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


2022 ASDP National Conference 

March 3-5, 2022

Venue: Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter


Flyer and CFP

         NEH Seminars and Institute Program

         Women in Buddhism: Religion, Politics, and the Arts

         June 6-July 1, 2022 


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, East-West Center Director of ASDP
    Office: 808-944-7757
    E-mail: [email protected]

 Daralyn Yee, Program Assistant
    Office: 808-944-7337
    E-mail: [email protected]