2016 ASDP National Conference


Dates:  March 17-19, 2016

      Embassy Row
      2015 Massachusetts Ave NW
      Washington, DC 
      Telephone:  202-265-1600
      Hotel Conference rate:  $159 + tax
      Reservation deadline for conference rate:  February 11, 2016

  • Hotel Online Reservations (click here. Please note, the link may not work with mobile devices.)


The ASDP National Conference provides an opportunity for alumni and other interested college and university faculty members to share research and teaching strategies for effectively infusing Asian studies content into undergraduate humanities, social science, business, and science curricula. In 2016, ASDP will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary. In recognition of this milestone and the merits of inclusiveness, the 2016 National Conference invites papers, panels, and round table discussions of topics and books that touch on issues of continuity and change in Asia.

  • Conference Program (PDF) - updated!
  • Conference Schedule and Flyer (please share with colleagues)
  • Ambassador J. Stapleton (Stape) Roy is a distinguished Scholar and Founding Director Emeritus of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
  • Sheila A. Smith, an expert on Japanese politics and foreign policy, is senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relatons (CFR).  She is the author of Intimate Rivals:  Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China and Japan's New Politics and the U.S.-Japan Alliance.

All presenters and attendees must register for the program.  Early registration is $210 (through March 1, 2016), late registration is $225, and student registration is $75.  The registration fee includes the Thursday evening reception and Friday and Saturday lunches.  You may register and pay online by credit/debit card or by mail and check.  Please fill in all requested information.

  • Click here for online registration
  • Click here to download and print registration form for payment by check.

Make your check payable to East-West Center with the notation ASDP National Conference.  Mail your payment and the form to:

East-West Center
Asian Studies Development Program
Attn:  Audrey Minei
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96848-1601



For the 25th Anniversary Conference, the ASDP Alumni Association is pleased to host the annual ASDP National Conference in Washington, D.C. at the Embassy Row, located in the trendy DuPont Circle neighborhood, and just a short walk from the Metro and roughly 15 minutes from Reagan International.  The nation’s capital is one of the country’s most international cities. While other cities in the U.S. might more readily come to mind as food, art and culture destinations, Washington D.C. competes handily.  Her restaurants offer diverse food paths for exploration, from Deep South comfort food to South Indian fusion cuisine. The range of museums and galleries in the city is truly remarkable and include the world-class collections of the Smithsonian Museums, the Freer and Sackler Galleries, and the National Gallery of Art.  Most museums offer free admission. In addition, the city features a wide range of performance venues and family-friendly events and destinations. The ASDP 2016 National Conference promises an ideal venue from which to explore the cherished traditions and ongoing transformations taking place in the nation’s capital.  Reserve your conference place and hotel today!

Hotel Online Reservations (click here)