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“The Art of Convergent Comparison”: Prasenjit Duara’s AAS 2020 Presidential Address

Each spring, the AAS President concludes their term in office with the delivery of a Presidential Address at the Annual Conference. The cancellation of our Boston conference meant that 2019-20 President Prasenjit Duara (Duke University) was not able to give his address as originally planned. Instead, Duara’s talk, “The Art of Convergent Comparison: China and […]

Call for Submissions: “Teaching About Asia in a Time of Pandemic”

The Asia Shorts book series, published by the Association for Asian Studies and distributed worldwide by Columbia University Press, offers concise, engagingly-written titles by highly-qualified authors on areas of significance in Asian Studies. Topics are intended to be substantive, generate discussion and debate within the field, and attract interest beyond it. In collaboration with the […]

AAS 2020 Resolution of Thanks

The AAS 2020 Annual Conference is now behind us, and there are many challenges facing all of us now and into the future. Before we focus our energies on future conference planning and the ways in which COVID-19 has changed the face of conferencing for the foreseeable future, we want to make sure to acknowledge […]

#AsiaNow Speaks with Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci

Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci is Assistant Professor at Koç University and author of Contraceptive Diplomacy: Reproductive Politics and Imperial Ambitions in the United States and Japan, published by Stanford University Press and winner of the 2020 AAS John Whitney Hall Book Prize. To begin with, please tell us what your book is about. My book follows the […]

April 2020 AAS Member News & Notes

Congratulations to the four AAS Members in the 2020 class of Guggenheim Fellows: Mark Philip Bradley (University of Chicago), Robert Campany (Vanderbilt University), Tyrell Haberkorn (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and David A. Pietz (University of Arizona). We also extend congratulations for the four AAS Members awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities to support […]

New AAS Member Benefit: Discounted JPASS Access

The AAS, in collaboration with JSTOR, is ​pleased to offer a 50% discount to JPASS for AAS members. At this time of remote work, support in the form of online access to publications is invaluable. ​The JPASS was specifically designed for independent researchers and provides unlimited reading access to the 2,000+ humanities, social science, and science journals in the JSTOR archive. Those […]

#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 […]

The AAS Secretariat is closed on Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.