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.

The 2019 ASCJ Conference 
The ASCJ Executive Committee is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the 2019 Conference. This year’s panels offered valuable contributions to a range of fields in Asian studies, and we thank each presenter for their participation. The Committee also thanks the AAS President Prasenjit Duara for his Keynote speech on the opening day, and it appreciates the support it received from the faculty and staff of Saitama University.

Announcing the 2020 Conference
Next year’s ASCJ Conference will be hosted by Sophia University in downtown Tokyo. The dates are July 4~5. As of July 27, the online submission forms for panels, individual papers, and round table proposals will be active from September 15, 2019. We will also periodically update other conference related information as we proceed with our preparations.

New ASCJ President
At the end of June this year, Prof. Mark Caprio of Rikkyo University ended his five-year term as the ASCJ President, and The Executive Committee thanks him for his extensive service to the Conference. He has been succeeded by the former Vice President Prof. Christopher Bondy of ICU. The Committee appreciates Prof. Bondy’s acceptance of this demanding position, and it looks forward to continuing success under his stewardship.

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

Christopher Bondy
ASCJ, President