Cover image of Archana Venkatesan, Endless Song

#AsiaNow Speaks with Archana Venkatesan

Archana Venkatesan is Professor of Religious Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of California Davis and author of Endless Song: Nammāḻvār’s Tiruvāymoḻi, published by Penguin Classics, India, and winner of the 2022 AAS AK Ramanujan Book Prize for Translation. To begin with, please tell us what your book is about. Endless Song is a […]

AAS2023 Early Bird Registration Now Open

The AAS 2023 Annual Conference will be presented in two formats: February 17-18, 2023 (Virtual)March 16-19, 2023 (Boston) The AAS is excited to welcome you back in-person and/or virtually to the largest Asian Studies conference in North America. Attendees will hear the latest research within multiple disciplines in Asian Studies. The conference also offers countless networking […]

The Vietnam Studies Group 2023 Graduate Paper Prize Competition

Deadline: Thursday September 22, 2022 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 […]

Adriana Boscaro (1935-2022)

Adriana Boscaro, Professor Emerita of Japanese and longtime director of the Department of Oriental Studies at the University Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy, died August 21, 2022 at her home in Venice. She was 87 years old. Professor Boscaro was a major figure in the field of Japanese studies in Italy and a scholar known internationally […]

A table of AAS election results broken down by region and specialty, from a 1968 report by G. William Skinner

AAS Elections, Then and Now

There are forty-five candidates running in this year’s AAS election—a far cry from the eight names that appeared on the 1952 ballot (Image 1) of the Far Eastern Association (FEA, which became the AAS in 1956). This increase in the number of nominees is not solely due to the fact that the organization has grown […]

2022 AAS Election Nominees & Issues

We are pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the fall 2022 AAS elections. The online ballot will open on September 15, 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 November 15. Newly elected representatives will […]

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8th AAS-in-Asia Conference to be Held in Daegu, Korea

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and Kyungpook National University (KNU) have signed a memorandum of understanding to partner on the 8th AAS-in-Asia conference. The conference will take place on the KNU campus in Daegu, Korea, from June 24 to 27, 2023. First held in 2014, AAS-in-Asia conferences feature panel sessions and roundtables, a keynote […]

Association for Asian Studies 2021 Annual Report

We are pleased to share the Association for Asian Studies 2021 Annual Report and invite all members of the AAS community to access it by clicking on the cover image below. AAS celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2021, and this milestone year was a busy one for our members, Board of Directors, and staff. Within […]

Call for Applications: 2022-2023 Cultivating the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grants

The Cultivating the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grants are made possible thanks to the generous support of Sweden. This grant program is part of a new collaborative transnational project that aims at enhancing the research capabilities of scholars and local institutions, especially in post-conflict and conflict areas, while helping to reduce the social and […]

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Excerpt: Beyond the Book

AAS Publications is pleased to announce the newest volume in our Asia Past & Present monograph series. Beyond the Book: Unique and Rare Primary Sources for East Asian Studies Collected in North America is edited by Jidong Yang (Stanford University) and includes chapters from over twenty contributors, writing on nonbook sources such as “manuscripts, archival […]

In Memoriam: Chang Hao 張灝 (1937-2022)

Dr. Chang Hao, the renowned Sinologist and scholar devoted to the intellectual history of modern China, died April 21 at age 85 in Albany, California. Dr. Chang was born in 1937 in Xiamen, and after living in Chongqing and Nanjing he moved with his family to Taiwan in 1949. He studied with well-known China scholars […]