Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies 2018

The 56th annual meeting of the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (WCAAS) will be held at Soka University of America, on 19-20 October 2018.  Organized by the Pacific Basin Research Center, the meeting will bring together established and emerging voices from Asian Studies in Western North America, and beyond!

The 2018 conference theme is “Asia in the World”.  Given the realities of globalization and Asian investment in Africa, Latin America, and more, area studies must confront the realities of global interactions.  The 2018 WCAAS meeting will highlight thematic panels on Asian economic, political, and cultural influences in other world regions.

The call for proposals has been extended!  Please see the ‘Call for Proposals‘ tab above to submit your proposals for individual papers, full panels / roundtables, or undergraduate poster presentations.  The final deadline is 12 July 2018.  We hope to have confirmation to attendees by the end of July.

Conference registration is now available- please visit the above tab.  Be sure to register early to obtain the discounted rate of $75 for professionals and $25 for students.  The discounted rate is only available before September.