Update on ASPAC 2021 Conference and Student Prizes

Regrettably, the ASPAC Conference for 2021 has been cancelled in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccines becoming more widely available in the coming year, we are optimistic that our in-person conference will resume in June 2022. Please direct any inquiries to the ASPAC Board of Directors.

While the 2021 conference has been canceled, submissions for ASPAC’s two graduate student prizes—the Mori-ASPAC and Jeffrey Barlow Prizes—will be accepted accepted between June 1 and June 25, 2021. See the Student Prizes page for information on submission requirements.


About Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC)

ASPAC is a regional affiliate of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), the national association of professionals, primarily academic, with interest in Asian Studies. Members primarily hail from the West coast of the United States of America, as well as from Canada, Mexico, and most of the countries and areas of the Pacific region including China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, India, and more.

Primary Functions

To hold an annual conference.
To disseminate works in progress and non-peer reviewed conference papers that are of interest to the academic community.
To provide an archive for documents and photos relating to Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast.
*Currently, peer-review article publication is on hold pending the selection of a new editor and editorial staff.