AATJ Annual Spring Conference

The 2018 Annual Spring Conference was held on Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Washington, DC, in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) .

A VERY UNFORTUNATE SNOWSTORM IN THE WASHINGTON, DC. AREA KEPT MANY PEOPLE FROM BEING ABLE TO PRESENT OR TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE. We plan to post presentations for those who are willing to share them; please watch this space and look for email messages with more information.

We are not able to refund conference registration fees. These fees allow us to plan and hold this and future conferences; thank you for your understanding.

Click HERE to download the 2018 conference program in PDF format.

Click HERE for the 2018 conference program WITH ABSTRACTS of all presentations.

The keynote speaker for this year's conference was Jeffrey Angles of Western Michigan University, a teacher, translator, and author in both English and Japanese. His book of poetry わたしの日付変更線 (My International Date Line) was awarded the 2017 Yomiuri Prize for Literature. His most recent publication is a prize-winning translation from Japanese of Orikuchi Shinobu's The Book of the Dead. Professor Angles spoke on the topic "Poetics of the In-Between: Learning and Living between Languages."

AATJ's special sponsored session at this year's AAS conference - a professional development panel entitled "Earning Your Stripes as an Academic: Advice on publishing, presenting, collaborating, and winning support, for young faculty and graduate students in Asian languages and literatures," took place on Saturday, March 18, at 5:15 p.m., in Roosevelt Room 4 (Exhibit Level).

The Classical Japanese Special Interest Group held its meeting, with presentations, on Friday evening from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Johnson Room (Mezzanine Level).

Programs from past Spring Conferences

2017 Spring Conference Program
2017 Spring Conference Program with Abstracts
2016 Spring Conference Program
2016 Spring Conference Program with Abstracts
2015 Spring Conference Program
2015 Spring Conference Program with Abstracts
2014 Spring Conference Program
2014 Spring Conference Program with Abstracts