Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies 2018

October 19, 2018
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“We have now concluded the 56th annual meeting of the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (WCAAS) at Soka University of America, organized by the Pacific Basin Research Center. Held on 19-20 October 2018, the meeting featured 28 panels and 135 participants.  We want to thank everyone involved for the conference being a great success!

We would like to thank our wonderful keynote speaker and AAS President, Dr. Anne Feldhaus. Also thank you to our organizing team, Kayo Yoshikawa, Mahesh Kushwaha, Vassil Yorgov, Nikita Sukmono, and several wonderful student volunteers.  We would also like to thank Academic Affairs at Soka University of America and the Association for Asian Studies for their kind support.  We would also like to congratulate Ha Chau Ngo (Soka University of America) and Andrew Nguy (Pomona), who were awarded with prizes for the best undergraduate poster presentations from a highly impressive group of students.

With the meeting behind us, you can view final conference program and photos from the conference online.

Shane J. Barter
Organizer, WCAAS 2018
Director, Pacific Basin Research Center