2014 National Conference


Revisiting the Past, Living the Present, Envisioning the Future: Twentieth ASDP National Conference

Dates: 13-15 March 2014

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
6 E. Greenway Plaza, Houston, Texas 77046
Room Rate: $115 per night
(single or double occupancy)
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Conference Registration Fee $200.00   (registration by check payment)

The ASDP National Conference is an annual event that provides an opportunity for ASDP alumni and other interested college and university faculty members to share research related to Asian cultures and societies, as well as strategies for effectively infusing Asian content into undergraduate humanities, social science, business, and science curricula. Known for its multi-disciplinary approach and convivial dynamics, the ASDP National Conference also offers an opportunity to extend professional networks and explore new possibilities for both personal and institutional collaboration.

The 2014 Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Yasmin Saikia, the Hardt-Nickachos Chair in Peace Studies and Professor of History at Arizona State University.  Dr. Saikia’s research and teaching have centered on local, national and religious identities in South Asia, examining the Muslim experience in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh; her teaching aims to help students understand peace as a dynamic process.  One of our roundtable events will be headed by Dr. Richard Smith of Rice University. Dr. Smith studies, writes about, and teaches Chinese history and culture, with publications on the Yijing and on Qing, Late Imperial, and Early Republican China.  Roger Ames will be leading another roundtable, “From Comparative to Intercultural Philosophy: An Ideal for the 21st Century.”

Proposals are invited for individual papers, panels, poster sessions, or roundtable sessions for the 2014 conference in Houston. Please plan to submit a 200-250 word abstract by November 15.  Early submissions greatly facilitate putting together meaningful panels.

Highlights of the Program for the Twentieth Conference:

  • Panels focusing on Asian art, dance, music, and theater, either from a theoretical or pedagogical perspective.
  • Roundtables on pedagogy, including one member from each of the twenty-two Infusing Institutes hosted from 1991 to 2013.
  • Roundtable sessions focusing on the discussion of the goals/ outcomes/ products of the ASDP Title VI and the NEH Bridging Cultures projects.
  • Panels that introduce, discuss, and celebrate scholarly publications by our members.

Please direct questions, ideas, proposals, and suggestions for panel leaders to:

Program Chairs:

Sylvia Gray, Portland Community College, sgray@pcc.edu Rachana Sachdev, Susquehanna University, rsachdev@susqu.edu

Conference Organizers:

Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen, University of Central Oklahoma, JSheetzNguyen@uco.edu  and Elizabeth “Betty” Buck, Asian Studies Development Program, manoabuck@aol.com

Send us a notice about your recent or upcoming book publication so we can be sure to include you in the book publication panels.

Please consider contacting your colleagues from previous ASDP Institutes to invite them to the 20th ASDP Conference.

Proposal/Abstract Deadline - Nov. 15, 2013
SubmittingYour Abstract/Proposal

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