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Welcome to AAS 2017!


We’re ready to kick off AAS 2017 in Toronto and hope that everyone traveling today has a smooth journey!

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Highlights of Thursday’s program:

The registration counters will open at 12:00 noon on the Concourse level of the Sheraton.

Film Expo screenings begin at 12:30pm in Maple West (Mezzanine Level). Please note that this is a change of location from what is listed in the printed program book.

At 6:00pm, Dr. Zhang Longxi of City University of Hong Kong will deliver the keynote address, “Asian Studies, Interdisciplinarity, and Comparative Work,” in the Grand Ballroom on the Lower Concourse.


Panels will start at 7:30pm. Tonight’s program includes a special roundtable for graduate students, “Beyond the Academy: Careers for Asianists,” in City Hall (2nd floor).

The graduate student reception will run from 9:30 to 11:00pm in Dominion Ballroom South (2nd floor).

Visit the Selfie Booth in the Networking Lounge on the Lower Concourse level and post a photo of yourself from AAS 2017!

Don’t forget to keep up with the conversation by following @AASAsianStudies and the #AAS2017 hashtag on Twitter. 

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

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