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#AsiaNow Speaks with Juno Salazar Parreñas

Juno Salazar Parreñas is currently Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University and author of Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation, published by Duke University Press and recipient of the honorable mention for the 2020 AAS Harry J. Benda Prize. To begin with, please tell us […]

Asian Studies in a Time of Pandemic

Greetings from lush Manoa Valley in sunny Honolulu! It is a strange time to become AAS President with the cancellation of our Boston conference and the realization of just how important these meetings are in renewing our friendships and ties to each other. We all feel the loss deeply. Many thanks to those who generously […]

Historian Jeremy Yellen on the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere

Jeremy A. Yellen is an assistant professor in the Department of Japanese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and author of The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere: When Total Empire Met Total War, published by Cornell University Press in 2019. Yellen’s work is a thorough investigation of Japan’s vision for the Greater East […]

March 2020 AAS Member News & Notes

The selection committee is pleased to announce that the 2020 Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award will be jointly conferred to Ms. Yoko Hori (Instructor of Japanese, University of Arkansas) and Mr. Shunichi Maruyama (Ph.D. student, The Ohio State University). Ms. Hori has been playing a key role in the growth of the Japanese program at […]

Meet the New Vice President: Hy V. Luong

Hy V. Luong is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto and was elected Vice President of the AAS in the Fall 2019 election. I discovered anthropology as an undergraduate student at the University of California at Berkeley in the early 1970s. After Berkeley, I pursued my graduate education in anthropology at Harvard University. […]

Finding the Taejon Massacre in Independence, Missouri

By Sandra H. Park At the Truman Library last April, I learned of a vast photograph collection donated by the local Center for the Study of the Korean War (CSKW) before its closing. The archivists were still processing this collection, and the photographs I handled featured mostly commemorative or touristic scenes. These were all originally […]

Turning on a Dime: Resources and Advice for Taking Classes Online

Many AAS Members in the United States and Europe are course instructors who find themselves in the unexpected position of teaching remotely for the coming weeks or months due to the spread of COVID-19 around the world. Making this abrupt switch when a course has been carefully planned and partially completed face-to-face is a significant […]

#AsiaNow Speaks with Sally Sutherland Goldman and Robert Goldman

Dr. Sally Sutherland Goldman is Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit and Dr. Robert Goldman is William and Catherine Magistretti Distinguished Professor of Sanskrit at the University of California at Berkeley. They are the authors of The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume VII: Uttarakāṇḍa, published by Princeton University Press (2017) and winners of […]

Elizabeth Chatterjee on “The Asian Anthropocene: Electricity and Fossil Developmentalism”

This is Number 5 in the “JAS Author Interviews” series at #AsiaNow. Click here to see all posts in the series. Elizabeth Chatterjee is Lecturer in Regional and Comparative Politics at Queen Mary University of London. Chatterjee’s article, “The Asian Anthropocene: Electricity and Fossil Developmentalism,” appears in the February 2020 issue of the Journal of Asian Studies. […]

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