New Resources in Asian Studies

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

1:00-2:15pm Eastern Time

Register now to join other AAS Members in a showcase of new resources in Asian Studies for 2024. Representatives from four recently launched organizations/initiatives will present their projects, provide an overview of planned activities, and share with audience members how they can get involved. Time will be allocated at the end of the session for audience Q&A with the panelists.

Featured Projects:

  • Author Ian Johnson will present the China Unofficial Archives, an open-access bilingual online resource launched in December 2023. The China Unofficial Archives site is dedicated to making accessible the key documents, films, blogs, and publications of a movement of Chinese people seeking to reclaim their country’s history.
  • Historian Paula R. Curtis will discuss Japan Past & Present, a digital project of UCLA and Waseda University, supported by the UCLA Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities. JPP is a global information hub and repository that promotes research and teaching in Japanese humanities across disciplinary, temporal, & geographic borders.
  • A representative from Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies (GETSEA) will introduce this consortium, which seeks to enhance graduate education in Southeast Asian studies across North America through innovation and collaboration. Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, GETSEA offers support for language study, simulcast film screenings and discussions, mini-courses, and more.
  • Chu May Paing will represent Aruna Global South, which offers emerging and marginalized scholars of Asia a forum in which to experiment and share their work, in addition to webinars and a How To … series that tackles issues of professionalization and the academy.

We plan to make New Resources in Asian Studies a regular feature of the AAS Digital Dialogues program. Do you have a resource, program, or initiative to share with other AAS members? Contact Digital Media Manager Maura Elizabeth Cunningham ( to discuss it!