July 2018 AAS Member News & Notes

Congratulations to the AAS Members who have been awarded fellowships by the American Council of Learned Societies!

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

Todd Klaiman (Chinese University of Hong Kong), “Translocal Chinese Religiosity in Southeast Asia: Kek Lok Monastery and the Rise of Chinese Monastic Buddhism in Penang, 1887-1987”

Tony Robert Scott (University of Toronto), “The Milindapañha-aṭṭhakathā: Nonnormative Pali, Psychic Powers, and Control of the Canon in Mid-Twentieth-Century Burma”

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

Abhishek S. Amar (Hamilton College), “Material Buddhism: Archaeology, Context, and Religious Change in Bodhgaya”

Shawn Frederick McHale (The George Washington University), “Crossing the Mahayana-Theravada Frontier: Vietnamese-Khmer Relations and the Vietnamese Search for ‘Original’ Theravada Buddhism in Cambodia, 1930-1989”

Juliane Schober (Arizona State University), “Who belongs to the new Myanmar? Islamophobia and other Buddhist sentiments in the Digital Age”


We are pleased to announce a new benefit for members of the Association for Asian Studies: AAS Members now receive a discount of 30% on University of California Press publications, in addition to the discounts already offered by Cambridge University Press, The MIT Press, and the AAS Publications Store. Log in to your member account at the AAS website and access the UC Press discount code via the Member-Only Benefits page (note: you must be logged in for the discount code to appear).


The Call for Proposals for the AAS 2019 Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado is open! All proposals for panels, roundtables, workshops, and individual papers must be submitted via the AAS online submission portal by 5:00pm (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, August 1.


Authors who would like to submit their works to the next round of AAS book prize competitions are invited to consult the eligibility guidelines, submission instructions, and deadlines posted at the association website. Please note that submission deadlines for the Levenson and Hall Prizes have passed, but all other awards have a nomination deadline of August 1, 2018. These prizes will be awarded at the 2019 annual conference in Denver, Colorado.


Anyone planning to apply for an AAS First Book Subvention should consult the eligibility and application guidelines at our website. The next deadline for the program is September 1.


The Southeast Conference of the AAS will meet January 18-20, 2019 at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. Paper and panel abstracts must be submitted by October 31, 2018. The SEC/AAS also seeks nominations for its annual book and article prize competitions, which should be submitted by August 31, 2018.

We welcome submissions for the AAS Member News & Notes column, so please forward material for consideration to mcunningham@asian-studies.org. Please note that we do not publish book announcements in this space; new books by AAS Members will be announced on the association’s Twitter feed (@AASAsianStudies) and Facebook page (@AASAsianStudies).