[Application deadline has been extended to August 31.]The 5th IAAPS Annual Conference will be held in Republic of Korea on 27-28 November (Thursday and Friday), 2014, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) East and North-East Asia Office, Incheon, Republic of Korea. The theme is "Regional Integration in the Asia Pacific Region." Please click here for more details.

A new IAAPS Board of Directors was appointed. Please click here to view the make-up of the current board.

On November 22 and 23, 2013, the International Association for Asia Pacific Studies (IAAPS) 4th Annual Conference was held at De La Salle University, the Philippines.


Co-sponsored by IAAPS, the Yuchengco Center, and APU, the conference was held under the theme of "Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in the Asia Pacific: Regional and National Policy and Programmatic Challenges". We had three keynote speeches and 11 parallel sessions. Held over two days, this international conference brought together approximately 60 researchers from 24 institutions in 10 different countries/regions.

We would like to officially announce the IAAPS 4th Annual Conference. We will hold the conference at De La Salle University, Philippines, on November 22-23, 2013, jointly with Yuchengco Center. Please see the following link for more details about the conference.


4th IAAPS Annual Conference - 1.Call for Presenters

We would be grateful if you could let your colleagues know about this conference as well. We look forward to a high level of participation.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the IAAPS secretariat
(APU Research Office) at

On November 23 and 24, 2012, the International Association for Asia Pacific Studies (IAAPS) 3rd Annual Conference was held at the Department of Japanese Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Co-sponsored by APU, the conference was held under the theme of "Change in the Asia Pacific World: Challenges and Opportunities".


The conference was held in parallel sessions each focusing on a separate aspect of Asia Pacific studies such as ethnicity, language learning, regional security, resource management and literature. The conference kicked-off with a welcoming speech by IAAPS President and inaugural President of APU, SAKAMOTO Kazuichi.

This conference was co-sponsored by APU, the Chinese University of Hong Kong Department of Japanese Studies, New Asia College, United College, and the Chung Chi College (three of the constituent colleges of The Chinese University of Hong Kong).

Please see here for more details.

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