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San Antonio, TX 78212

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The Southwest Conference on Asian Studies  is a regional conference of the Association for Asian Studies




Click HERE for a PDF of the directory. If you would like to join the SWCAS Mailing List, all you will need is an institutional email address. Send a request to the SWCAS administrator in the contact form below.


Click HERE to learn more about the early history and by-laws of SWCAS.




Click HERE to access programs and other information about SWCAS annual meetings. 

Click below for conference registration information. 

SWCAS now accepts credit and debit card payment for registration.


Deadline for special pre-registration fee: Sept. 15, 2019

Click below for a preliminary program for the 2019 meeting.  

Click below for the annual Call for Papers

SWCAS Board of Directors

Stephen Leach (2020)

Kimberlee Ortiz (2020)

Aryendra Chakravartty (2021)

Laurie Dickmeyer (2021)

Zach Smith (2022)

Paul Clark (2022)

SWCAS Officers 2019-20

Patricia Schiaffini, President

Marcy Tanter, Vice President

Jooyoun Lee, Past President

Stephen Field, Secretary-Treasurer

Stephen Field, Webmaster

Harold Tanner, CoC Rep

Click below for visitor information for the 2019 annual meeting at St. Edward's Univ., Austin, Texas. 

* Our logo depicts a tree bending in the prevailing southwest wind, inscribed in a red ochre circle symbolizing the southern sun. Our conference in general encompasses Asianists located in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana, although anyone is invited to join.