Results for category: AAS Member Matters

March 2020 AAS Member News & Notes

The selection committee is pleased to announce that the 2020 Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award will be jointly conferred to Ms. Yoko Hori (Instructor of Japanese, University of Arkansas) and Mr. Shunichi Maruyama (Ph.D. student, The Ohio State University). Ms. Hori has been playing a key role in the growth of the Japanese program at […]

Meet the New Vice President: Hy V. Luong

Hy V. Luong is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto and was elected Vice President of the AAS in the Fall 2019 election. I discovered anthropology as an undergraduate student at the University of California at Berkeley in the early 1970s. After Berkeley, I pursued my graduate education in anthropology at Harvard University. […]

February 2020 AAS Member News & Notes

#AAS2020 News A reminder to lock in a lower rate and pre-register for the AAS 2020 Annual Conference in Boston by February 18. There are still rooms available in our blocks at the official conference hotels, so reserve yours today. Secure on-site childcare in advance by signing up your little one for this new service, […]

AAS Statement on Academic Conditions in India

The Association for Asian Studies expresses its grave concern about a series of sustained challenges to academic freedom in India. Students and scholars throughout the country are at risk, and conditions for academic inquiry and collaboration are rapidly deteriorating. In August 2019, the Government of India unilaterally repealed Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status, as embodied in Article […]

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 […]

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