June 2004 to Present
To give scholars of American Studies a chance to come together to network, share research, and develop joint projects
The ASN Annual Conference gives scholars of American Studies, both from China and the greater Asian region, a chance to come together to network, share research, and develop joint projects. Participants come from universities throughout China, and graduate students are also encouraged to submit papers for graduate students panels, and attend other sessions of the conference to further their own scholarship. Distinguished speakers from the US are also invited to participate as speakers and panelists.
The conference rotates annually around China, and has been held in Chengdu, Changchun, Kunming, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bejiing, and Wuxi.
USCET also provides a comprehensive collection of past papers from our 2006 and 2010 ASN Annual Conferences, as well as information on our publications, free electronic PDFs of publications, and discounted rates on hard copies of the most recent ASN conference publication, The Power of Culture. Click here for more information.
Learn more about past and present ASN conferences below:
2016: American Studies Network Weekend- BFSU
2015: Locality and Transnationality: New Approaches to Understanding US-China Relations - Peking University
2014: Culture and US Relations with China and World-Zhejiang University
2013: Transnational Currents of US-China Relations: The 10th Anniversary of the American Studies Network in China - Hong Kong University
2012: America: 2012 Elections and Beyond - Beijing Foreign Studies University
2011: US Soft Power and Social Equality - Northeast Normal University
2010: The US in Crisis: Financial or Cultural? - Jiangnan University
2009: The Obama Phenomenon: Reassessing our Understanding of America - Beijing Foreign Studies University
2008: America in the Era of Globalization - Sichuan University
2007: The US After September 11: Changes and Continuities - Beijing Foreign Studies University
2006: Bridging the Sino-American Divide - University of Hong Kong
2005: The United States in Times of War and Peace - Yunnan University
2004: First Annual Meeting - Fudan University
- US Embassy - Beijing
- US Department of State
- Henry Luce Foundation
- Ford Foundation