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 
21 Jan-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
11 Feb-22 Early Bird Registration Ends
12 Feb-22 Regular Registration Begins
01 Mar-22 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
01 Apr-22 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
April 13-16, 2022

Virtual conference


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 20, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Area chairs

Ying Xu

John A. Lent