The Asian Studies Development Program

The Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) was launched in 1991 to enhance teaching about Asia at American two-year and four-year colleges and universities at the undergraduate level. In recent years, ASDP has also included Asian faculty in selected programs. Since its inception, more than 1,500 professors from the U.S. and Asia have participated in ASDP programs.


A joint program of the East-West Center and the University of Hawai‘i, ASDP offers a variety of content-focused faculty and institutional development programs and activities centered around summer residential institutes, field seminars in Asia, workshops on the U.S. mainland, and an annual academic conference. 


  • July 23-28, 2016
    "Confucianism as a Philosophy of Education for the Contemporary World" (flyer)
    World Consortium for Research in Confucian Cultures Conference. Organizers:  University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City, World Consortium for Research in Confucian Cultures, East-West Center, University of Hawai'i.
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • August 1-12, 2016
    Infusing Southeast Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum
    (webpage) (flyer)
    Honolulu, HI