs create programs, outreach activities, exhibits, lectures, and performances that foster a deeper appreciation for American society and values by thoughtful exploration of the nuances and complexities of American life.


The ACCEX network facilitates shared resources, cooperative programs, the exchange of ideas, and funding opportunities. ACCEX members and network supporters convene annually to build a stronger network and bilateral relationship between China and the United States.