ASN Annual Conferences and Events

June 2004 to Present

Program Area:

Program Goal

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

Location Address

Hong Kong