Northeast Asia Council (NEAC)

NEAC Members

  • Akiko Takenaka, University of Kentucky, History (Chair)
  • Hwansoo Kim, Yale University, Religion
  • Eiko Maruko Siniawer, Williams College, History
  • Joan Ericson, Colorado College, Literature
  • Charles Kim, University of Wisconsin, History
  • Marcia Yonemoto, University of Colorado, History
  • Christina Laffin, University of British Columbia, Literature
  • Alice Y. Tseng, Boston University, Art History
  • 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.