Asian Popular Culture

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Asian Popular Culture papers can deal with any aspect of popular culture and any parts of Asia. Most papers in the past have dealt with Japan and South Korea and featured anime, manga, and Korean Wave topics. Other countries and other popular culture topics are also welcome.


This year, the Asian Popular Culture section celebrates its 25th anniversary, having been founded by John A. Lent in 1996. If the Seattle conference is in real-time and real-place, we would like to have a small celebratory event, a year late.


Papers should be kept to a 15-minute presentation.  When completed, they should be sent to PCA. 


Please meet all deadlines promptly and remember, you must register on time to be allowed to participate. 



2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01-Sept-21 Submissions Open 
01-Oct-21 Early Bird Registration Begins
15-Nov-21 Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications
16-Dec-21 Early Bird Registration Ends; Regular Registration Begins
01-Jan-22 Regular Registration Ends
02-Jan-22 Preliminary Schedule Available
01-Feb-22 Registration for Presenters End; Those Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program
01-Apr-22 Online Non-presenter Registration Ends
April 13-16, 2022

PCA Conference in Seattle, WA


All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee.   

The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


PCA National Conference Dates

April 13-16, 2022


Conference location

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 Sixth Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Please do not make hotel reservations until we establish the individualized link for our room block. 


Submission Information

The submission deadline is November 15, 2021.

Submit a Presentation

Purchase a Membership

Purchase Registration (coming soon)

Grants and Awards (coming soon)

Areas That Accept Undergraduate Submissions

All Subject Areas

Conference Code of Conduct



Area chairs

Ying Xu

John A. Lent