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Association for Asian Studies 2021 Annual Report

We are pleased to share the Association for Asian Studies 2021 Annual Report and invite all members of the AAS community to access it by clicking on the cover image below. AAS celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2021, and this milestone year was a busy one for our members, Board of Directors, and staff. Within […]

Call for Applications: 2022-2023 Cultivating the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grants

The Cultivating the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grants are made possible thanks to the generous support of Sweden. This grant program is part of a new collaborative transnational project that aims at enhancing the research capabilities of scholars and local institutions, especially in post-conflict and conflict areas, while helping to reduce the social and […]

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Excerpt: Beyond the Book

AAS Publications is pleased to announce the newest volume in our Asia Past & Present monograph series. Beyond the Book: Unique and Rare Primary Sources for East Asian Studies Collected in North America is edited by Jidong Yang (Stanford University) and includes chapters from over twenty contributors, writing on nonbook sources such as “manuscripts, archival […]

In Memoriam: Chang Hao 張灝 (1937-2022)

Dr. Chang Hao, the renowned Sinologist and scholar devoted to the intellectual history of modern China, died April 21 at age 85 in Albany, California. Dr. Chang was born in 1937 in Xiamen, and after living in Chongqing and Nanjing he moved with his family to Taiwan in 1949. He studied with well-known China scholars […]

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#AsiaNow Speaks with Silvia M. Lindtner

Silvia Lindtner is Associate Professor in the School of Information and Director of the Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing at the University of Michigan and author of Prototype Nation: China and the Contested Promise of Innovation, published by Princeton University Press and winner of the 2022 AAS Joseph Levenson Prize (Post-1900). To begin with, […]

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Charlotte Furth (1934-2022)

Charlotte Furth, Professor Emerita of Chinese history at the University of Southern California, died on June 19, 2022, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 88. Furth received her B.A. in French from the University of North Carolina and her Ph.D. in Chinese history from Stanford University. Her early work was in the intellectual […]

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Black Voice, Asian Studies

By Warren A. Stanislaus, University of Oxford        “There are no Black British-Japanese connections, so I wouldn’t spend your time looking.” This was the guidance I received from a professor at a conference upon seeking advice on related research project ideas. As I argue in a commentary for the Royal Historical Society, such perceptions are perhaps […]

Call for Papers: The Rights of Women and LGBTQ People in Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is seeking paper proposals from up-and-coming scholars – including graduate students – to join a “Rising Voices” panel on the topic of “The Rights of Women and LGBTQ People in Southeast Asia” (See below for eligibility). We seek to recruit early career scholars from Southeast […]

Call for Proposals: “Global Anti-Asian Racism” for Asia Shorts

Volume Editor: Jennifer Ho (University of Colorado Boulder)Series Editor: David Kenley (Dakota State University) This special volume of Asia Shorts will focus on “Global Anti-Asian Racism,” a phenomenon, particularly in the guise of Yellow Peril, that has endured for centuries around the globe. In Europe and the Americas, Asian immigrants and refugees are and were […]

Freeman Foundation Awards Grant for Education About Asia

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is pleased to announce that the Freeman Foundation has awarded AAS a $40,000 grant for 2022-2023 to support our ongoing Education About Asia (EAA) digitization project. Education About Asia, the teaching journal of the AAS, has been published since 1996 and is steered by Editor Lucien Ellington (University of […]