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] Cancellation of the 2020 Conference
After much discussion of the international conditions surrounding the COVID 19 Coronavirus, the ASCJ Executive Committee has decided to cancel the 2020 Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ). We know that the accepted presenters have put much effort into their research, and we were very much looking forward to these presentations in Tokyo this year.

We are working with Nippon Travel, the company that collects the payments for registration, and for those of you who have already registered, your payment will soon be reimbursed.

At present, we are anticipating holding the conference in late June or early July of 2021. Please check the website in the fall for more details.

The annual graduate student paper competition will still be held in 2020 despite the cancellation of the conference itself. If you are eligible, please visit our website for submission guidelines: https://ascjapan.org/conference/graduate-paper-prize/

Again, we apologize and thank you for your interest and support of ASCJ.

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

Christopher Bondy
ASCJ, President