AAS Statement on January 6, 2021 Insurrection in Washington, D.C.

Posted on behalf of the AAS Board of Directors

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, we witnessed an attempted takeover of Congress by protestors who believe the U.S. presidential election results are fraudulent. As representatives of a scholarly organization, the Association for Asian Studies Board of Directors condemns this attempted coup, affirms the election results of November 2020, and recognizes President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris as the legitimate winners of the 2020 presidential election. Our organization is dedicated to the production and dissemination of scholarship and knowledge, so we say in a unified voice: we support U.S. democracy.