The Chinese Mathematical Society (CMS), as an essential society of the China Association for Science and Technology, is nongovernmental organization for Chinese mathematicians. The aim of the Chinese Mathematical Society is to unite the mathematical scholars throughout China to contribute to the advancement of science and technology, to further the development of mathematics and to promote collaboration and exchange of information among its members.
Over the past few decades, the Chinese Mathematical Society has been pursuing its mission by organizing domestic and international academic exchanges, presiding over the publication of mathematical periodicals, undertaking activities for the promotion of mathematical education, providing advisory services and disseminating mathematics knowledge, approving and encouraging the members with outstanding achievements. At present the Chinese Mathematical Society has over 50,000 individual members. It plays a very important role in the fields of mathematical researches and mathematical education.The current president (from 2008-2011) is MA Zhiming, and the vice presidents are CHEN Zhiming, GONG Fuzhong, LI Anmin, LONG Yiming, WANG Shicheng, WU Zongming and Zhou Xiangyu. The general secretary is WANG Changping.
At the beginning of the last century, some Chinese scholars came back from abroad and devoted themselves to establishing departments of mathematics in Chinese universities towards training young qualified mathematical scientists and advocating mathematical research in China.
The Chinese Mathematical Society was founded in Shanghai in July, 1935. The inaugural meeting with 33 representatives was held at the library of Shanghai Jiaotong University from 25th through 27th of July, 1935. At the time of its founding, the society established the board of Trustees and the Council, staffed by HU Dunfu, FENG Zuxun, ZHOU Meiquan, CHIANG Li-Fu, HIONG King-Lai, CHEN Kien-Kong, SU Buchin, KIANG Tsai-Han, QIAN Baozong, FU Zhongsun, et al.
Till 1930’s, a group of scholars who were engaged in modern mathematics teaching and research was formed, among them HU Dunfu, FENG Zuxun, HIONG King-Lai, CHEN Kien-Kong, CHIANG Li-Fu, YANG Ko-Chuen, SU Buchin, KIANG Tsai-Han et al were the leading scholars. At that time a group of mathematical talents appeared, of them excellent representatives were HUA Loo-Keng, CHERN Shiing-Shen and SHU Pao-Lu.
The Chinese Mathematical Society was originally located at the China Science Press, 533 Albert Road Shanghai. In 1949, it moved to Institute of Mathematics, and it is at Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. The Chinese Mathematical Society convened the first general assembly since 1949 in Beijing in August 1951, the second in Shanghai in February 1960, the third in Chengdu in November 1978 and the fourth in Wuhan in October 1983. HUA Loo-Keng had been president for three consecutive terms since the first assembly. At the fourth general assembly, HUA Loo-Keng, SU Buchin, KIANG Tsai-Han, WU Daren and KE Zhao were elected honorary presidents, while WU Wentsun was elected president. The presidents of the firth to the ninth of the Chinese Mathematical Society are WANG Yuan, YANG Lo, CHANG Kung Ching, MA Zhiming and WEN Lan, respectively.Read More»