ASDP Alumni Association

Asian Studies Development Program

2021 Keynote Speaker: Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer-Prize winning writer focusing on society, religion, and history. He is a winner of the National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholars program for an upcoming book that will detail China's unofficial history. Johnson has lived in China for over 20 years as a student and journalist, writing for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and other publications. He has won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of China, two awards from the Overseas Press Club as well as multiple others.


Welcome to the website of the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) Alumni Association Chapter.

Based at the East-West Center in Hawai'i, the ASDP Alumni Association was established to help Asian Studies Development Program program alumni support ASDP in its efforts to enhance undergraduate teaching and learning about Asian cultures and societies, and to support the East-West Center (EWC) in its mission of contributing to the realization of a just, prosperous and equitable Asia-Pacific community. The ASDP Alumni Association cooperates with the East-West Center Association (EWCA) Executive Board and the EWC Alumni Association Office to promote activities and initiatives consistent with the EWC mission. All ASDP Alumni are invited to join/renew membership and to follow us on Twitter

The ASDP Alumni Association was the first non-geographic, special interest alumni chapter and remains the largest chapter in the EWC Alumni Association. The general meeting of the ASDP Alumni Association is held annually in conjunction with the ASDP National Conference. The elected Chapter leadership includes a President and Vice-President (2-year terms), Secretary and Treasurer (5-year terms) and three Members-at-Large (3-year terms).

With volunteer assistance, the ASDP Alumni Association promotes initiatives, activities, and news about ASDP alumni and programs, and other content relevant to expanding and enhancing undergraduate Asian studies. The ASDP Alumni Association is a Federal 501(c)3 corporation.


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