Conferences


Conferences & Workshops


Join us at one of the many conferences and events held by or in association with the Association for Asian Studies.

Boston, MA

March 19-22, 2020

Held each spring within North America, the AAS Annual Conference is our premiere event with over 3300 attendees, 400+ sessions, unlimited networking opportunities a book exhibition and more.

Kobe, Japan

June 29-July 1, 2020

The AAS-in-Asia conferences are intimate gatherings held in a different country within Asia each year. With approximately 1,000 attendees, this is a can’t-miss event for scholars located within and outside of Asia.

Various Locations

2020 Dates

Nine regional scholarly organizations of Asianists are affiliated with the Association for Asian Studies and host conferences each year. The regionals are dedicated to building supportive communities of Asianists in the regions in which they operate.

Various Locations

2020 Dates

The AAS hosts a dissertation workshop at the Annual Conference and an Emerging Fields workshop each summer. View our link below for more details.

Other Asian Studies Meetings & Events

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