AAS Statement on January 6, 2021 Insurrection in Washington, D.C.

Posted on behalf of the AAS Board of Directors On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, we witnessed an attempted takeover of Congress by protestors who believe the U.S. presidential election results are fraudulent. As representatives of a scholarly organization, the Association for Asian Studies Board of Directors condemns this attempted coup, affirms the election results of […]

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Fall 2020 AAS Election Results

The Fall 2020 AAS elections have concluded, and we are pleased to provide the results in each category. Over 30 percent of the AAS membership voted, an increase of nearly 10 percent over last year’s participation. Newly elected representatives will take office immediately after the upcoming AAS 2021 Virtual Annual Conference in March. We congratulate […]

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Creating New Hybrid Futures Together in 2021

To all, Shinnen akemashite omedetou gozaimasu! Happy Year of the Ox! I write this on New Year’s Day, although I know that it will not be posted until a few days later. In Honolulu, the weather is a cool 73 degrees, breezy, and a little rainy, which is good for washing away the red-paper remains […]

A History of Pigs in China: From Curious Omnivores to Industrial Pork

The November 2020 issue of the Journal of Asian Studies is now available online at Cambridge Core. AAS Members can access the issue by logging in at our new member portal (see here for instructions if this is your first time visiting) and selecting the “Membership” menu, then clicking on “Members-Only Benefits” and scrolling down […]

Luce Foundation Awards Association for Asian Studies $60,000 in Support of Global Asias Initiatives

The Association for Asian Studies is pleased to announce that we have received a $60,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support valuable programming and create content relevant to a new initiative in Asian Studies. The funded project, “TOWARD GLOBAL ASIAS: Bridging Asian and Asian American Studies and Exploring Afro-Asian Affinities,” represents tangible efforts […]

Welcome to the New AAS Member Portal

Dear Association for Asian Studies Community, We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new AAS member portal: This new platform offers a more intuitive, user-friendly interface for AAS members and provides us with the flexibility to grow in the future. We invite you to log in now. First, Reset Your Password or […]

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Modern Chinese History: An Interview with Author David Kenley

AAS Publications is pleased to announce that the second edition of Modern Chinese History by David Kenley is now available. Part of our Key Issues in Asian Studies series, Kenley’s book is a rapid-fire introduction to China’s past from the seventeenth century onward; its concise form and straightforward prose make Modern Chinese History the ideal […]

President’s Column: Reflections on Leadership and Compassion

Greetings to all from across the Pacific! Autumn is only a concept in Hawai`i, since our temperatures do not fall and neither do our leaves. We sweat through Halloween and keep our beach towels on the clothesline for ready use. This fall, however, was momentous because of the U.S. Presidential election. The many firsts of […]

Call for Proposals: Workshop on New Threats to Academic Freedom in Asia

Workshop on New Threats to Academic Freedom in Asia An Association for Asian Studies project supported by the Open Society Foundations Updated January 4, 2021: The application deadline has been extended from January 6 to January 20, 2021. The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is calling for research proposals on the theme of academic censorship […]

AAS 2021: Your Virtual Conference Questions, Answered

After the cancellation of our 2020 Annual Conference in Boston due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of us at the Association for Asian Studies had high hopes that we’d be able to hold our 2021 conference in Seattle as scheduled. We started making plans for a hybrid event—one which would enable attendees to participate either […]

The AAS Secretariat is closed on Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of the Martin Luther King Day holiday.