Institutional Memberships

Being a member of AAS is more than attending a conference.

 


It is a diverse network of academics, researchers, and students.

It is being on the cutting edge of topics and current issues that affect everyone engaged with Asian Studies research.

It is a community dedicated to fostering excellence in the field.
WHAT IS INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP?

AAS Institutional Memberships are available to universities and colleges, foundations, institutes, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and research organizations that contribute to the advancement of the field of Asian Studies. This membership category is open to all research institutions and centers, as well as professional membership associations and other learned societies.

Additionally, Institutional Memberships allow foundations, libraries, museums, think tanks, and other organizations to join AAS as an organization and receive a list of AAS benefits.

WHY INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP?

Through the Institutional Memberships, organizations, departments, and Asian Studies programs may enjoy many of the same benefits offered to individual members, as well as a variety of discounts and services specifically designed with organizations in mind. Additionally, Institutional Members will be listed on this page with a hyperlink directly to organization’s website, placing your information at the fingertips of the full membership.

Institutional Members benefit from participation and networking at the Annual Conference, in addition to receiving many discounts related to the annual conference, student membership, and other AAS offerings.  

All memberships are twelve months, beginning on the date of activation.

WHICH MEMBERSHIP IS BEST FOR MY ORGANIZATION?

Full Institutional Membership is recommended for foundations, libraries, museums, professional membership associations, and other learned societies.

Associate Institutional Membership is recommended for all programs, departments, research institutions, and centers within the University/College level.

However, organizations and institutions may join at either level.  These are our recommendations, as the levels were specifically designed with the core needs and interests of specifics group taken into consideration.

All memberships are twelve months, beginning on the date of activation.


Full Institutional Membership

One Year – $1,850

View the full list of benefits:
  • Two (2) complimentary registrations to the AAS Annual Conference
  • One (1) invitation to the President’s Reception, held Saturday evening at the AAS Annual Conference
  • Priority-level status for meeting space assignment at the Annual Conference
  • 10% discount off exhibit booth rates at the AAS Annual Conference1,2
  • 10% discount off all advertising opportunities1,2
  • 25% off the cost of job postings on the AAS Job Board 
  • Member discount pricing of 10-30% off all AAS book series, including Key Issues and award-winning Asia Shorts titles
  • One-year subscription to Education About Asia (EAA)* (print & digital). A practical teaching resource for university, college, and secondary school instructors. 
  • One year subscription to the Journal of Asian Studies (JAS)* (print & digital). A multidisciplinary work on Asia, spanning the arts, history, literature, the social sciences, and cultural studies.
  • Monthly e-subscription to #AsiaNow Digest*, the official AAS blog and news source
  • Eligible to purchase bulk memberships for graduate students in affiliated departments. Instead of $40/student, Institutional Members will pay $35/student. (Please note, a minimum of five (5) student memberships must be purchased to receive discount)
  • Listing of Institutional Membership in the Annual Conference Program Book, in the Education About Asia Journal, and on the AAS website.

All new Institutional Member organizations must complete the form linked below for approval by the AAS Membership Manager.

* Institutional memberships will designate the one (1) key representative and one (1) administrative contact.  Print editions of EAA and JAS will be mailed to the attention of the key representative.

1 Institutional Membership must be active during the dates of the annual conference to qualify for discount on conference offerings.

2Excludes AAS-in-Asia conference advertising and exhibiting opportunities.


Associate Institutional Membership

One Year – $650

View the full list of benefits:
  • 25% off the cost of job postings on the AAS Job Board 
    Member discount pricing of 10-30% off all AAS book series, including Key Issues and award-winning Asia Shorts titles
  • One year subscription to Education About Asia (EAA)* (print and digital)
  • One year subscription to the Journal of Asian Studies (JAS)* (print and digital)
  • Monthly- e-subscription to #AsiaNow Digest*, the official AAS blog and news source
  • Eligible to purchase bulk memberships for graduate students in affiliated departments. Instead of $40/student, Institutional Members will pay $35/student. (Please note, a minimum of five (5) student memberships must be purchased to receive discount)
  • Priority-level status for meeting space assignment at the Annual Conference
  • Listing of Institutional Members in the Annual Conference Program Book, in Education About Asia (EAA) Journal, and on the AAS website.

* Institutional memberships will designate the one (1) key representative and one (1) administrative contact.  Print editions of the EAA and JAS will be mailed to the attention of the key representative.

All new Institutional Member organizations must complete the form linked below for approval by the AAS Membership Manager.


Rules for Institution Membership

Different departments and centers within one institution must apply for separate memberships. One institutional membership benefits does not apply to all departments within one academic institution. For example: The Asian Studies department at ABC College has an institutional membership. If the history department at ABC college would like to take advantage of AAS Institutional Member benefits, the history department must submit a separate application for institutional membership, with a different key contact.


Questions: Contact DOREEN ILOZOR, Membership Manager, 734-665-2490

OR SUBMIT QUESTION HERE