Results for category: AAS Statements

Statement on Collection Development, Access, ​and Equity in the Time of COVID-19

Issued by the Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation on July 17, 2020 and endorsed by the AAS Board of Directors on September 28, 2020. The Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation (CONSALD) recognizes the tremendous work of the Collection Development and Equity in the Time of Covid-19 Task Force in the crafting […]

ACLS Statement on COVID-19 and the Key Role of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the United States

The Association for Asian Studies has co-signed this statement from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Download a PDF of the statement here. August 12, 2020 Consider the spread of COVID-19, global environmental degradation, and the deep divisions around race in this country. Our collective responses to these and other challenges arise from understanding […]

AAS Statement Regarding Remote Teaching, Online Scholarship, Safety, and Academic Freedom

Download as PDF AAS Board of DirectorsJuly 23, 2020 Executive Summary Videoconferencing tools such as Zoom present universities with stark technological, pedagogical, and moral considerations, especially with regard to the security of student and faculty data. These issues arise from the censorship and data-monitoring and informing requirements imposed by various foreign jurisdictions, in particular China, […]

AAS Statement on Fulbright Exchange Program

In response to Section 3 (i) of “The President’s Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization,” issued by Donald Trump on July 14, 2020. AAS Board of DirectorsJuly 16, 2020 The executive order to end the Fulbright Exchange Program for China and Hong Kong is extremely short-sighted and will result in long-lasting implications for U.S. foreign […]

AAS Statement on the 2020 Hong Kong National Security Law

AAS Board of DirectorsJuly 10, 2020 The Association for Asian Studies expresses its deep concern over the PRC government’s imposition of sweeping new security legislation that severely curtails the freedoms guaranteed in Hong Kong’s Basic Law, the Sino-British Joint Declaration, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The new legislation potentially puts at […]

AAS Statement on Modifications to Student and Exchange Visitor Program Rules

AAS Board of DirectorsJuly 10, 2020 The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) opposes the unnecessary decision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to modify the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) rules. This decision affects over 1 million international students on F-1 and M-1 visas. Not only does the new guidance from ICE unjustifiably penalize […]

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 […]

AAS Signs Joint Statement on Title VI Programming

The Title VI program operated by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) provides funding to American colleges and universities for the promotion of language learning and area studies. Earlier this year, ED informed Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that it was investigating their use of Title VI resources at […]

AAS Statement on Stanford University Press

June 14, 2019 The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is writing to express its concern regarding the decision of Provost Persis S. Drell to cut $1.7 million in subsidies to Stanford University Press, thus placing the future of the Press in financial jeopardy. For Asian Studies in particular, Stanford University Press is one of a […]

AAS Statement on Extra-Judicial Detention of Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, PRC

March 27, 2019 The Association for Asian Studies expresses its strong concern over the detention of at least 800,000 and up to 2 million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in political “re-education centers” in Xinjiang, Northwest China.1 Turkic Muslims have been interned, imprisoned, or forcibly “disappeared” since April 2017.2 Such detention constitutes a major violation […]

AAS Statement on 2018 AAS-in-Asia Conference

A Statement by the Officers of the Association for Asian Studies A controversy is developing among the AAS membership with regard to the AAS-in-Asia conference in Delhi, following the decision of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of the Government of India to deny visas to all Pakistani scholars. The AAS-in-Asia conferences began as an […]

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