AAS 2021 Annual Conference - SEATTLE

Seattle is two cities in one- It combines a world-class metropolis within wild, beautiful, natural surroundings. Visitors and Seattleites enjoy Seattle’s lively downtown, great shopping, wonderful restaurants, espresso carts on every corner, and a thriving cultural community full of theatre, music and museums.

Why Attend?

The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, held each spring in North America, is the largest gathering in the world of Asian studies scholars . The AAS annual conference brings together over 3300 attendees, and includes approximately 400 sessions, keynote addresses, multiple networking receptions and an exhibit hall that features the leading publishers, academic programs and digital resources.

Who Attends?

Anyone interested in the study of Asia should not miss this must-attend conference:  

University Faculty & Administrators   •   Librarians  •  Graduate Students   •   Journalists  Museum Staff  • Publishers & Editors Independent Scholars & Researchers  •  Think Tank Teams

2021 AAS Call for Proposals

Present your latest research and join the discussion- Submit a Proposal to the 2021 Annual Conference!

Submission Guide

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COVID-19 Update

As we continue to navigate the effects of COVID-19 and the academic community, the AAS is taking steps to ensure the 2021 AAS Annual Conference is accessible to anyone interested in attending and participating. We are planning for a face-to-face conference in Seattle next spring, but are staying informed with the current situation and are also working to incorporate virtual attendance options. Stay tuned for more information and we look forward to your participation at #AAS2021. Stay Well.

AAS Secretariat staff are working remotely due to CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. Please contact staff by email rather than phone. Staff directory