Life Writing is interrelated to culture for culture influences life writing and life writing gives impetus to cultural development. The international landscape has undergone fundamental changes ever since the 21st Century and Asia-Pacific region has attracted more attention of the international community. The human mobility and cultural interactions in the region has given birth to life-writing genres with great disparities in forms and themes. To achieve a better understanding of the interrelations between culture and life writing in Asia-Pacific region, Center for Life Writing, SJTU is to hold “Life Writing and Asia-Pacific Cultures,” IABA Asia-Pacific 2019 as delegated by IABA Asia-Pacific. This conference is scheduled to be held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University from Oct. 25 to 27, 2019.