Results for category: AAS Member Matters

AAS 2023 Election Nominees and Ballot Issues

We are pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the fall 2023 AAS elections. The online ballot will open on September 14, 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 14. Newly elected representatives will […]

The Vietnam Studies Group 2024 Graduate Paper Prize Competition

Deadline: Friday September 29, 2023 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 graduate […]

Photo of Lyman P. Van Slyke standing at a podium against a black wall.

In Memoriam: Lyman P. Van Slyke

Lyman P. Van Slyke—known as “Van” to his friends and colleagues— grew up in a small mining town in northern Minnesota and graduated from Carleton College in 1950. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was assigned as a naval air intelligence officer on the aircraft carrier Valley Forge during the Korean War. When his […]

In Memoriam: John MacDougall

John MacDougall, a pioneer of using the Internet as a research tool for Indonesian studies, died in Maryland on May 16, aged 83. Among his many services, he was editor and publisher of Indonesia Publications from 1984 to 2004; creator and moderator of a bilingual Indonesian and English “Apakabar Project” from 1990 to 2002 which […]

2023-24 Gosling-Lim Postdoctoral Fellowship Awarded to Dr. Nor Ismah

The Association for Asian Studies is pleased to announce that the 2023 Gosling-Lim Postdoctoral Fellowship in Southeast Asian Studies has been awarded to Dr. Nor Ismah, Vice-Director at the Institute of Southeast Asian Islam at Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Dr. Ismah will be based at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University […]

Mai Takeuchi Receives 2023 Hamako Ito Chaplin Award

The Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award Committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Mai Takeuchi (Lecturer of Japanese, University of California, Los Angeles) is the recipient of the 2023 Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award for Excellence in Japanese Language Teaching. Dr. Takeuchi has a background in Japanese language pedagogy, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics, and she has […]

“Cultivating the Humanities and Social Sciences and Supporting Under-represented Scholars of Asia” 2022-2023 Grantees

In partnership with Sweden, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) has launched a four-year initiative to help reduce the social and economic vulnerabilities of Southeast and South Asian low and lower-middle income countries. The “Cultivating the Humanities and Social Sciences and Supporting Under-Represented Scholars of Asia” (CHSS) project aims at strengthening the research capacity of […]

David W. Plath accepting the Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies award at the AAS 2013 Annual Conference

David William Plath (1930-2022)

By William W. Kelly, Yale University David Plath, one of our preeminent anthropologists of Japan, passed away peacefully from illness on November 4, 2022, at age 91. In a long engagement with Japan that stretched over seven decades, he was an ethnographer of deeply humanist intentions, a craftsman of precise and stylish writing, an innovative […]

AAS 2023 Call for Nominations

The Association for Asian Studies welcomes nominations and self-nominations of candidates for our Fall 2023 elections. All nominations must be submitted by completing this online form no later than Friday, February 24. 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 […]

Meet the New AAS Vice President: Hyaeweol Choi

Hyaeweol Choi is chair of the Department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, and Stanley Family and Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Studies at the University of Iowa. Professor Choi is also the founding director of the Korean Studies Research Network (KoRN). She will take office as AAS […]