Asian Studies

Program Details

New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) 2019

Hosted by SUNY New Paltz  | October 4-5, 2019

SUNY New Paltz in association with the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) will host the 2019 NYCAS conference centered on the theme of “Movement” to explore how movement happens across many types of terrain: physical, social, temporal, ideological. As changes to the world’s economic, political, and ecological systems occur at an ever faster clip, movement reshapes both our physical and intellectual landscapes. For instance, internal and transnational migration, economic remittances, and desertification exist in the same landscape as the rise of populist nationalism, the growth of new religions, and the sharing of music and art on social media. Movement perennially forces us to rethink our relationship to the world. What role has Asia played in moving the world to where it is now, and how will it foster new ways of thinking and being in the future?



NYCAS 2019 Conference Summary (Preliminary)


Friday Oct. 4


9:00a-4:0  0p    Registration, Book Exhibit and Displays

11:00a-5:00p    Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art Exhibition

11:00a-12:30p  Panel Session A

12:20p-1:30p    Box Lunch

1:30p-3:00p      Panel Session B

3:15p-4:15p      Keynote Presentation, Playwright Jiehae Park

4:15p-5:30p      Reception and SUNY New Paltz President’s Welcome

5:30p-7:00p      Dramatic Reading: Hannah and the Dread Gazebo (Jiehae Park)


Saturday Oct. 5


7:00a-8:15a      NYCAS Executive Committee Breakfast Meeting

8:00a-9:00a      Continental Breakfast

8:00a-3:00p      Registration

9:00a-4:00p      Book Exhibit and Displays

11:00a-5:00p    Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art Exhibition

8:30a-10:00a    Panel Session C

10:15a-11:45a  Panel Session D

12:00p-2:30p    Luncheon and Annual Meeting of NYCAS, Keynote Address, Prasenjit Duara (AAS President)

2:30p-4:00p      Panel Session E

4:15p-5:45p      Panel Session F

8:00p                Concert, With Drums, Gongs and Pianos: Southeast Asian Ensembles