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 2,500 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


Infusing Modern China into the Undergraduate Curriculum
Notice: Our current intention is to host the 2020 Infusing Institute as planned. However, in light of campus disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the application deadline is being extended to March 31. To receive updates, please join the ASDP listserv by contacting Daralyn Yee:      

July 6 - 17, 2020
               East-West Center
               Honolulu, Hawaii

Social Justice with Chinese Characteristics

October 5-6, 2020
                Middlesex Community College
                Bedford, MA
        Flyer and Schedule

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

Daralyn Yee, Program Assistant
    Office: 808-944-7337