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The deadline to register is September 29, 2021. See below for more information on registering for the event.


New York Conference on Asian Studies 2021 (Brockport, NY)

In association with the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS), SUNY Brockport will host the 2021 NYCAS Conference centered on the theme of “Asian Lives/Asian Studies in the Post Pandemic Era. The conference is open to all, and will consist of two days of sessions on areas concerning Asian Studies. Format: HybridDate: October 1 - 2, 2021
Format: Hybrid
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2021

NYCAS 2021 Program

Asian Lives/Asian Studies in the Post Pandemic Era (Tentative)

This conference is open to all topics on Asian Studies but with a central theme of examining life in the pandemic era and looking toward post-pandemic life. COVID is far from over, especially for communities in Asia. This conference will offer an opportunity for scholars to address serious issues concerning Asian communities and the field of Asian studies communities through scholarly examination of pandemic life - both subtle and profound, positive and negative. How does the pandemic impact Asian lives? In what ways did the pandemic change the trajectory of Asian lives and Asian Studies and how should we respond? What factors influenced the field in the past year and how will that affect behavior and research going forward?

All topics are welcome! Scholars may propose topics on the pandemic’s impact on Asian lives and the field of Asian Studies (pre, concurrent, or post) or focus on any range of significant and timely concerns such as:

Politics, Policies, Governing:

Globalization and De-Globalization, Regulation and Trade; Authoritarianism and Human Rights; Economies, Finance, Tourism;

Health and Education:

Asian Public Health Responses, Modes of Delivery, Agendas and Curricula, Budgets and Reform

The Digital:

Digital and Technological Acceleration; Digital Consumption; Digital Entrepreneurship

Culture and History:

History and Values; Stigmatization and Discrimination; Arts, Creativity and Imagination; Nationalism, imperialism, colonialism; identity, sexuality, LGBTQ+ rights; Spirituality and religion

The Environment:

Eco-Systems, environmental philosophies and politics, sustainability

Full Program


We welcome proposals for traditional or non-traditional panels, individual papers, roundtables, workshops and educationally-related performances. Graduate student and advanced undergraduate participation is highly encouraged. Please use our proposal submission form to register now.

Abstract submissions are now closed.


Registration is now closed.

*Registration Fees for this Virtual Conference are as follows:

  • Presenter & Attendee Rate: $55
  • Graduate/Student Rate: $30


For any additional information, questions, or concerns, please contact Natalie Sarrazin.

Last Updated 7/21/22