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AAS Statement on the 2020 Hong Kong National Security Law

AAS Board of DirectorsJuly 10, 2020 The Association for Asian Studies expresses its deep concern over the PRC government’s imposition of sweeping new security legislation that severely curtails the freedoms guaranteed in Hong Kong’s Basic Law, the Sino-British Joint Declaration, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The new legislation potentially puts at […]

AAS Statement on Modifications to Student and Exchange Visitor Program Rules

AAS Board of DirectorsJuly 10, 2020 The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) opposes the unnecessary decision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to modify the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) rules. This decision affects over 1 million international students on F-1 and M-1 visas. Not only does the new guidance from ICE unjustifiably penalize […]

Excerpt: “The Board of Rites and the Making of Qing China”

Below, we are pleased to present an excerpt adapted from The Board of Rites and the Making of Qing China, written by Macabe Keliher and published by University of California Press. Keliher is assistant professor of history at Southern Methodist University; he has also written about law in Yuan China and how relatives threatened and […]

#AsiaNow Speaks with Yoon Sun Yang

Yoon Sun Yang is Associate Professor of Korean and Comparative Literature at Boston University and author of From Domestic Women to Sensitive Young Men: Translating the Individual in Early Colonial Korea, published by Harvard University Asia Center and winner of the 2020 AAS James B. Palais Prize. To begin with, please tell us what your […]

Vietnam Studies Group 2021 Graduate Paper Prize Competition

Deadline: Friday, August 28, 2020 The Vietnam Studies Group (VSG) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for its annual graduate student paper prize competition. The competition encourages the direct involvement of graduate students in the growth of Vietnamese studies and supports their professional development. The competition is open to full and part time […]

“Decoding Publication Records”: A Digital Humanities Approach to Taiwanese Literary History

This is Number 6 in the “JAS Author Interviews” series at #AsiaNow. Click here to see all posts in the series. Táňa Dluhošová is a research fellow at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and author of “Decoding Publication Records: Ruptures and Continuities in 1940s Taiwanese Literary History,” which appears in the May 2020 issue […]

#AsiaNow Speaks with Charlene Makley

Charlene Makley is Professor of Anthropology at Reed College and author of The Battle for Fortune: State-Led Development, Personhood, and Power Among Tibetans in China (2018), published by Cornell University Press and Weatherhead East Asian Institute and Honorable Mention winner for the 2020 AAS E. Gene Smith Book Prize in Inner Asian Studies. Listen to […]

Sheltering in Place with Asian Studies

Warm greetings from Honolulu! Our pandemic lives filled with numbers define us and the places in which we live. Hawai`i: 643 cases confirmed, 589 recovered, 17 deaths. Sheltering in place and keeping tourists out have produced these optimistic results. Nevertheless, the pandemic globally has brought with it much pain, misery, loss of life, loss of […]

Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Education About Asia with Editor Lucien Ellington

With its forthcoming spring 2020 issue, Education About Asia (EAA), the AAS teaching journal, celebrates its twenty-fifth year of publication. This milestone represents an ideal time to look back on a quarter century of EAA. AAS Publications Manager Jon Wilson invited EAA Editor Lucien Ellington to recall how the journal began and share his thoughts […]

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