The Spanish Association of East Asian Studies (Asociación Española de Estudios de Asia Oriental, AEEAO) is a national non-profit organisation committed to stimulate and promote the study about and research on East Asia in Spain.
To this end, the Association actively supports the following activities:
- The organisation of forums, conferences, seminars, workshops and any other kind of scientific event.
- The publication of scientific journals, as well as any other academic outputs (printed, photographic, audio or audiovisual) related to the areas and subjects covered by the Association.
- The organisation of research activities in the various fields of East Asian Studies, and the exchange of scientific knowledge and data with similar associations.
- The establishment of agreements with other organisations that support the research of the members of the Association.
- The cooperation with Spanish and East Asian institutions with the purpose of promoting the study and research in the field of East Asian Studies.
- Any other activity that may foster the research developed in Spain in the area of East Asian Studies, and the exchange of scientific information in that area.
Since 2006, a group of scholars and specialists in Spain has been organising a biennial national forum called Foro Español de Investigación sobre Asia Pacífico (FEIAP) which served as a space for academic exchange and discussion for researchers and scholars from the fields of East Asia and the Pacific in Spain. After ten years and five editions, the FEIAP has become one of the most active national academic forums, and an internationally recognised meeting point in the field of East Asian Studies.
With the creation the AEEAO in 2016, the Association has taken over the responsibility of organising this periodical event, and has broadened its scope to include participants from other countries and regions and upgrade it to the status of an international conference. The first edition of the event in the new format will take place in Malaga in June 2018 as the First AEEAO International Conference (I Congreso Internacional de la AEEAO).