The International Chinese Sociological Association (ICSA) was recently renamed from the North American Chinese Sociologists Association (NACSA), a nonprofit association that aims to promote social scientific research on Chinese societies, cultures, and populations in the world.  The association functions to foster scholarly exchanges and to facilitate a continuing dialogue among sociologists of Chinese and non-Chinese descent in North America, Pacific Asia, and elsewhere in the global community.  To achieve this goal, the NACSA organizes conferences, publishes newsletters, and carry out cooperative activities, including professional exchanges, joint research, information networks, and scholarly visits.