College of Humanities

Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast 2016 Conference

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 7:30am to Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 4:00pm

CSUN campus
$125 for professionals, $35 for students and general community members.

In addition to online registration, we will also have on-site registration from 7:30am-3pm on both Friday and Saturday. We have 40 panels and 8 poster sessions scheduled over the two-and-a-half days of conference, with more than 150 presenters, including scholars, educators, and students (both graduate and undergraduate), coming from various parts of North America and Asia. The panels, which begin everyday at 8:30am, end at 5pm on Friday and Saturday and at 10am on Sunday. 

We also have some optional events planned. On Friday evening at 5pm, registered participants can attend the complimentary reception in the USU Grand Salon, featuring performances by CSUN taiko group Jishin Taiko and soprano singer Xuanjin Bi, an alumna of Shanghai Normal University and current CSUN graduate student in music. 

On Saturday evening at 6pm, we are holding a banquet ($40) at the Orange Grove Bistro where we will announce the winner of the ASPAC-Mori Prize for best graduate student paper and hear Dr. Katherine Bowie, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin and incoming Vice President of the Association of Asian Studies (AAS), speak on "Folktales and the Politics of Humor: The Case of the Vessantara Jataka in Thailand." (Preliminary seating for banquet has already sold out but we are maintaining a waitlist in the event of cancellations).

Finally, on Sunday after the morning panels, we have chartered a bus to take interested participants on an excursion to Old Town Pasadena ($35) to explore the area and visit local museums, such as the Asia Pacific Museum, the Norton Simon, or the Huntington Library.

Program Schedule (tentative)

This event is made possible through generous support from the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) as well as the 

  • Office of the Provost
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Humanities
  • Michael D. Eisner College of Education
  • Graduate Studies
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  • Department of History
  • Department of Asian American Studies

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