The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study of Asia. With approximately 6,500 members worldwide, representing all the regions and countries of Asia and all academic disciplines, the AAS is the largest organization of its kind.

Through its publications, online resources, regional conferences, and annual conference, the AAS provides its members with a unique and invaluable professional network.


The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. is a non-profit professional association
dedicated to the principled advancement of the field of Asian Studies through international
intellectual exchange; network building; publications; scholarly projects; support for
research, teaching, public outreach, and engagement; and career development, both within
the academy and beyond.


The Association for Asian Studies is committed to serving its members and engaging
respectfully with its partners throughout Asia and other parts of the world by promoting
academic excellence, free inquiry, professional integrity, diversity, equity, and inclusion
within the academic study of Asia and in the Association’s own work to advance the field of
Asian Studies.