The AAS Annual Conference

Each spring, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) holds a four-day conference devoted to planned programs of scholarly papers, roundtable discussions, workshops, and panel sessions on a wide range of issues in research and teaching, and on Asian affairs in general.

THANK YOU to everyone in attendance at the 2015 Annual Conference held in Chicago, including our participants, exhibitors, film producers, and sponsors. We would also like to thank the 2015 Program Committee for their dedication in selecting such a dynamic program schedule.


The CALL FOR PAPERS for the 2016 AAS Annual Conference will open in June and will close on August 6, 2015. The 2016 Annual Conference will be held in SEATTLE, WA, March 31–April 3, 2016.

2015 Conference News

2015 AAS Conference



Benefits of Attending the AAS Annual Conference

  • The AAS Annual Conference is the PREMIER CONFERENCE for Asian studies scholars.

  • Stay abreast of RECENT RESEARCH in Asian studies.

  • NETWORK with leading scholars who share your interests and concerns.

  • Visit the AAS Book Exhibition, with MORE THAN 100 EXHIBITORS providing a diverse assortment of scholarly materials and services.

  • Features a WIDE VARIETY of subjects in close to 400 panel sessions.

  • View the latest new documentaries and films covering all areas of Asia at the AAS FILM EXPO.