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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 […]

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 […]

Member Spotlight: Robert Cliver

Robert Cliver is Professor of History at Humboldt State University (California) and has been a member of AAS for almost 16 years, since October 2004. What is your discipline and country (or countries) of interest? I am a historian of modern China and Russia, with an interest in modern and pre-modern East Asian and World […]

“Modernization” and Agrarian Development in India

This is Number 7 in the “JAS Author Interviews” series at #AsiaNow. Click here to see all posts in the series. The August 2020 issue of the Journal of Asian Studies includes “‘Modernization’ and Agrarian Development in India, 1912–52,” a research article by historian Prakash Kumar (Pennsylvania State University). Drawing from his current book project, in this […]

Anna Leon Shulman and Frank Joseph Shulman Announce Their Retirement from the Bibliography of Asian Studies

We regret to share the news that Anna Leon Shulman, editor of the Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS), and Frank Joseph Shulman, BAS associate editor, have informed the Association for Asian Studies that they will retire on December 31, 2020. Anna and Frank Shulman have dedicated a combined 85 years of service to the BAS, […]

Statement on Collection Development, Access, ​and Equity in the Time of COVID-19

Issued by the Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation on July 17, 2020 and endorsed by the AAS Board of Directors on September 28, 2020. The Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation (CONSALD) recognizes the tremendous work of the Collection Development and Equity in the Time of Covid-19 Task Force in the crafting […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Sue-Je Lee Gage (1973-2020)

Sue-Je L. Gage, a cultural anthropologist and pioneering scholar in the study of Amerasians in South Korea, passed away suddenly on May 10, 2020. She was an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Affiliated Faculty in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity and Women and Gender Studies at Ithaca College, where she […]

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