Results for category: Books

AAS 2021 Prizes

The AAS is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s prize competitions and offer congratulations to all honorees. Please join us at 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 24 to celebrate all winners during the AAS 2021 Virtual Annual Conference Award Ceremony. Book Prizes Joseph Levenson Prize (China, Pre-1900) Stephen Owen, Just a Song: […]

Excerpt — More Than Medals: A History of the Paralympics and Disability Sports in Postwar Japan

AAS Member Dennis Frost is Wen Chao Chen Associate Professor of East Asian Social Sciences in Kalamazoo College’s Department of History and East Asian Studies. Frost is also author of More Than Medals: A History of the Paralympics and Disability Sports in Postwar Japan (Cornell University Press, 2021). In this book, Frost narrates the development […]

My Son’s Inheritance: India’s Invisible Violence

Aparna Vaidik is Associate Professor of History at Ashoka University, India and author of My Son’s Inheritance: A Secret History of Lynching and Blood Justice in India (Aleph, 2020). In the essay below, Vaidik discusses the book’s origins and the questions she seeks to address, as well as her decision to write it for a […]

Excerpt: “The Board of Rites and the Making of Qing China”

Below, we are pleased to present an excerpt adapted from The Board of Rites and the Making of Qing China, written by Macabe Keliher and published by University of California Press. Keliher is assistant professor of history at Southern Methodist University; he has also written about law in Yuan China and how relatives threatened and […]

#AsiaNow Speaks with Yoon Sun Yang

Yoon Sun Yang is Associate Professor of Korean and Comparative Literature at Boston University and author of From Domestic Women to Sensitive Young Men: Translating the Individual in Early Colonial Korea, published by Harvard University Asia Center and winner of the 2020 AAS James B. Palais Prize. To begin with, please tell us what your […]

#AsiaNow Speaks with Charlene Makley

Charlene Makley is Professor of Anthropology at Reed College and author of The Battle for Fortune: State-Led Development, Personhood, and Power Among Tibetans in China (2018), published by Cornell University Press and Weatherhead East Asian Institute and Honorable Mention winner for the 2020 AAS E. Gene Smith Book Prize in Inner Asian Studies. Listen to […]

#AsiaNow Speaks with Maren Ehlers

Maren Ehlers is an Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and author of Give and Take: Poverty and the Status Order in Early Modern Japan, published by Harvard University Asia Center and winner of an Honorable Mention for the 2020 AAS John Whitney Hall Book Prize. To begin with, […]

#AsiaNow Speaks with Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci

Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci is Assistant Professor at Koç University and author of Contraceptive Diplomacy: Reproductive Politics and Imperial Ambitions in the United States and Japan, published by Stanford University Press and winner of the 2020 AAS John Whitney Hall Book Prize. To begin with, please tell us what your book is about. My book follows the […]