AAS 2024 Call for Nominations

The Association for Asian Studies welcomes nominations and self-nominations of candidates for our Fall 2024 elections. All nominations must be submitted by completing this online form no later than Friday, February 23. Nominees should be current AAS members (or must become members if selected to appear on the election ballot) who wish to contribute to the Association and the field of Asian […]

AAS 2023 Election Results

The AAS Fall 2023 election opened on September 14 and concluded on November 14. All current AAS members received an electronic ballot to vote in the election; of the 6,916 ballots sent, 1,215 were cast, representing a participation rate of 17.57 percent. Results of the election appear below. We thank Survey and Ballot Systems for […]

#AsiaNow Speaks with Ruth Mostern

Ruth Mostern is Professor of History and Director of the World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh and author of The Yellow River: A Natural and Unnatural History, published by Yale University Press and winner of the 2023 AAS pre-1900 Joseph Levenson Prize. To begin with, please tell us what your book is about. […]

AsiaNow Speaks with AAS 2024 Keynote Speaker Tanika Sarkar

In March 2024, we look forward to welcoming Tanika Sarkar as the AAS 2024 Annual Conference keynote speaker. With support from the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Dr. Sarkar will join us in Seattle for her talk, “Between State and Faith: Colonial Personal Laws and the Triumph of Indian Cultural Nationalism,” on Thursday, March 14 at 5:00pm at […]

AAS 2024: Call for Late-Breaking Sessions

The AAS 2024 Annual Conference Program Committee welcomes proposals for Late-Breaking Sessions, to be held either during our online conference (March 1) or at the in-person meeting in Seattle (March 14-17). All proposals must be submitted by January 18, 2024 at 11:59pm Eastern Time. The AAS will accept no more than three (3) Late-Breaking Sessions […]

AAS 2024 — Call for Mentors

Apply by December 15, 2023 January 3, 2024 to become a Conference Mentor at AAS 2024 next March!* The AAS Conference Mentor Program connects early career Asianists with advanced scholars, teachers, and professionals to both build their professional network and seek advice and informal guidance within a structured setting.  Mentors will lead an open-ended discussion […]

The 2023 Japanese Rare Book Workshop on Edo Printed Books

In August 2023, the Subcommittee on Japanese Rare Books, Committee on Japanese Materials within the AAS Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL), organized a three-day workshop in collaboration with the National Museum of Asian Art and the Asian Division of the Library of Congress. Supported by the Toshiba International Foundation and AAS, “The 2023 Japanese […]

In Memoriam: Emily Honig (1953-2023)

Emily Honig, a historian of China and retired University of California, Santa Cruz professor, passed away on October 14. She first visited the People’s Republic of China during the Cultural Revolution as part of a student delegation touring the country. Honig then embarked on graduate study in Chinese history at Stanford University and spent two […]

AAS 2024 — Call for Session Chairs

The AAS Program Committee seeks session chairs for the 2024 Annual Conference. Please consider volunteering as a chair for an Individual Paper Session. Volunteer session opportunities are available only for the in-person conference in Seattle. The Program Committee is responsible for creating sessions for individually submitted papers accepted to the program. Serving as a chair […]

Excerpt — Reform and Nation-Building: Essays on Socio-Political Transformation in Malaysia

Sharifah Munirah Alatas is a scholar and author whose writings focus on Malaysian politics, civil society, good governance, higher education reform and the future direction of universities. In late 2023, AAS Publications will release Reform and Nation-Building: Essays on Socio-Political Transformation in Malaysia, an Asia Shorts collection of articles by Alatas that discuss recent elections, […]