Future Conferences

Past Conferences

Conference FAQ's (coming soon)



  • Call for Proposals opens


  • August 1 - Call for Proposals Deadline
  • August 25 - Program Committee Meeting
  • August 27 - Registration & Housing opens
  • August 31 - Proposals Decisions sent


  • November 8 - Participant Registration Deadline


  • February 28 - Pre-registration closes

All dates are subject to change


Anti-Harassment Policy
Conversations during and after the Washington conference suggested that while the AAS has always opposed discrimination or harassment in any form, we needed to state the AAS' position in writing. Click here to view the full statement.

2018 Conference Photos
The 2018 conference photos are in!  Thank you to Christie's Photographic Solutions for their service.  Photos are available for viewing via our Flickr Account.  Click here to view conference photos.

2018 Awards Ceremony
View the winners of the 2018 Book Prizes award recipients.  The ceremony took place Friday, March 23 in Washington, D.C. at the Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address.  Photos of awards winner will post shortly.  Click here to view ceremony program booklet.

2018 AAS Conference Statistics
The 2018 Annual Conference was a the largest single-conference to date.  For more information, view our conference statistics here.

2018 Conference Sponsors
A sincere thank you to everyone the helped make the conference a tremendous success.  Click here for list of sponsors.

Why Attend?

The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference is the largest Asian Studies conference held in North America. The 2018 Conference featured 447 sessions, a book exhibition, 3,800 plus attendees and much more. The AAS Annual Conference is the must-attend event for anyone interested in the study of Asia. 

After 50 Years, “Marketing and Social Structure in Rural China” Remains a China Studies Classic

Thursday, May 17, 2018

By Daniel Knorr G. William Skinner (1925-2008) was an anthropologist of China who taught at Cornell, Columbia, Stanford, and the University of California...

May 2018 AAS Member News & Notes

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Congratulations to the AAS Members awarded fellowships by the American Council of Learned Societies: Thomas Donald Conlan (Princeton University), Karl...