The 'Bonner Gesellschaft für China-Studien (BGCS) e.V.' is a non-profit association which is made up of scientists, students, economic representatives and different parties interested in China. Through its activities, the association contributes to international understanding as well as to the promotion of education and science. The BGCS informs and facilitates discussions not only about Chinese society, culture and economy but also about its history, its current state and its future. The main aim of the BGCS is draw up a multi-facetted picture of China through its up-to-date information and widely based expertise.