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. 


  • February 23-24, 2018
    U.S. DOE Title VI UISFL Chinese Language and Culture Program
    Language Workshop
    University of Central Oklahoma
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • March 1-3, 2018
    ASDP 24th National Conference
    Marriott Georgetown
    Washington, DC
  • May 28 - June 22, 2018
    NEH - Buddhist East Asia:  The Interplay of Religion, the Arts and Politics
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • July 9-20, 2018
    UISFL - Title VI Project, Year 2
    Contemporary Chinese Society
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • July 30 - August 10, 2018
    Infusing Korean Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum
    Honolulu, Hawaii


  • UISFL 2016 - 2019 Enhancing Undergraduate Chinese Language and Culture Studies: Integrating Faculty and Curriculum Development