AAS 2019 Election Results

The fall 2019 AAS elections have concluded, and we are pleased to provide the results in each category. Approximately 22% of the membership voted, slightly down from last year’s 29% participation. Newly elected representatives will take office immediately after the upcoming Annual Conference in Boston next March.

We congratulate the winners and thank all candidates for their willingness to serve the association. We also thank all members who participated in the electoral process by casting their votes.


Current Vice President Christine Yano (University of Hawaii at Manoa) will move into the presidency.

Vice President

Hy Van Luong (University of Toronto)

China & Inner Asia Council

Yi-Li Wu (University of Michigan)

Ching Kwan Lee (University of California, Los Angeles)

Peter J. Carroll (Northwestern University)

Northeast Asia Council

Lori Watt (Washington University in St. Louis)

Christina Laffin (University of British Columbia)

Alice Y. Tseng (Boston University)

South Asia Council

Manan Ahmed (Columbia University)

Nusrat Sabina Chowdhury (Amherst College)

Shenila Khoja-Moolji (Bowdoin College)

Southeast Asia Council

Ehito Kimura (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Eric M. Kunhonta (McGill University)

Jonathan Padwe (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Council of Conferences

Catherine Phipps (Southeast Conference/AAS; University of Memphis)

Patricia Schiaffini-Vedani (Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, Texas State University)

Tiantian Zheng (New York Conference on Asian Studies, SUNY Cortland)