Special Events

We are pleased to present the following sessions and events at this AAS2021 Virtual Conference.

Opening Ceremony

Chindon’ya Performance

Chindon-ya is Japan’s unique, original form of street musical advertisement practice, which emerged at the end of the 19th century.

Followed by the 2021 Presidential Address

Christine Yano, AAS President
Global Asias: Improvisations on a Theme (aka Chindon’ya Riffs)

Sunday, March 21, 2021 
5:30PM – 6:30PM ET
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Keynote Address

Tiejun Wen
Ecological Civilization and Rural Vitalization: China’s Strategy amid the Global Crises

Monday, March 22, 2021 
8:30AM – 9:30AM ET
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Sponsored by:



Special Musical Performance

Aeolian Trio

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 
4:45PM – 5:15PM ET
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Awards Ceremony

Join us as we celebrate contributions and excellence to/in Asian Studies

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 
5:30PM – 6:30PM ET
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Plenary Session

Race and Racisms in Asia/Asian Studies

Thursday, March 25, 2021 
5:30PM – 7:00PM ET
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Sponsored by:

Jolyon Thomas – Chair
University of Pennsylvania

Veronika Kusumaryati
Georgetown University

Adeana McNicholl
Vanderbilt University

Ramnarayan Rawat
University of Delaware

Chinua Thelwell
William & Mary

Don J. Wyatt
Middlebury College