42nd Annual Conference of Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast
University of Victoria,David Strong Building, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
June 13 – 15, 2008
“Crossing Boundaries in the Asia-Pacific: Regional and Disciplinary Intersections”
Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC) is the Pacific Rim conference of the Association for Asian Studies. Our region includes the states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington; the territorial possessions of the United States in the Pacific Ocean; Mexico; and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.
ASPAC is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of Asia throughout this region. We do this through 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 1960s 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 specialization or region. Paper and panel proposals involving every area of Asian studies are always welcome and encouraged.
The 2008 conference is being hosted by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, at the University of Victoria, in Victoria, British Columbia from June 13 to 15, 2008.
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This conference has been generously sponsored by The Association for Asian Studies, Office of the President, University of Victoria and Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Victoria.