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Call for Applications: Mentoring Workshop for Black Graduate Students in Asian Studies

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is calling for participants in a mentoring workshop for Black graduate students. The virtual workshop will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00pm Eastern Time. Undergraduates considering graduate study may also be eligible on a case-by-case basis. AAS membership is not required to participate in […]

AAS Joins ACLS Statement Urging Kansas Board of Regents to Uphold Employment Protections for Faculty

The Association for Asian Studies has joined more than two dozen other members of the American Council of Learned Societies in signing the statement below. The original statement is available at the ACLS website. January 26, 2021 American colleges and universities are facing severe financial and operational challenges. The temptation to reduce faculty and staff […]

Small Volumes with a Big Message: Strong Scholarship for a Wide Audience

By Bill Tsutsui, Asia Shorts series editor and Jon Wilson, AAS Publications Manager In our information-saturated lives, there is much to appreciate in the expression of important, timely, and complex ideas in forms that are focused, clear, and concise. Brevity need not signify superficiality nor suggest any lack of ambition or effort. As the philosopher […]

Call for Applications: Editor, AAS Asia Shorts Book Series

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is searching for a new Editor for its Asia Shorts book series. Asia Shorts (a short-title series launched in 2018) advances important original research on Asia, brings leading scholarship on Asia to audiences beyond the academy, and supports teaching and learning in Asian Studies. The AAS publications program has […]

Tetsuo Najita (1936-2021)

It with great sadness we report the death of our colleague, teacher, and friend, former AAS President Tetsuo Najita, who died peacefully at home on January 11, 2021 in Kamuela, Hawaii after a long illness. Known widely as “Tets,” Najita was a pre-eminent scholar of early modern and modern Japanese intellectual history, political economy, and […]

AAS Statement on January 6, 2021 Insurrection in Washington, D.C.

Posted on behalf of the AAS Board of Directors On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, we witnessed an attempted takeover of Congress by protestors who believe the U.S. presidential election results are fraudulent. As representatives of a scholarly organization, the Association for Asian Studies Board of Directors condemns this attempted coup, affirms the election results of […]

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Fall 2020 AAS Election Results

The Fall 2020 AAS elections have concluded, and we are pleased to provide the results in each category. Over 30 percent of the AAS membership voted, an increase of nearly 10 percent over last year’s participation. Newly elected representatives will take office immediately after the upcoming AAS 2021 Virtual Annual Conference in March. We congratulate […]

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Creating New Hybrid Futures Together in 2021

To all, Shinnen akemashite omedetou gozaimasu! Happy Year of the Ox! I write this on New Year’s Day, although I know that it will not be posted until a few days later. In Honolulu, the weather is a cool 73 degrees, breezy, and a little rainy, which is good for washing away the red-paper remains […]

A History of Pigs in China: From Curious Omnivores to Industrial Pork

The November 2020 issue of the Journal of Asian Studies is now available online at Cambridge Core. AAS Members can access the issue by logging in at our new member portal (see here for instructions if this is your first time visiting) and selecting the “Membership” menu, then clicking on “Members-Only Benefits” and scrolling down […]

Luce Foundation Awards Association for Asian Studies $60,000 in Support of Global Asias Initiatives

The Association for Asian Studies is pleased to announce that we have received a $60,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support valuable programming and create content relevant to a new initiative in Asian Studies. The funded project, “TOWARD GLOBAL ASIAS: Bridging Asian and Asian American Studies and Exploring Afro-Asian Affinities,” represents tangible efforts […]

Welcome to the New AAS Member Portal

Dear Association for Asian Studies Community, We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new AAS member portal: This new platform offers a more intuitive, user-friendly interface for AAS members and provides us with the flexibility to grow in the future. We invite you to log in now. First, Reset Your Password or […]