Upcoming Meetings of the Regional Conferences

To learn more about the nine regional conferences, please visit our REGIONAL CONFERENCES page.

If you are the Program Chair for an upcoming conference and wish to have information posted here, please contact Maura Cunningham, mcunningham@asian-studies.org.


SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE (SEC/AAS)

January 13-15, 2017. University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

For further information, including the Call for Papers, please visit http://www.uky.edu/Centers/Asia/SECAAS/

PROGRAM CHAIR: Joshua Howard, secaas2017@olemiss.edu

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR: Noell Wilson, nrwilson@olemiss.edu


ASIAN STUDIES ON THE PACIFIC COAST (ASPAC)

June 8-10, 2018. Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Co-Chairs: Ashley Wright, ashley.wright2@wsu.edu, and W. Puck Brecher, wbrecher@wsu.edu.

Further information to follow soon.


ASIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE JAPAN (ASCJ)

July 8-9, 2017. Rikkyo University, Tokyo

For further information about ASCJ, visit http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/~ascj/

Contact the ASCJ Executive Committee: ascj20xx@gmail.com.


AAS WESTERN CONFERENCE (WCAAS)

The 2017 Joint SWCAS/WCAAS annual meeting will take place on November 17-18 (Friday-Saturday) on the campus of Southern Methodist University.

The Local Arrangements Chair and President of SWCAS this year is Hiroki Takeuchi, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia, Southern Methodist University.

For further information, please visit http://wcaas.org/


NEW YORK CONFERENCE (NYCAS)

September 22-23, 2017. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

The NYCAS 2017 program committee invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers on all aspects of Asian and Asian-American history, culture, and contemporary life, representing disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools. Interdisciplinary proposals are also welcome. Graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. The theme of the conference is “Consuming Asia.” Sessions that address this theme are especially welcome, but proposals on any topic relating to Asia will be considered.

The deadline for all paper, panel, and roundtable submissions is April 1, 2017.

Proposals should be submitted online by visiting https://nycas2017.wordpress.com/paper-submission-form/

Questions? Please contact the conference chair, Professor Darrin Magee at MAGEE@hws.edu.

Information on NYCAS and previous NYCAS conferences is available at http://asianstudies.buffalo.edu/nycas/


MID-ATLANTIC REGION (MAR/AAS)

October 7–8, 2017. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

http://maraas.org

Contact: Rebecca Clothey, rac52@drexel.edu.


SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE (SWCAS)

The 2017 Joint SWCAS/WCAAS annual meeting will take place on November 17-18 (Friday-Saturday) on the campus of Southern Methodist University.

The Local Arrangements Chair and President of SWCAS this year is Hiroki Takeuchi, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia, Southern Methodist University.

For further information, visit https://www.swcas.net.


MIDWEST CONFERENCE ON ASIAN AFFAIRS (MCAA)

September 15-17, 2017. Notre Dame University

For further information, visit http://asian.nd.edu/mcaa/


NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE (NEAAS)

January 28-29, 2017. Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

www.bc.edu/bc-neaas

Boston College is pleased to host the annual meeting of the New England Association for Asian Studies on January 28-29, 2017, under the theme of “Asia: Past, Present, Future.”

The BC-NEAAS Conference Committee welcomes proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual presentations that address histories, societies, cultures, languages, literatures, arts, political systems, and economic activities of Asia in regional and global contexts. Panels and roundtables that take an innovative approach to format (interdisciplinary, pedagogical, creative, mixed media) are welcome, as are traditionally organized academic panels. We highly encourage roundtables that address the state of various fields comprising Asian studies. We also welcome posters, new books, and other materials for exhibition. We offer a book-talk roundtable for authors to introduce their new books in Asian Studies published within two years prior to the conference. We also invite publishers in the New England region to address publication issues and exhibit their publications in Asian Studies. The conference warmly welcomes the participation of graduate students; the best student paper will receive an AAS-NEAC Atsuko Hirai Memorial Award.

All proposals are due on October 1, 2016. To follow the AAS format, a panel should consist of 3 or 4 paper presentations organized around a common topic or theme. Names of chairs and discussants are optional. Proposals should include a title and brief abstract of the panel (250 words or less), and a title and brief abstract (250 words or less) of each paper. Individual paper proposals should include the full title and a brief abstract of 250 words or less. The Conference Committee will organize individual papers into thematic panels. Roundtable proposals should include a title, content summary, and description of contribution of each roundtable participant in 250 words or less.   

For more information, see the conference website: www.bc.edu/bc-neaas.  The online submission of proposals will be available in August 2016.

Inquiries about the conference can be addressed by email to co-chair of the Conference Committee:
Prof. Ling Zhang
Email: ling.zhang.2@bc.edu
History Department
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3859