Results for category: AAS Member Matters

Theodore C. Bestor, 1951-2021

We note with great sadness the passing of Professor Theodore Bestor on July 1, following a long battle with cancer. Professor Bestor was the Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies at Harvard, having previously taught at Columbia University (1986-1993) and Cornell University (1993-2001). He served as Chair of the Department of Anthropology […]

Call for Applications: AAS Membership Manager

AAS Membership ManagerAnn Arbor, MI The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a global non-profit academic association.  We are dedicated to the advancement of the field of Asian Studies through international exchange, networking, publications, research support, and career development.  The Membership Manager’s primary role is the management and administration of all aspects of member relations. This […]

In Memoriam: Kenneth Kazuo Tanaka (1935–2021)

Kenneth Kazuo Tanaka was born on February 10, 1935 in the small town of Kasumi on the northern coast of Hyogo Prefecture. He was the eldest son and one of six children born to Kyozen and Kinue Tanaka. His father was a Buddhist minister at the Gangyouji JodoShu Temple. Although Kenneth was to be a […]

In Memoriam: Ezra F. Vogel

Ezra F. Vogel (1930–2020) was a lifetime member of the Association for Asian Studies. This small band of colleagues and friends were assembled from the late 1960s, under Ezra Vogel’s direction and encouragement, to support each other as we moved through our graduate student life passages. Ezra (and yes, he insisted on being called “Ezra”) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Sue-Je Lee Gage (1973-2020)

Sue-Je L. Gage, a cultural anthropologist and pioneering scholar in the study of Amerasians in South Korea, passed away suddenly on May 10, 2020. She was an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Affiliated Faculty in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity and Women and Gender Studies at Ithaca College, where she […]

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 […]