ASPAC Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast
The 43rd Annual Conference of ASPAC will be hosted by Soka University of America,
Aliso Viejo, California from June 19-21, 2009
Address: Soka University of America,
1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
1 (888) 600-Soka (7652 - toll free)
Office: (949) 480-4000
The theme of the Conference is The Dynamics of Culture and Environment.
ASPAC is the Pacific Rim conference of the Association for Asian Studies. It is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of Asia. By holding an annual conference, graduate student prizes, teacher training, and two publications, the ASPAC Occasional Papers series and E-Aspac, a peer-reviewed electronic journal. Begun in the late 1960’s and incorporated in 1992, ASPAC is nonpolitical, nonprofit and works completely through volunteer effort.
ASPAC members encompass all of the traditional academic disciplines and typically have an expertise in one or more of the recognized regions of Asia – North, East, Central, Southeast, South and West Asia. Most of our annual conference participants come from colleges and universities located along the Pacific Rim, but a third or more come from elsewhere in North America, Europe and Asia. Slightly more than one in ten are senior graduate students recommended by their professors. We encourage all with an interest in Asia to attend and participate regardless of their specialization or region. Paper and panel proposals involving every area of Asian studies are always welcome and encouraged.