Please join ASPAC (Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast) for an innovative alternative to the Regional Conference.  From the convenience of your home, car, or a little break in your travels, tune in to see the research presentations by our two graduate student paper prize winners, Li Haoyue and Sean Cronan, learn from the expert advice on transforming your dissertation into a publishable book with Executive Editor of University of Washington Press, Lorri Hagman, and get a glimpse of the pathbreaking research of our AAS President, Kamran Ali on sexual politics in Pakistani Cinema. Zoom link:

ASPAC 2022: Webinar on Research and Publishing Trends in Asian Studies

11:30 am       Opening remarks and Welcome—E. Elena Songster, ASPAC President

11:45 am       Graduate Student Paper Prize Research Presentations

Li Haoyue, “Contemplating Scents and Apprehending the World: Odours, Trauma, and Cultural Memory in Late-Ming Loyalists’ Writings.” Mori Prize in Asian Studies 

Sean Cronan, “The Making of an Imperial Resource: A Pre-history of the Canton System (1683–1757).” Barlow Prize in Chinese Studies

12:45 pm       Tea Break

1 pm:             Lorri Hagman, Executive Editor, University of Washington Press: “Dissertation Transfiguration: Shaping a Successful Book Manuscript”

2 pm              Kamran Ali, President of AAS, Keynote address: “Female Friendships and Frictions:  Sexual Politics in 1960s Pakistani Cinema”

3 pm              Closing Remarks