Results for category: AAS Member Matters

January 2020 AAS Member News & Notes

Nominate yourself or a colleague for the 2020 Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award for Excellence in Japanese Language Teaching. This annual prize honors an outstanding graduate student or instructor teaching Japanese at the college level and carries with it a $1,000 award. All nomination materials are due to Selection Committee Chair Priya Ananth by January […]

December 2019 AAS Member News & Notes

Congratulations to AAS Past President Anne Feldhaus, who recently retired from Arizona State University after teaching there for 38 years. Feldhaus is a religious studies scholar who focuses on Maharashtra, India; her AAS Presidential Address, “Biography as Geography,” has just been published in the November issue of the Journal of Asian Studies. *** AAS Members […]

AAS 2019 Election Results

The fall 2019 AAS elections have concluded, and we are pleased to provide the results in each category. Approximately 22% of the membership voted, slightly down from last year’s 29% participation. Newly elected representatives will take office immediately after the upcoming Annual Conference in Boston next March. We congratulate the winners and thank all candidates […]

November 2019 AAS Member News & Notes

AAS Member David Fedman (University of California, Irvine) has received the 2019 Joel A. Tarr Envirotech Article Prize from the Society for the History of Technology’s Envirotech special interest group for his article, “The Ondol Problem and the Politics of Forest Conservation in Colonial Korea,” published in The Journal of Korean Studies. *** Register now […]

October 2019 AAS Member News & Notes

Congratulations to AAS Member Aya Kimura (University of Hawaii at Manoa), who has received the 2019 Rachel Carson Prize from the Society for Social Studies in Science for Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists: The Gender Politics of Food Contamination (Duke University Press, 2016). In its citation commending Kimura’s work, the Carson Prize Committee wrote: […]

September 2019 AAS Member News & Notes

The Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) is pleased to announce that the Usha Mahajani Memorial Prize for 2019 has been awarded to Eri Kitada. The prize is a memorial to Professor Usha Mahajani, whose scholarship on Southeast Asia was brought to an abrupt end by her tragic death in 1978. Professor Mahajani, a native […]

Balancing Act: The AAS and Public Statements

Since its inception in 1941, the Association for Asian Studies has identified as a non-political entity dedicated to the scholarly pursuit of Asia. Correspondingly, since its inception, Association leaders and members alike have both challenged and questioned this stance. Particularly since the Vietnam War era, many have called on the Association to speak out against […]

August 2019 AAS Member News & Notes

Congratulations to the many AAS Members who received recognition for their work by the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) during the prize ceremony at its biennial conference, held in Leiden, the Netherlands last month: Jeffrey W. Alexander (Pueblo Community College): Most Accessible and Captivating Work for the Non-specialist Reader Accolade (Social Sciences), for Drinking Bomb & Shooting Meth: […]

AAS Fall 2019 Election Nominees

We are pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the fall 2019 AAS elections. The online ballot will open in September, and all current AAS Members will receive an email with instructions for accessing it. Election day (when the ballot is closed and votes counted) will be in early November. Newly elected representatives will […]

July 2019 AAS Member News & Notes

Proposals for the AAS 2020 Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts are due in just over two weeks! The deadline for all proposals is Tuesday, August 6 at 5:00pm Eastern Time. There will be no extensions to that deadline, so don’t wait until the last minute—submit your proposal as soon as possible. *New for #AAS2020*: Digital […]

AAS-in-Asia Survey: Summary of Results

In April 2019, the AAS officers composed a survey regarding the AAS-in-Asia conferences as a way to measure member attitudes toward the continuation of these meetings. The survey was sent on April 24 via email blast to all AAS members who have opted in to member communications (6,001 recipients), with a reminder message on May […]

The AAS Secretariat will be closed Monday, January 20, in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day