ASN Conferences & Events

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.

Learn More About Past ASN Conferences Below:

2022: Nixon and China Plus 50: Reflections on Five Decades of US-China Relations – China Foreign Affairs University
2018: The Impact of Education Exchange on US-China Relations: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow – East China Normal University 
2017: US-China Relations after the 2016 Elections: Trump, Congress and the Issues – Sichuan University
2016: American Studies Network Weekend Beijing Foreign Studies University
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