Results for category: Annual Conference

AAS 2020: Program Trends and Highlights

Since we don’t offer a theme for our AAS Annual Conferences, we never know exactly what to expect when proposals start rolling in. We generally anticipate at least a few sessions focused on major anniversary dates or placing recent events in a broader context, and we know that some topics are, at least in their […]

Conference Connection: 21 Weeks ‘Til Boston

Welcome to the AAS Conference Connection. In order to provide the most up-to-date information and offer the best possible experience for AAS2020 attendees, we will periodically send an email and post at #AsiaNow information regarding the upcoming AAS Annual Conference. The notices will include recently added conference news, such as hotel and registration updates, as […]

Thank You to the Sponsors of AAS 2019

The AAS 2019 Annual Conference would not have been possible without the support of our generous sponsors. With much gratitude, we thank: The Harvard-Yenching Institute, for its sponsorship of the keynote address by Dr. Thant Myint-U. The Ford Foundation and Asian Cultural Council, which provided grants in support of the #AsiaNow Roundtables. The Henry Luce […]

AAS 2019 Annual Conference Resolution of Thanks

The Board of Directors of the Association for Asian Studies wishes, by means of this resolution, to express thanks and appreciation to the many individuals and groups who have contributed significantly to the Association’s activities over the past year. Special recognition should go to the following: Thanks first to the 2019 Program Committee: Chair Anne […]

President’s Column: Annual Conference Preview

We live in a world of Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, WeChat, Twitter, Facebook, and LINE, not to mention landlines, cell phones, email, online courses, and other technologies introduced in a previous century. These numerous means of communication enable us to cross the sometimes vast distances that separate us from our colleagues, our mentors, our students, and […]

“My Paper Was Turned Down. Should I Take It Personally?”

This is a revised and updated version of Laurel Kendall’s President’s Column from the Fall 2016 issue of the AAS E-Newsletter. The carefully crafted panel submission, a summation of hot-breaking research, the anticipation of a lively intellectual exchange … and then the rejection message, “owing to the number of high-quality submissions and the limitations of […]

When Are We Going Back to Hawaii? And Other Conference Site Selection Questions

Since joining the AAS staff in late 2016, I’ve noticed that the question I hear most frequently from association members is “When are we going back to Hawaii?” The 2011 conference in Honolulu, a joint meeting with the International Convention of Asia Scholars, attracted over 5,000 participants and exhibitors and remains an AAS highlight for […]

Resolution of Thanks for AAS 2018

The Board of Directors of the Association for Asian Studies wishes, by means of this resolution, to express thanks and appreciation to the many individuals and groups who have contributed significantly to the association’s activities over the past year. Special recognition should go to the following: Thanks first to the 2018 Program Committee: Chair Michael […]

Thank You to the Sponsors of AAS 2018

The AAS 2018 Annual Conference was the largest single conference in AAS history and would not have been possible without the support of our generous sponsors. With much gratitude, we thank: The Harvard-Yenching Institute, for its sponsorship of the keynote address by Professor Haejoang Cho (Yonsei University). The Ford Foundation, which provided a grant in […]

AAS 2018: The Final Day

Thank you to everyone who has joined us in Washington, D.C. and made the AAS 2018 Annual Conference such a big success! We are thrilled to say that this has been one of our largest conferences ever, and we hope that all who have attended found the weekend productive and collegial. Highlights on Sunday’s schedule: […]