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AAS Fall 2020 Election Nominees

Vice President Nominees Represented Area: South Asia Philip Lutgendorf Current position: Professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies, Emeritus      Institution/Affiliation: University of IowaDiscipline: cultural history, literature, cinema, religious studiesCountry or area(s) of interest: South AsiaSpecialization: Cultural history of North India; popular and devotional Hindi literature; performance, cinema and mass media; tea promotion and consumption Select PublicationsThe Epic […]

AAS Statement Regarding Remote Teaching, Online Scholarship, Safety, and Academic Freedom

Download as PDF AAS Board of DirectorsJuly 23, 2020 Executive Summary Videoconferencing tools such as Zoom present universities with stark technological, pedagogical, and moral considerations, especially with regard to the security of student and faculty data. These issues arise from the censorship and data-monitoring and informing requirements imposed by various foreign jurisdictions, in particular China, […]

On the Inevitable Politics of Our Lives and Institutions

It has been fifty years since the Journal of Asian Studies published William Theodore de Bary’s by now iconic presidential address, “The Association for Asian Studies: Nonpolitical but not Unconcerned” (Aug. 1970, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 751-759). De Bary spoke in the context of very different, but not unrelated, times, marked by debates over […]

Member Spotlight: Ekaterina Serbina

Ekaterina Serbina is a PhD student at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation, Moscow). She joined the AAS in February 2020. What is your discipline and country (or countries) of interest? My research field concerns Chinese “policy” banks—such as the Agricultural Development Bank of China, Export-Import Bank […]

AAS Statement on Fulbright Exchange Program

In response to Section 3 (i) of “The President’s Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization,” issued by Donald Trump on July 14, 2020. AAS Board of DirectorsJuly 16, 2020 The executive order to end the Fulbright Exchange Program for China and Hong Kong is extremely short-sighted and will result in long-lasting implications for U.S. foreign […]

AAS Statement on the 2020 Hong Kong National Security Law

AAS Board of DirectorsJuly 10, 2020 The Association for Asian Studies expresses its deep concern over the PRC government’s imposition of sweeping new security legislation that severely curtails the freedoms guaranteed in Hong Kong’s Basic Law, the Sino-British Joint Declaration, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The new legislation potentially puts at […]

AAS Statement on Modifications to Student and Exchange Visitor Program Rules

AAS Board of DirectorsJuly 10, 2020 The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) opposes the unnecessary decision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to modify the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) rules. This decision affects over 1 million international students on F-1 and M-1 visas. Not only does the new guidance from ICE unjustifiably penalize […]

Excerpt: “The Board of Rites and the Making of Qing China”

Below, we are pleased to present an excerpt adapted from The Board of Rites and the Making of Qing China, written by Macabe Keliher and published by University of California Press. Keliher is assistant professor of history at Southern Methodist University; he has also written about law in Yuan China and how relatives threatened and […]

#AsiaNow Speaks with Yoon Sun Yang

Yoon Sun Yang is Associate Professor of Korean and Comparative Literature at Boston University and author of From Domestic Women to Sensitive Young Men: Translating the Individual in Early Colonial Korea, published by Harvard University Asia Center and winner of the 2020 AAS James B. Palais Prize. To begin with, please tell us what your […]

Vietnam Studies Group 2021 Graduate Paper Prize Competition

Deadline: Friday, August 28, 2020 The Vietnam Studies Group (VSG) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for its annual graduate student paper prize competition. The competition encourages the direct involvement of graduate students in the growth of Vietnamese studies and supports their professional development. The competition is open to full and part time […]

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