In the hyper connected society, cultural diversity intensifies around the globe. Unfortunately, social problems also increase. For instance, discrimination and hate crimes against Asian population in various countries have increased in the wake of COVID-19. Besides avoiding and shunning Asian minorities in public transportation, physical attacks have also been reported in various countries. This reflects lack of understanding in cultural diversity for the Asian population from various political, cultural, and even ethnic backgrounds. Against this social problem, resistance movements such as “Stop Asian Hate” have been active in the United States and beyond. The issue of discrimination against specific groups has existed before the spread of COVID-19 in various contexts; before anti-Asian hate, for instance, Islamophobia and misogyny have been serious political issues. Protests opposed to LGBTQ communities and refugees are also a few examples that reflect the lack of understanding in cultural diversity. In-depth discussion about cultural diversity in the society is necessary, which includes integration of people with diverse ethnic background, nationality, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, and political opinion. With this background, the International Conference “Cultural Diversity in Asia and Beyond: Perspectives and Challenges” will provide an opportunity to discuss various perspectives and challenges related to cultural diversity with a diverse panel of experts. It intends to examine development patterns and current challenges of cultural diversity through examples from India, Indonesia, Korea, and the United States. This international conference touches upon social problems related to immigration, integration, ethnic diversity, gender inequality, and education. Above all, it will provide a place for exchange, where the most recent trends in cultural diversity studies and its challenges in various countries will be discussed.