Ukrainian Association of Sinologists is a public organization unifying citizens, institutions, and organizations, engaged in the study of China and the development of Ukrainian-Chinese relations.
The Association’s predecessor was the Ukrainian branch of the All-Union Association of Sinologists (UV VAKIT) at the Department of Literature, Linguistics, and History of the Academy of Sciences of Ukrainian SSR.
UV VAKIT includes all the leading Ukrainian sinologists (G.M. Brodsky, V.V. Velychko, A.S. Goncharuk, S.A. Kichigin, V.A. Myasnikov, S.A. Nikishenko, A.V. Pasko, B.A. Pushkarev, V.V. Sednev, V. B. Urusov), teachers of the Chinese language (V.Vasiliev, A. B. Vakhitov, E.V. Ilinich, I.A. Zuev, V.P. Menshikov, S.S. Staroverov), the Chinese literature translators (I.K. Chirko, Li Jiegao), researchers of Chinese medicine (E.L. Macheret) and martial arts (G.G. Kuzmin).
UV VAKIT consisted of more than 50 people. The editor-in-chief of the magazine “Universe” A. I. Mikitenko actively contributed to the formation of UV VAKIT. V.V. Sednev was the Chairman of the UV VAKIT, and A.S. Goncharuk was the scholar-secretary. In 1989, an all-Union scientific conference of VAKIT was held in Kyiv, dedicated to its establishment’s 40th anniversary.