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 the pages of this report, you will read about the wide variety of activities that filled our year. Many of them were firsts for the AAS: our first virtual Annual Conference, our first Assist-A-Scholar fundraising campaign, and our first governance review. In addition, we continued the work that has been at the heart of AAS over the past 80 years—producing high-quality publications, providing grants for scholarly work in Asian Studies, and supporting those pursuing a career in the field. As the organization embarks on its ninth decade, we look forward to many more years of combining our core strengths with exciting new innovations in this manner.

Traditionally, the 80th anniversary is symbolized by the oak tree, representing strength and longevity. We appreciate everyone in the AAS community who has helped us grow tall and strong, and we thank you for eighty years of nourishing our roots in the field of Asian Studies.

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