Northeast Asia Council (NEAC)

NEAC Members

  • Celeste Arrington, George Washington University, Political Science (Co-chair) (2022-2025)
  • Charlotte Eubanks, Pennsylvania State University, Comparative Literature (Co-chair) (2023-2026)
  • Yulia Frumer, Johns Hopkins University, History of Science (2022-2025)
  • Grace En-Yi Ting, University of Hong Kong, Gender Studies (2022-2025)
  • Jina Kim, University of Oregon, Literature (2023-2026)
  • Kate McDonald, University of California, Santa Barbara, History (2023-2026)
  • Minjeong Kim, San Diego State University, Sociology (2024-2027)
  • Jung Joon Lee, Rhode Island School of Design, Art History (2024-2027)
  • Nobuko Toyosawa, Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, History (2024-2027)

NEAC Committees

Grant Programs

Book Prizes

  • The John Whitney Hall Book Prize, given annually to the author of an outstanding English-language book on Japan.
  • The James B. Palais Prize, given annually to an outstanding scholar of Korean studies from any discipline or country specialization.

NEAC Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper

NEAC administers a prize for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the AAS Annual Conference.

Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award

A NEAC representative sits on the committee overseeing the Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award for Excellence in Japanese Language Teaching.

Sumie Jones Prize for Project Leadership in Japan-centered Humanities

NEAC oversees the Sumie Jones Prize for Project Leadership in Japan-centered Humanities, which recognizes and honors scholars who work collaboratively with others to promote impactful projects in the Japanese humanities.