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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 Kamran Asdar Ali Current position: Professor                                Institution/Affiliation: University of Texas, AustinDiscipline: AnthropologyCountry or area(s) of interest: South Asia, PakistanSpecialization: Gender, Sexuality, Popular Culture, Labor History, Urban Studies Publications “On Female Friendships and Anger.” In Vazira Zamindar, Asad Ali, eds. Love, War, and Other Longings: Emergent Cinema in Pakistan. Karachi: Oxford University […]

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 […]

Member Spotlight: Ekaterina Serbina

Ekaterina Serbina is a PhD student at the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Federation, Moscow). She joined the AAS in February 2020. What is your discipline and country (or countries) of interest? My research field concerns Chinese “policy” banks—such as the Agricultural Development Bank of China, Export-Import Bank […]

AAS Statement on Fulbright Exchange Program

In response to Section 3 (i) of “The President’s Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization,” issued by Donald Trump on July 14, 2020. AAS Board of DirectorsJuly 16, 2020 The executive order to end the Fulbright Exchange Program for China and Hong Kong is extremely short-sighted and will result in long-lasting implications for U.S. foreign […]

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