AAS Statement on the Dismantling Global Hindutva Conference

September 10, 2021 Statement by the Association for Asian Studies Board of Directors In keeping with its commitment to academic freedom, the AAS supports the “Dismantling Global Hindutva: Multidisciplinary Perspectives conference scheduled for September 10-12 and condemns the harassment and intimidation of conference participants, organizers, and co-sponsors. We understand that Hindutva is a majoritarian ideological doctrine that conflates a limited interpretation of […]

AAS Fall 2021 Election Nominees

We are pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the fall 2021 AAS elections. The online ballot will open in September, and all current AAS Members will receive an email with instructions for accessing it. Election day (when the ballot is closed and votes recorded) will be in November. Newly elected representatives will take […]

Call for Applications: Bibliography of Asian Studies Associate Editor Positions for Asia and East Asia

Bibliography of Asian Studies Associate Editor for Asia Position Summary The BAS Associate Editor for Asia creates bibliographic indexing records for chapters and articles in Western-language edited volumes and journals that deal with Asia as a whole, or with more than one major region of Asia, as defined by the Bibliography of Asian Studies, and […]

Meet William Warner, New AAS Membership Manager

On August 9, 2021, the Association for Asian Studies welcomed our new Membership Manager, William (Bill) Warner, to the Secretariat staff. We look forward to working with Bill and wanted to give him a chance to introduce himself to the AAS membership in the brief interview below. You can reach Bill by email at wwarner[at]asianstudies[dot]org. […]

In Memoriam: Jing Wang

Submitted by Emma Teng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology We note with great sadness the passing of Professor Jing Wang on July 25. Professor Wang was the S.C. Fang Professor of Chinese Languages and Culture at MIT, having previously taught at Duke University (1985-2001) and Middlebury College (1982-1985). She served as Head of Foreign Languages and […]

Vietnam Studies Group 2022 Graduate Paper Prize Competition

Deadline: Wednesday September 15, 2021 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 […]

The Association for Asian Studies Seeks Co-host for 8th AAS-in-Asia Conference

July 30, 2021 The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) seeks an institutional partner to co-host the 8th AAS-in-Asia conference in the summer of 2023 and early expressions of interest for a conference in summer 2024. The event will be a three-day academic conference consisting of 700-1,000 participants. Academic and scholarly institutions in Asia are eligible […]

Theodore C. Bestor, 1951-2021

We note with great sadness the passing of Professor Theodore Bestor on July 1, following a long battle with cancer. Professor Bestor was the Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies at Harvard, having previously taught at Columbia University (1986-1993) and Cornell University (1993-2001). He served as Chair of the Department of Anthropology […]