AAS Receptions


Join us in kicking off the celebration of "70 Years of Asian Studies" at the 2011 Joint conference of the Association for Asian Studies and The International Convention of Asian Scholars at the 2011 Welcome Reception.

The Welcome Reception is a great opportunity to network with colleagues and fellow scholars while enjoying complimentary hors d'oeuvres, drinks and wonderful entertainment.

Guests of registered conference attendees are welcome to attend.

The 2011 Welcome Reception will take place on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 on the great lawn at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Entertainment will be provided by the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble. Synthesizing traditional Japanese drumming techniques, world musical rhythms, and western jazz percussion styles, taiko master Kenny Endo is a leading force in contemporary taiko performance in the U.S. and Japan. The ensemble plays original compositions for taiko, koto, fue, and other Japanese traditional instruments highlighting the new dimensions Endo is bringing to an old Japanese art.

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The AAS Member Reception will take place on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. on the Rooftop Landscaped Garden of the Hawaii Convention Center. This reception will begin immediately following the Presidential Address/Awards Ceremony. This reception is open to all registered attendees of the AAS/ICAS Joint Conference.

Entertainment will be provided by the Royal Hawaiian Band, and we may even be able to enjoy the shakkei (borrowed scenery) of the Hilton’s fireworks exhibition. Founded in 1836 by King Kamehameha III, the Royal Hawaiian Band is the only band in the United States with a royal legacy. The mission of the band is to promote and foster music, both current and historic, to preserve the Hawaiian musical culture, inspire young musicians and ultimately enrich the lives of the people and visitors of Hawaii.


The Graduate Student Reception will take place Thursday, March 31 at approximately 9:00 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center. All Graduate Students are welcome to attend.