Call for Proposals: 2023 Annual Conference Late-Breaking Sessions

The AAS invites proposals for late-breaking sessions to be held at the 2023 Annual Conference online and in Boston, Massachusetts. Late-breaking panels and roundtables provide a forum for engaging in dialogue on current events that affect our perspectives on and work in the Asian region; proposed sessions should focus on emerging data or trending topics […]

Call for Applications: Geiss Hsu Annual Conference Travel and Participation Grant

The James P. Geiss and Margaret Y. Hsu Foundation has awarded the Association for Asian Studies $20,000 to fund participation for Ming Studies scholars in the 2023 Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. The James P. Geiss and Margaret Y. Hsu Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private, not-for-profit foundation which encourages and sponsors scholarly research and interpretation of the […]

AAS 2023 Conference News: Calls for Session Chairs, Mentors, and Films

Call for Chairs The AAS Program Committee is seeking session chairs for the 2023 Annual Conference. Please consider volunteering as a session chair for an Individual Paper Session. Volunteer opportunities are available for both in-person and virtual sessions! Click the button below for details. Application Deadline: November 7, 2022 Call for Mentors We are now […]

October 2022 Education About Asia News

Deadline for Submissions for 2023 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize: November 1, 2022 Established in 1995 by the AAS Committee on Educational Issues and Policy and the Committee on Teaching about Asia, the Franklin R. Buchanan Prize is awarded annually to recognize an outstanding pedagogical, instructional, or curriculum publication on Asia designed for K-12 and college […]

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Agents of Subversion: A Q&A with Author John Delury

On March 12, 1973, John T. “Jack” Downey walked across the Lo Wu Bridge from mainland China into Hong Kong—a crossing more than two decades in the making. In November 1952, Downey had been a young CIA agent tasked with a covert mission near the border between China and Korea. Chinese forces, however, had prior […]

Franklin S. Odo (1939-2022)

Asian Studies lost an important bridge with Asian American Studies in the recent passing of Franklin S. Odo, an internationally recognized historian, scholar, and activist. As part of the civil rights and anti-war movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s, Odo emerged as a leader who galvanized a coalition of students, scholars, and activists. […]

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Do Black Lives Matter for Asian Studies?

By Will Bridges, Nitasha Tamar Sharma, and Marvin Sterling We are pleased to share an excerpt from the introduction of Who Is the Asianist? The Politics of Representation in Asian Studies, forthcoming from the AAS Publications Asia Shorts series. Edited by Will Bridges, Nitasha Tamar Sharma, and Marvin Sterling, Who Is the Asianist? brings together […]

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#AsiaNow Speaks with Nozomi Naoi

Nozomi Naoi is Associate Professor of Humanities (Art History) at Yale-NUS College and author of Yumeji Modern: Designing the Everyday in Twentieth Century Japan, published by University of Washington Press and received Honorable Mention of the 2022 AAS John Whitney Hall Prize. See a media gallery to accompany the book at Art History Publication Initiative. […]

Call for Applications: Boundary Pushing in Asian Studies – A Workshop to Prepare Articles for Publication

Organized under the auspices of The Journal of Asian Studies to help increase the range, breadth and quality of journal article manuscripts, the theme for this workshop is “Boundary Pushing.” Significant new work in Asian Studies often runs counter to or across traditional categories of scholarly conversation. For this reason, work that pushes boundaries is […]

#AsiaNow Speaks with Anne Prescott

Anne Prescott is Director of the Five College Center for East Asian Studies in Massachusetts and one of four authors (the others are John Frank, Arlene Kowal, and Yurika Kurakata) of Walking the Tōkaidō: A Multi-Disciplinary Experience in History and Culture, an online curriculum created for the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia at the […]