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 the ASDP mission]

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


February 23-24, 2018
U.S. DOE Title VI UISFL Chinese Language and Culture Program
Language Workshop
University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK

March 1-3, 2018
ASDP 24th National Conference
Marriott Georgetown
Washington, DC

May 28 - June 22, 2018
NEH - Buddhist East Asia:  The Interplay of Religion, the Arts and Politics
Honolulu, Hawaii

July 9-20, 2018
US DOE UISFL Contemporary Chinese Society:  A Faculty Developlemtn Institute for Building Chinese Studies
Honolulu, Hawaii

July 30 - August 10, 2018
Infusing Korean Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum
Honolulu, Hawaii



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