Results for category: AAS Member Matters

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 […]

Charles “Biff” Keyes (1937-2022)

Former Association for Asian Studies President Charles “Biff” Keyes, a longtime faculty member at the University of Washington, passed away early in 2022. The memorial post below has been submitted to #AsiaNow by the University of Washington Southeast Asia Center. It is with great sadness that the University of Washington Southeast Asia Center announces the […]

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Meet the Incoming Vice President: Jean C. Oi

Jean C. Oi will take office as the next AAS Vice President following the 2022 Annual Conference in March. Oi is William Haas Professor of Chinese Politics, Department of Political Science and Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies, Director of the China Program at Stanford University and Lee Shau Kee Director of the Stanford Center […]

AAS Fall 2021 Election Results

The AAS Fall 2021 election opened on September 15 and concluded on November 15. All current AAS members received an electronic ballot to vote in the election; of the 5,257 ballots sent, 1,120 were cast, representing a participation rate of 21.3 percent. Results of the election appear below. We thank Survey and Ballot Systems for […]

AAS Fall 2021 Board of Directors Meeting – Report to Members

On October 18, 2021, the Association for Asian Studies Board of Directors (BOD) held a hybrid meeting, with eight Board members present in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and six Board members joining via Zoom. Over the course of the day, the BOD discussed numerous pieces of business and voted on a wide range of action items, […]

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AAS Receives a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

The Association for Asian Studies is pleased to announce that we have received a $1 million grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This grant is awarded through the NEH’s Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) program, which supports humanities organizations, programs, and professionals at the local level, advancing economic […]