Links Listed by Type of Resource: Professional Development and Professional Networks


ASIANetork is a consortium of colleges dedicated to strengthening the role of Asian Studies within the framework of liberal arts education. The website features information about conferences conducted by ASIANetwork, grants and faculty resources, and student and teaching resources focusing on undergraduate study.

Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP), University of Hawaii

Information on ASDP’s faculty workshops and conferences as well as programming and opportunities for both students and educators offered by the AsiaPacificEd Program of the East-West Center, University of Hawaii.

Association for Asian Studies

The major professional organization for people interested in Asian studies. The website features a bibliography of Asian studies, copies of the Journal of Asian Studies, extensive educational resources, information on employment and fellowship opportunities, and information on study abroad programs.

Forum on Asia in the Curriculum

Discussion board website for pre-collegiate and collegiate educators teaching about Asia . Includes discussion groups, teaching queries, conference and meeting announcements, and listings for grant and professional development opportunities.


An H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine list-serv for Asian Studies scholars. Features discussion of research and teaching interests, book reviews, conferences, and job announcements.

National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA)

NCTA is dedicated to encouraging and facilitating teaching and learning about Asia in world history, geography, social studies, and literature (primarily at the K-12 level). The website includes state-by-state information on teaching seminars and other programs conducted by NCTA.

World History Association

Includes teaching materials, conference papers, book reviews, a lesson plan on the Mongols, and announcements of upcoming events.

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