Results for category: AAS Publications

Cover of Burmese Haze: US Policy and Myanmar’s Opening—and Closing, by Erin Murphy

Excerpt: Burmese Haze: US Policy and Myanmar’s Opening—And Closing

In spring 2008, recently hired CIA analyst Erin Murphy was tasked with a one-month assignment to cover Myanmar in the lead-up to the country’s first vote since 1990. One month soon turned into a career: over the past fourteen years, Murphy has moved between the public and private sectors, keeping Myanmar at the center of […]

Call for Applications: Bibliography of Asian Studies Associate Editor Positions for Asia and East Asia

Bibliography of Asian Studies Associate Editor for Asia Position Summary The BAS Associate Editor for Asia creates bibliographic indexing records for chapters and articles in Western-language edited volumes and journals that deal with Asia as a whole, or with more than one major region of Asia, as defined by the Bibliography of Asian Studies, and […]

Found in Translation

“A Form of Prophecy for the Near Future”: Chinese Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

By Jing Jiang Jing Jiang is Associate Professor of Chinese and Humanities at Reed College and author of Found in Translation: “New People” in Twentieth-Century Chinese Science Fiction, the latest Asia Shorts title released by AAS Publications. Chinese science fiction (SF) has flourished in the last ten years. Writers who had been toiling quietly in […]

The Fifty Years That Changed Chinese Religion

#AsiaNow Speaks with Paul R. Katz and Vincent Goossaert

AAS Publications has recently released the latest title in its Asia Past & Present monograph series. In The Fifty Years That Changed Chinese Religion, 1898–1948, Paul R. Katz (Academia Sinica) and Vincent Goossaert (EPHE, PSL [Paris]) examine a time of significant political and social upheaval in China and demonstrate how religious life was also transformed […]

Call for Papers: “Who is the Asianist?” The Politics of Representation in Asian Studies

The Black Lives Matter movement and the killing of George Floyd in May 2020 by Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department have been cause for international reflection about the marginalization of Black people in multiple sectors of American and other societies. Within the U.S. academy, it has animated a discussion about the experiences of […]

Small Volumes with a Big Message: Strong Scholarship for a Wide Audience

In our information-saturated lives, there is much to appreciate in the expression of important, timely, and complex ideas in forms that are focused, clear, and concise. Brevity need not signify superficiality nor suggest any lack of ambition or effort. As the philosopher Blaise Pascal once famously stated, “I would have written a shorter letter, but […]

Call for Applications: Editor, AAS Asia Shorts Book Series

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is searching for a new Editor for its Asia Shorts book series. Asia Shorts (a short-title series launched in 2018) advances important original research on Asia, brings leading scholarship on Asia to audiences beyond the academy, and supports teaching and learning in Asian Studies. The AAS publications program has […]

Modern Chinese History

Modern Chinese History: An Interview with Author David Kenley

AAS Publications is pleased to announce that the second edition of Modern Chinese History by David Kenley is now available. Part of our Key Issues in Asian Studies series, Kenley’s book is a rapid-fire introduction to China’s past from the seventeenth century onward; its concise form and straightforward prose make Modern Chinese History the ideal […]

Anna Leon Shulman and Frank Joseph Shulman Announce Their Retirement from the Bibliography of Asian Studies

We regret to share the news that Anna Leon Shulman, editor of the Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS), and Frank Joseph Shulman, BAS associate editor, have informed the Association for Asian Studies that they will retire on December 31, 2020. Anna and Frank Shulman have dedicated a combined 85 years of service to the BAS, […]

The AAS Secretariat will be closed on Monday, May 30th, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday