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AAS-in-Asia 2020 Call for Proposals Now Open

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) are now accepting proposals for the 2020 AAS-in-Asia conference, to be held June 29-July 1, 2020 in Kobe, Japan. The AAS-in-Asia Program Committee welcomes proposals for organized panel sessions and roundtables. Individual papers will not be considered. Organized panels consist of formal paper […]

“Production, Circulation, and Accumulation”: Andrew Liu on the Historiographies of Capitalism in China and South Asia

This is Number 4 in the “JAS Author Interviews” series at #AsiaNow. Click here to see all posts in the series. Andrew B. Liu is Assistant Professor of History at Villanova University and author of “Production, Circulation, and Accumulation: The Historiographies of Capitalism in China and South Asia,” published in the November 2019 issue of […]

January 2020 AAS Member News & Notes

Nominate yourself or a colleague for the 2020 Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award for Excellence in Japanese Language Teaching. This annual prize honors an outstanding graduate student or instructor teaching Japanese at the college level and carries with it a $1,000 award. All nomination materials are due to Selection Committee Chair Priya Ananth by January […]

Traces of Trauma: An Interview with Boreth Ly

Boreth Ly is Associate Professor of Southeast Asian Art History and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz and author of Traces of Trauma: Cambodian Visual Culture and National Identity in the Aftermath of Genocide, recently published by University of Hawai’i Press. To begin with, please tell us what your book is about. […]

Academic Exchanges in a Time of Conflictual Geopolitics

In my September President’s Column I wrote about the impact of geopolitics on international scholarly exchanges and on conditions of higher education, particularly in the humanities and social sciences. Indeed, from the perspective of AAS this problem has intensified. I am referring of course to the protests and shutdown of universities in Hong Kong, where […]

AAS Conference Connection: Looking Ahead to 2020

Welcome to the AAS Conference Connection. In order to provide the most up-to-date information and offer the best possible experience, we will periodically send an email and post on our website information regarding the upcoming AAS Annual Conference.  NEW! Conference Mentor Program The AAS is excited to launch a new conference initiative—the AAS Conference Mentor […]

December 2019 AAS Member News & Notes

Congratulations to AAS Past President Anne Feldhaus, who recently retired from Arizona State University after teaching there for 38 years. Feldhaus is a religious studies scholar who focuses on Maharashtra, India; her AAS Presidential Address, “Biography as Geography,” has just been published in the November issue of the Journal of Asian Studies. *** AAS Members […]

Call for Applications: Editor, Journal of Asian Studies

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is searching for a new Editor for its flagship journal. The Journal of Asian Studies (JAS) publishes the very best empirical and multidisciplinary work on Asia, spanning the arts, history, literature, the social sciences, and cultural studies. Experts around the world turn to this quarterly journal for the latest in-depth […]

Growing Rhythm

By Lauren Meeker, SUNY New Paltz In conjunction with the 2019 New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) on October 4-5, SUNY New Paltz hosted a series of workshops on Burmese music with funding from an AAS Council of Conferences (COC) Outreach Grant. The workshops brought together community members with New Paltz students and faculty […]

Workshop on the Second Book

The field of Asian Studies, like the rest of the humanities and social sciences, directs most of its developmental resources to supporting the younger generation of scholars through the doctoral and postdoctoral phases of their careers up to the publication of the first book. This is appropriate, as the challenges of turning the dissertation into […]