A Brief Introduction to
The Chinese Society for Futures Studies
The Chinese Society for Futures Studies (CSFS) founded on January 16,1979, is a corporation aggregate at national level examined and approved by the Ministry of Civil Administration of The People’s Republic of China (Social group registration certificate No.4067, issued by the Ministry of Civil Administration, PRC), and a nation-wide academic social group established according to law and engaged in futures research.
CSFS is a component group of China association of Science and Technology (CAST), and an affiliate society under the direct leadership of CAST.
CSFS is also an institutional member of The World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF), a global futures studies organization and a B class consulting body to UNESCO.
The aim of CSFS is to build and develop a system of futures research discipline with China characteristics; to study the development prospects of China and the world; and to unite and organize experts and scholars of all disciplines and all research areas, as well as personage of all walks of life who are enthusiastic in futures studies, to serve China’s construction of modernization and the progressive cause of the globe and the whole mankind.
The tasks of CSFS are to conduct basic theoretical and applied research in futures studies discipline by combining practical issues of China’s modernization construction and the global development into research ; to engage in activities of forecast consultation, technology Assessment and decision-making analysis to provide scientific basis for decision-making; to develop the work of personnel training in futures studies and related areas to promote the nurture and growth of qualified personnel for China’s futures studies and forecast research; to edit and publish scholarly books, journals and materials for the promotion and popularization of futures studies; to carry out extensive international academic exchanges and cooperation and to develop the friendly relationship with the international academic institutions concerned.
After more than 20 years’ development, CSFS has grown into a comprehensive society with 10000 individual members and more than 50 institutional members from natural and social sciences, humanity and all walks of life. many famous scientists and scholars including Qian Xuesen , Mao Yisheng , Wang Daohan , Yu Guangyuan , Tong Dalin , Hu Ping , Yu Ruomo , Du Dagong , Li Baohen , Ma Bin etc.were invited or elected as advisors or leaders of CSFS. At present, the main officer of the society include: Ma Bin (president), Qin Linzheng(secretary general / executive vice president).
CSFS has organized hundreds of meetings, symposia and conferences at domestis and international levels including the 10th world conference of World Futures Studies Federation(WFSF) held in Beijing 1988. The society has completed many research projects for governments at different levels, big and small enterprises, and educational institutions, Among publications of CSFS are many future-oriented books, collections including its official journal 《Future and Development》、《Finding》.