Results for category: AAS Member Matters

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 […]

Sumie Jones Prize for Project Leadership in Japan-centered Humanities

The Association for Asian Studies and the Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) are grateful to Sumie Jones, Professor Emerita at Indiana University and an AAS member for more than 45 years, for providing the resources, leadership, and inspiration for the establishment of the Sumie Jones Prize for Project Leadership in Japan-centered Humanities. The mission of the […]

The State of Our Membership, December 2022

As we approach the end of 2022, I wanted to restart here on the #AsiaNow blog a feature of the old hardcopy AAS newsletter that we circulated to our members: a public-facing membership report. Through this report, the current membership can gain an understanding of their fellow members, take stock of our on-going membership projects, […]

Mark Ross Bookman, PhD (1991–2022)

Mark Ross Bookman, historian and activist, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on December 16, 2022, in his apartment in Tokyo. His passing creates an enormous gap in the Japanese studies and disability academic and activist communities. Mark was born on April 20, 1991, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, sixteen weeks prematurely. He was diagnosed with a […]

AAS 2022 Election Results

The AAS Fall 2022 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 6,515 ballots sent, 1,001 were cast, representing a participation rate of 15.36 percent. Results of the election appear below. We thank Survey and Ballot Systems for […]

Franklin S. Odo (1939-2022)

Asian Studies lost an important bridge with Asian American Studies in the recent passing of Franklin S. Odo, an internationally recognized historian, scholar, and activist. As part of the civil rights and anti-war movements of the late 1960s and early 1970s, Odo emerged as a leader who galvanized a coalition of students, scholars, and activists. […]

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 […]