Freeman Foundation Awards Grant for Education About Asia

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The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is pleased to announce that the Freeman Foundation has awarded AAS a $40,000 grant for 2022-2023 to support our ongoing Education About Asia (EAA) digitization project.

Education About Asia, the teaching journal of the AAS, has been published since 1996 and is steered by Editor Lucien Ellington (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga) and Managing Editor Jeffrey Melnick. An open-access publication with over 1,500 articles in print, EAA is a valuable resource for both educators and students.

With the launch of a new website in 2019, the AAS has been revamping the EAA online archive by gradually adding fully searchable HTML versions of all articles to the PDF downloads already available. The grant from the Freeman Foundation will fund continued work on this stage of EAA archive enhancement over the next year. One of the most popular features on the AAS website, we look forward to making the EAA archive even more useful for the instructors and students who visit it and appreciate the Freeman Foundation’s support for this endeavor.

Founded in 1993, the Freeman Foundation’s major objectives include strengthening the bonds of friendship between the United States and the countries of East Asia. Through education and educational institutes, the Foundation hopes to promote a greater appreciation of Asian cultures, histories, and economies in the United States and a better understanding of American people, institutions, and purposes in East Asia. The Association for Asian Studies is proud to support the Freeman Foundation’s mission by making educational resources on Asia openly available and accessible to the public.