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 [read ASDP Mission here].

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


UISFL Title VI Year Two Core Course Workshops, "Contemporary China"

September 17-18, 2018
Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA

September 20-21, 2018
University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK

October 1-2, 2018
Mount San Antonio College
Walnut, CA

October 26-27, 2018
Berea College
Berea, KY


2019 ASDP 25th National Conference
         March 7-9, 2019
         Hosted by Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee



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



Contact ASDP

General Contact Information:

Asian Studies Development Program
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI  96848
Tel:        808-944-7337
FAX:       808-944-7070
ASDP Listserv

ASDP Staff:

Peter Hershock, East-West Center Director of ASDP
    Office: 808-944-7757

 Andy Sutton, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Co-Director of ASDP
    Office:  808-956-8818

 Elizabeth (Betty) Buck, East-West Center Senior Advisor to  ASDP

 Roger T. Ames, University of Hawaii Senior Advisor to ASDP
    Office: 808-956-7288

Audrey Minei, Secretary
    Office: 808-944-7337