Welcome to ASCJ

ASCJ is an interdisciplinary scholarly organization dedicated to the study of Asia. Since 1997, we have held an annual conference in Tokyo, one of the leading capitals of East Asia. The conference offers a stimulating environment for intellectual exchange on a wide range of topics and themes, and we welcome scholars from around the world to participate.

IMPORTANT NOTICE Regarding the Cancellation of 2021 Conference:
Although on Feb. 20th, the ASCJ Executive Committee announced the start of its Early Bird Registration, it is with great regret that we now must announce the cancellation of the 2021 Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) Meeting, scheduled for 3 and 4 July, 2021 in Tokyo. After much discussion, our committee has come to the decision that we cannot safely hold the conference this year.

If you have already paid the registration fee via credit card, you have or will shortly receive your refund. If you have already paid via bank transfer, we will contact you directly.

Despite the cancelation of the conference, we will hold our annual L.B. Grove Graduate Paper Prize competition. Details can be found here.

In order to recognize the scholarship of our submitters, we have uploaded lists of the selected panels, independent papers, and roundtables to our website to this link.

Again, we did not reach this decision lightly, but we also did not want to wait until the last minute after many of you arranged travel. Thank you for your interest in and continued support of, ASCJ. We very much look forward to seeing you in 2022. In the meantime, please take care of yourself and stay safe.

If you have any questions or concerns, please send us a message via our Contact page.

Christopher Bondy
ASCJ, President