Results for category: AAS Member Matters

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 […]

AAS Fall 2021 Election Nominees

We are pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the fall 2021 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 recorded) will be in November. Newly elected representatives will take […]

Meet William Warner, New AAS Membership Manager

On August 9, 2021, the Association for Asian Studies welcomed our new Membership Manager, William (Bill) Warner, to the Secretariat staff. We look forward to working with Bill and wanted to give him a chance to introduce himself to the AAS membership in the brief interview below. You can reach Bill by email at wwarner[at]asianstudies[dot]org. […]

In Memoriam: Jing Wang

Submitted by Emma Teng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology We note with great sadness the passing of Professor Jing Wang on July 25. Professor Wang was the S.C. Fang Professor of Chinese Languages and Culture at MIT, having previously taught at Duke University (1985-2001) and Middlebury College (1982-1985). She served as Head of Foreign Languages and […]

Vietnam Studies Group 2022 Graduate Paper Prize Competition

Deadline: Wednesday September 15, 2021 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 […]

Theodore C. Bestor, 1951-2021

We note with great sadness the passing of Professor Theodore Bestor on July 1, following a long battle with cancer. Professor Bestor was the Reischauer Institute Professor of Social Anthropology and Japanese Studies at Harvard, having previously taught at Columbia University (1986-1993) and Cornell University (1993-2001). He served as Chair of the Department of Anthropology […]

Call for Applications: AAS Membership Manager

AAS Membership ManagerAnn Arbor, MI The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a global non-profit academic association.  We are dedicated to the advancement of the field of Asian Studies through international exchange, networking, publications, research support, and career development.  The Membership Manager’s primary role is the management and administration of all aspects of member relations. This […]

In Memoriam: Kenneth Kazuo Tanaka (1935–2021)

Kenneth Kazuo Tanaka was born on February 10, 1935 in the small town of Kasumi on the northern coast of Hyogo Prefecture. He was the eldest son and one of six children born to Kyozen and Kinue Tanaka. His father was a Buddhist minister at the Gangyouji JodoShu Temple. Although Kenneth was to be a […]

In Memoriam: Ezra F. Vogel

Ezra F. Vogel (1930–2020) was a lifetime member of the Association for Asian Studies. This small band of colleagues and friends were assembled from the late 1960s, under Ezra Vogel’s direction and encouragement, to support each other as we moved through our graduate student life passages. Ezra (and yes, he insisted on being called “Ezra”) […]