Results for category: AAS Member Matters

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cover image of Opening to China, by Charlotte Furth

Charlotte Furth (1934-2022)

Charlotte Furth, Professor Emerita of Chinese history at the University of Southern California, died on June 19, 2022, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 88. Furth received her B.A. in French from the University of North Carolina and her Ph.D. in Chinese history from Stanford University. Her early work was in the intellectual […]

AAS Gosling-Lim Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies Awarded to Dr. Realisa D. Masardi

The Association for Asian Studies is pleased to announce that the 2022 Gosling-Lim Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies has been awarded to Dr. Realisa Darathea Masardi (Universitas Gajah Mada, Indonesia) for her proposed project on Independent Refugee Youth in Waiting: Social Navigations while in Transit in Indonesia. Dr. Masardi will be based at the […]

Upcoming Changes to the AAS Membership Dues Structure

New Membership Rates Go Into Effect June 15, 2022 Updating the AAS membership dues structure has been a project long in the making. While changes to dues often means increasing them, I have worked with the AAS Executive Director and Board of Directors to revise our dues structure with attention paid to our membership goals, […]

Cultivating the Humanities and Social Sciences and Supporting Under-represented Scholars of Asia: Sweden Awards the Association for Asian Studies $2.68 Million

With support from Sweden, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) will coordinate a new $2.68-million project to support scholars located in economically disadvantaged regions of South and Southeast Asia. The project will focus on support for scholars from conflict areas and post-conflict countries, and particularly on junior faculty, graduate students, senior and independent scholars, women, […]

New AAS Initiatives in Chinese Art History

The Bei Shan Tang Foundation 北山堂基金 of Hong Kong has generously pledged financial support to work cooperatively with the AAS to create two exciting initiatives in the field of Chinese art history: The establishment of awards to recognize and celebrate distinguished new monographs and catalogues in Chinese art history (see more information via the button below), […]

In Memoriam: Barbara Sato (1942-2021)

Barbara Sato (née Wool) came to Asian Studies with little or no Asia in her personal background. However, as a high school student she was chosen to go to Japan under the auspices of the American Field Service, perhaps one of the last cohorts to actually make the journey by ship across the Pacific. This […]

AAS 2022 Prizes

The AAS is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s prize competitions and offer congratulations to all honorees. Please join us at the AAS 2022 Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 26 at 8:30am Hawaii Time, in-person at the Hawai’i Convention Center and live-streamed to all registered AAS 2022 Annual Conference Attendees. AAS Book Prizes […]

Call for Nominations: AAS 2022 Elections

The Association for Asian Studies welcomes nominations and self-nominations of candidates for our Fall 2022 elections. All nominations must be submitted by completing this online form no later than Monday, March 7. Nominees should be current AAS members (or must become members if selected to appear on the election ballot) who wish to contribute to […]

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