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




Do Asian Studies Matter for Minority-Serving Institutions?

October 10, 2022


Beyond Binary: New Approaches to Gender in Southeast Asia

Dr. Barbara Andaya

November 10, 2022

More information coming soon


Art in Contemporary China: From Propaganda to Protest and Commerce

November 18, 2022

Online Regional Center Workshop (More information coming soon)


The Inclusive Campus: Focus Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

February 3, 2023

3pm Central Time / 11am Hawaii Time

Online Regional Center Workshop (More information coming soon)




Resilient Futures: Using Asian Studies to Envision a More Humanely Shared World

March 9-11, 2023



Women in Buddhism: Religion, Politics, and the Arts

June 5-30, 2023


Modern China in Three Keys: History, Culture and Social Change

July 10-21, 2023

This is the Year-One Summer Program in a Two-Year Project. For more information on the project click here.


Contact ASDP

General Contact Information:

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


ASDP Staff:

Peter Hershock, Director of ASDP
Office: 808-944-7757
E-mail: [email protected]

Erin Watanabe, ASDP Program Assistant
Office: 808-944-7337
E-mail: [email protected]