Asian Studies Development Program National Conference in Boston

Dear Fellow Asianists,

The Seventeenth Annual Asian Studies Development Program’s National Conference will take place from March 24-26, 2011 at downtown Boston’s historic Omni Parker House Hotel. Middlesex Community College will be hosting this event. Please make plans now to attend this conference and participate in over 35 panels with more than 90 speakers presenting on a variety of interesting topics.

Conference Link:

Plenary speakers include, Peter Hershock, Coordinator of the Asian Studies Development Program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, HI, (presentation title: “In Pursuit of Equity: Globalization, Higher Education and the Emerging Value of Diversity), Jane Portal, who holds the Matsutaro Shoriki Chair, Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, (presentation title: “First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army”) and Richard Samuels, the Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (presentation title: “Japan’s Grand Strategy”).

The nationally known Angkor Dance Troupe will also perform at the conference. There will be options for visiting local sites including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.

The ASDP National Conference is an annual event that provides an opportunity for ASDP alumni and other interested college and university faculty members to share research related to Asian cultures and societies, as well as strategies for effectively infusing Asian content into undergraduate humanities, social science, business, and science curricula. It also provides an opportunity for ASDP alumni and other interested college and university faculty members to socialize and get reacquainted with fellow alums, meet new faces, and share new ideas. The conference fee is $150.

If you have any questions, please contact Middlesex Dean and Asian Studies Coordinator, Dona Cady (Conference Chair) at,

(Phone: (781) 280-3721).

Conference Link:


Julien Farland
Professor of Philosophy
Middlesex Community College
NA 212
Bedford MA 01730
781 280 3944

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