Bankrolling Empire: A Conversation with Historian Sudev Sheth

In this interview, AAS Membership Manager Bill Warner speaks with historian Dr. Sudev Sheth, Senior Lecturer at the Lauder Institute at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, about his recent book Bankrolling Empire: Family Fortunes and Political Transformation in Mughal India (Cambridge University Press, 2024). The book focuses on the Jhaveri family in the western […]

Excerpt: The Vulgarity of Caste

Shailaja Paik is Taft Distinguished Professor of History and Affiliate Faculty in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Asian Studies at the University of Cincinnati and author of The Vulgarity of Caste: Dalits, Sexuality, and Humanity in Modern India (Stanford University Press), winner of the 2024 AAS Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize. On the afternoon […]

Luce Foundation Awards Association for Asian Studies $90,000 for Global Initiatives

The Association for Asian Studies is pleased to announce that we have received a grant of $90,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation to support the development of two initiatives: “South and Southeast Asian Connectivities across the Asian Studies Network” and the “Global China Dissertation Workshops.” Both programs will provide opportunities for emerging scholars based in […]

Dr. Jefferson Lyndon D. Ragragio Selected as 2024-25 Gosling-Lim Postdoctoral Fellow

The Association for Asian Studies is pleased to announce that the 2024 Gosling-Lim Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies has been awarded to Dr. Jefferson Lyndon D. Ragragio (University of the Phillippines, Los Baños) for his proposed project, “Mediated Populism: Reformatting Nationalism, Human Rights, and Journalism in the Philippines.” Dr. Ragragio will be based at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies […]

#AsiaNow Speaks with Christian de Pee

Christian de Pee is a Professor of History at the University of Michigan and author of Urban Life and Intellectual Crisis in Middle-Period China, 800-1100, which was published by Amsterdam University Press in 2022 and which has received an Honorable Mention for the 2024 AAS Joseph Levenson Prize (Pre-1900). To begin with, please tell us […]

AAS 2024 Annual Conference Resolution of Thanks

The Board of Directors of the Association for Asian Studies, AAS Secretariat staff, and I would like to thank individuals and groups who contributed to the 2024 Annual Conference in Seattle. We are thrilled that 3,138 attendees (including 754 students), exhibitors, and staff joined us in Seattle. So many people and organizations helped to make […]

“Cornerstone of the Nation”: An Interview with Peter Banseok Kwon

“How did an impoverished country that was fully reliant on US military support until the 1970s modernize its defense and commercial industries in less than a decade?” This question propels the story that Peter Banseok Kwon (Assistant Professor of Korean Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY) traces in his new book, Cornerstone of the […]

Call for Proposals: “Global China” Dissertation Workshop at AAS-in-Asia

July 11-12, 2024Yogyakarta, IndonesiaApplication deadline: April 19, 2024 Thanks to funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Association for Asian Studies is pleased to announce that we will host a dissertation workshop for Ph.D. students currently enrolled in higher education institutions in Asia. The workshop, sponsored by the AAS East and Inner Asia Council (EIAC), […]

Jun Takahashi Receives 2024 Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award

The Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award Committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Jun Takahashi (Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese, Colby College, ME) is the recipient of the 2024 Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award for Excellence in Japanese Language Teaching. Dr. Takahashi has a background in Japanese language and culture, linguistics, and foreign language pedagogy, […]