Northeast Asia Council (NEAC)

NEAC Members

  • Sonja M. Kim, Binghamton University, State University of New York, History (Chair)
  • Celeste Arrington, George Washington University, Political Science
  • Yulia Frumer, Johns Hopkins University, History of Science
  • Suzy Kim, Rutgers University, History
  • Christina Laffin, University of British Columbia, Literature
  • Suzy Kim, Rutgers University, History
  • Grace En-Yi Ting, University of Hong Kong, Gender Studies
  • Alice Y. Tseng, Boston University, Art History
  • Jolyon B. Thomas, University of Pennsylvania, Religious Studies
  • Lori Watt, Washington University, History

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.