Reproductive Realities in Modern China: An Interview with Sarah Mellors Rodriguez

Sarah Mellors Rodriguez is Assistant Professor of History at Missouri State University and author of Reproductive Realities in Modern China: Birth Control and Abortion, 1911-2021 (Cambridge University Press, 2023). Many readers will be familiar with the politics of reproduction in contemporary China, via media stories about the One Child Policy in effect from the late […]

Call for Applications: Academic Writing for International Publication Workshop

22-23 June 2023, Daegu, South Korea Presented by the Association for Asian Studies with support from Sweden Deadline for Submitting Applications: 15 April 2023 The Association for Asian Studies is pleased to announce a workshop for junior scholars aimed at promoting the publication of research articles in international journals. The workshop will take place on […]

Mai Takeuchi Receives 2023 Hamako Ito Chaplin Award

The Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award Committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Mai Takeuchi (Lecturer of Japanese, University of California, Los Angeles) is the recipient of the 2023 Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award for Excellence in Japanese Language Teaching. Dr. Takeuchi has a background in Japanese language pedagogy, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics, and she has […]

How Can Asianists Write General Guides to Research and Teaching?

#AsiaNow speaks with Thomas S. Mullaney, Professor of History at Stanford University, and Christopher Rea, Professor of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, about their new book, Where Research Begins: Choosing a Research Project That Matters to You (and the World) (Chicago, 2022). Where Research Begins is not an “Asian Studies” book, but […]

ACLS Statement In Support of Academic Freedom and New College of Florida

The Association for Asian Studies has joined more than 30 other member institutions and dozens of individuals in signing the following statement from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), issued on February 9, 2023. In recent years, we have seen politicians intensify their effort to re-brand institutions of higher education – specifically, the humanities […]

AAS 2023 Prizes

The AAS is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s prize competitions and offer congratulations to all honorees. Please join us at the AAS 2023 Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 18 at 10:30am Eastern Time at the Hynes Convention Center. AAS Book Prizes Joseph Levenson Prize (China, Pre-1900) Ruth Mostern, The Yellow River: A Natural […]

“Cultivating the Humanities and Social Sciences and Supporting Under-represented Scholars of Asia” 2022-2023 Grantees

In partnership with Sweden, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) has launched a four-year initiative to help reduce the social and economic vulnerabilities of Southeast and South Asian low and lower-middle income countries. The “Cultivating the Humanities and Social Sciences and Supporting Under-Represented Scholars of Asia” (CHSS) project aims at strengthening the research capacity of […]

David W. Plath accepting the Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies award at the AAS 2013 Annual Conference

David William Plath (1930-2022)

By William W. Kelly, Yale University David Plath, one of our preeminent anthropologists of Japan, passed away peacefully from illness on November 4, 2022, at age 91. In a long engagement with Japan that stretched over seven decades, he was an ethnographer of deeply humanist intentions, a craftsman of precise and stylish writing, an innovative […]

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Introducing the Association for Chinese Art History

Scholars of Chinese art history now have a new home to share news, events, and find their communities! The Association for Chinese Art History (ACAH) is a newly-formed committee of AAS, associated with the East and Inner Asia Council (EIAC). It seeks to promote communication and community among scholars of Chinese art and architectural history […]

Cover image of Uncertainty in the Empire of Routine, by Maura Dykstra

Uncertainty in the Empire of Routine – An Interview with Maura Dykstra

As the Qing dynasty wrested control over the Chinese empire from Ming rulers in the mid-1600s, officials in Beijing needed information. Administering a state both geographically large and bureaucratically deep, the central government relied on reports from below to ascertain events outside the capital city and assess the performance of officials who operated beyond its […]