The Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) was launched in 1991 to enhance teaching about Asia at American two-year and four-year colleges and universities at the undergraduate level. In recent years, ASDP has also included Asian faculty in selected programs. Since its inception, more than 1,500 professors from the U.S. and Asia have participated in ASDP programs.
A joint program of the East-West Center and the University of Hawai’i, ASDP offers a variety of content-focused faculty and institutional development programs and activities centered around summer residential institutes, field seminars in Asia, workshops on the U.S. mainland, and an annual academic conference.
- March 19-21, 2015
ASDP National Conference on "Rethinking Asian Studies: Taking Asia as Method"
- May 25 - June 26, 2015 (Applications due March 2)
NEH Institute on "Buddhist Asia: Traditions, Transmissions, and Transformations"
- July 27 - August 7, 2015 (Applications due March 9)
Institute on "Infusing Chinese Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum"