Scholars and students to discuss Asian culture in college curricula
The University’s office of China programs and department of modern and classical languages have joined efforts to bring the 2015 Asian Studies Development Program’s (ASDP) National Conference to the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel, March 19-21. Students and faculty may register to attend the event. For faculty, early registration is $200 if registered by March 1, and late registration is $225. Students’ registration is $75. A round-trip shuttle service from Springfield to Branson will be offered for an additional $25.
What is the conference?
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.
2015’s theme: Rethinking Asian Studies
The upcoming year’s theme will be “Rethinking Asian Studies: Taking Asia as Method,” focusing on how to enable Asian perspectives to take on a greater role in informing and shaping our critical engagement with both the historical and contemporary dynamics of Asia.
Keynote speaker Dr. Pheng Cheah will bring his expertise as a professor of rhetoric for the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, for his presentation titled, “Asia as Question: Rethinking Asian Studies in Contemporary Globalization.”
Date: March 19-21
Venue: Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel (Branson, Missouri)
Keynote: “Asia as Question: Rethinking Asian Studies in Contemporary Globalization”
Registration: Students: $75; Faculty: $200 before March 1, or $225