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Up-coming Conferences & Colloquiums

View the Association for Asian Studies "Conferences" webpage for a list of additional Asian Studies related conferences and meetings beyond those listed below.


Western Social Science Associations’ (WSSA) annual conference

April 12-15, 2017
San Francisco, California

Call for Individual papers and panels on research related to the Asian region.
The conference is also very student friendly - please encourage your students to apply.

The "Asian Studies" section of the WSSA Conference presents studies on issues, concerns and perspectives of Asia and Asians. Topics can be in the areas of communication, economics, education, health, politics and sociology.

Proposals must be received by December 1, 2016.
Find the "Asian Studies" section at and click on the “Submit” button underneath the coordinator’s information to submit your abstract!


Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP)

Annual National Conference
March 2-4, 2017
Portland, Oregon

Please consider submitting a proposal and sharing your insight into teaching and promoting Asian Studies!  The submission deadlines has been extended to December 1, 2016.

2017 ASDP National Conference Theme: To study Asia is to study connections.  Whether from a broad historical lens that examines the movement of peoples and ideas or an analysis of a narrowly-defined contemporary issue, connections can be found as causes that explain and contrasts that inform.
The 2017 ASDP National Conference invites papers from the community, and administrators, faculty, and students in all disciplines that explore this theme of Asian connections. Beyond seeking diverse views that illuminate connection within Asia and beyond, we welcome proposals that explicitly address approaches to connecting presented knowledge in Asia with students.

The Proposal form can be found on the National Conference website:

Complete the form and email it to Kathleen Doss,

2017 ASDP Conference Details: The ASDP National Conference is an annual event that provides an opportunity for ASDP alumni and other interested college and university faculty members to share research related to Asian cultures and societies, as well as strategies for effectively infusing Asian content into undergraduate humanities, social science, business, and science curricula.

Conference Information:
   Dates: March 2-4, 2017
   Conference Fee: $250
   Conference Registration Deadline: February 1, 2017

    Hilton Portland Downtown & Executive Towers
    921 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR  97204
    Telephone:  503-226-1611
For more information go to the National Conference webpage:

Association for Asian Studies

Annual Conference
March 16-19, 2017
Toronto, Canada

2017 Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPaC) Conference

DATE:  June 9-11, 2017 
Location: Willamette University in Salem, Oregon
The submission deadline for papers & panels is February 28, 2017

Description:  College and university faculty, K-12 teachers, independent scholars and graduate/undergraduate students with an interest in Asian or Asian diaspora studies are invited to join.  Stay tuned for more info to be posted on the ASPAC 2017 Conference website, or visit

Art & Archaeology of the Silk Road

1-day conference at Portland State University
October 12, 2017
The Call for Papers deadline is January 15, 2017.

To learn more about this conference and view the Call for Papers, please visit


South Asian Studies Association (SASA), 11th Annual Conference
March 24-26, 2017
Claremont McKenna College  
Claremont, California 
Deadline for proposal submission is January 24, 2017
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