8th AAS-in-Asia Conference to be Held in Daegu, Korea

Photo of Hilary FINCHUM-SUNG and YUN Jae Seug showing the signed memorandum of understanding for the AAS-in-Asia 2023 conference
AAS Executive Director Hilary FINCHUM-SUNG and YUN Jae Seug, Director of the Kyungpook National University Institute of Humanities Studies, show their signed memorandum of understanding for the AAS-in-Asia 2023 conference.

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and Kyungpook National University (KNU) have signed a memorandum of understanding to partner on the 8th AAS-in-Asia conference. The conference will take place on the KNU campus in Daegu, Korea, from June 24 to 27, 2023.

First held in 2014, AAS-in-Asia conferences feature panel sessions and roundtables, a keynote address, cultural events, an exhibit hall, and receptions. With a smaller size than the AAS Annual Conference, AAS-in-Asia offers scholars the opportunity to present their work and network with colleagues in a more intimate setting.

Located in southeast Korea, Daegu is easily accessible by air and KTX high-speed rail. Conference participants will be able to select accommodations from a range of options, including school dormitories as well as local hotels.

“The AAS is excited to work with Kyungpook National University, one of Asia’s leading institutions in the humanities, on the 2023 AAS-in-Asia conference,” AAS Executive Director Hilary Finchum-Sung said. “We also appreciate the tremendous assistance and support for the event provided by the Daegu Convention and Visitors Bureau.”   

The conference website will launch soon and Call for Proposals will open in September 2022.