|Host nation Thailand|
Venues 1 (in 1 host city)
|Dates April 27 – May 5|
MVP Yoo Young-Joo
|Teams 14 (from 44 federations)|
Champions South Korea (10th title)
The 1997 ABC Championship for Women is the qualifying tournament for 1998 FIBA World Championship for Women. The tournament was held on Bangkok, Thailand from April 27 to May 5. The championship is divided into two levels: Level I and Level II. The last finisher of Level I is relegated to Level II and the top finisher of Level II qualify for Level I 1999's championship.