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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 […]

My Son’s Inheritance: India’s Invisible Violence

Aparna Vaidik is Associate Professor of History at Ashoka University, India and author of My Son’s Inheritance: A Secret History of Lynching and Blood Justice in India (Aleph, 2020). In the essay below, Vaidik discusses the book’s origins and the questions she seeks to address, as well as her decision to write it for a […]

Member Spotlight: Tatiana Linkhoeva

Tatiana Linkhoeva is assistant professor in the Department of History at New York University and has been a member of AAS since 2013. Follow her on Twitter @linkhoeva. What is your discipline and country (or countries) of interest? I received my PhD in History, although my MA and BA were in Philosophy. As a historian […]

ACLS Statement on COVID-19 and the Key Role of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the United States

The Association for Asian Studies has co-signed this statement from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Download a PDF of the statement here. August 12, 2020 Consider the spread of COVID-19, global environmental degradation, and the deep divisions around race in this country. Our collective responses to these and other challenges arise from understanding […]

AAS Fall 2020 Election Nominees

Vice President Nominees Represented Area: South Asia Philip Lutgendorf Current position: Professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies, Emeritus      Institution/Affiliation: University of IowaDiscipline: cultural history, literature, cinema, religious studiesCountry or area(s) of interest: South AsiaSpecialization: Cultural history of North India; popular and devotional Hindi literature; performance, cinema and mass media; tea promotion and consumption Select PublicationsThe Epic […]

AAS Statement Regarding Remote Teaching, Online Scholarship, Safety, and Academic Freedom

Download as PDF AAS Board of DirectorsJuly 23, 2020 Executive Summary Videoconferencing tools such as Zoom present universities with stark technological, pedagogical, and moral considerations, especially with regard to the security of student and faculty data. These issues arise from the censorship and data-monitoring and informing requirements imposed by various foreign jurisdictions, in particular China, […]

On the Inevitable Politics of Our Lives and Institutions

It has been fifty years since the Journal of Asian Studies published William Theodore de Bary’s by now iconic presidential address, “The Association for Asian Studies: Nonpolitical but not Unconcerned” (Aug. 1970, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 751-759). De Bary spoke in the context of very different, but not unrelated, times, marked by debates over […]

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