Results for tag: Higher Education

AAS Statement on the Dismantling Global Hindutva Conference

September 10, 2021 Statement by the Association for Asian Studies Board of Directors In keeping with its commitment to academic freedom, the AAS supports the “Dismantling Global Hindutva: Multidisciplinary Perspectives conference scheduled for September 10-12 and condemns the harassment and intimidation of conference participants, organizers, and co-sponsors. We understand that Hindutva is a majoritarian ideological doctrine that conflates a limited interpretation of […]

AAS Statement on Academic Freedom in Thailand

Download PDF of statement in Thai Issued by the AAS Board of DirectorsApril 7, 2021 The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is deeply concerned by growing intellectual repression in Thailand. Since the 2014 military coup d’etat, the country has seen an increasing number of attacks on academic freedom. Defamation lawsuits and the selective interpretation and […]

AAS Statement on Chinese Government Sanctions

Statement by the AAS Board of DirectorsMarch 29, 2021 The Association for Asian Studies (AAS), a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association with approximately 6,500 members worldwide, wishes to express its solidarity and support for our esteemed colleague and member, Professor Joanne Smith Finley of the University of Newcastle, UK, who is one of nine people sanctioned on March 26, […]

AAS Signs AHA Statement Opposing New Policy on Virtual Scholarly Exchanges in India

The AAS has signed on to the statement below, issued by the American Historical Association on February 5, 2021, that opposes a new policy issued by India’s Ministry of Higher Education/Department of Higher Education “that ‘requires Indian scholars and administrators to obtain prior approval from the Ministry of External Affairs if they want to convene […]

AAS Letter to the Chinese University of Hong Kong Regarding Reorganization of the Universities Service Centre

In late December 2020, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) released plans to restructure the Universities Service Centre for China Studies (USC), an important venue for research and academic exchange founded in 1963 and housed at CUHK since 1988. The USC reorganization would involve bringing its data resources under oversight by the CUHK library […]

AAS Joins ACLS Statement Urging Kansas Board of Regents to Uphold Employment Protections for Faculty

The Association for Asian Studies has joined more than two dozen other members of the American Council of Learned Societies in signing the statement below. The original statement is available at the ACLS website. January 26, 2021 American colleges and universities are facing severe financial and operational challenges. The temptation to reduce faculty and staff […]

Statement on Collection Development, Access, ​and Equity in the Time of COVID-19

Issued by the Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation on July 17, 2020 and endorsed by the AAS Board of Directors on September 28, 2020. The Committee on South Asian Libraries and Documentation (CONSALD) recognizes the tremendous work of the Collection Development and Equity in the Time of Covid-19 Task Force in the crafting […]

ACLS Statement on COVID-19 and the Key Role of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the United States

The Association for Asian Studies has co-signed this statement from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Download a PDF of the statement here. August 12, 2020 Consider the spread of COVID-19, global environmental degradation, and the deep divisions around race in this country. Our collective responses to these and other challenges arise from understanding […]

AAS Statement Regarding Remote Teaching, Online Scholarship, Safety, and Academic Freedom

Download as PDF AAS Board of DirectorsJuly 23, 2020 Executive Summary Videoconferencing tools such as Zoom present universities with stark technological, pedagogical, and moral considerations, especially with regard to the security of student and faculty data. These issues arise from the censorship and data-monitoring and informing requirements imposed by various foreign jurisdictions, in particular China, […]

AAS Statement on Fulbright Exchange Program

In response to Section 3 (i) of “The President’s Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization,” issued by Donald Trump on July 14, 2020. AAS Board of DirectorsJuly 16, 2020 The executive order to end the Fulbright Exchange Program for China and Hong Kong is extremely short-sighted and will result in long-lasting implications for U.S. foreign […]

AAS Statement on the 2020 Hong Kong National Security Law

AAS Board of DirectorsJuly 10, 2020 The Association for Asian Studies expresses its deep concern over the PRC government’s imposition of sweeping new security legislation that severely curtails the freedoms guaranteed in Hong Kong’s Basic Law, the Sino-British Joint Declaration, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The new legislation potentially puts at […]

AAS Statement on Modifications to Student and Exchange Visitor Program Rules

AAS Board of DirectorsJuly 10, 2020 The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) opposes the unnecessary decision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to modify the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) rules. This decision affects over 1 million international students on F-1 and M-1 visas. Not only does the new guidance from ICE unjustifiably penalize […]

AAS Signs Joint Statement on Title VI Programming

The Title VI program operated by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) provides funding to American colleges and universities for the promotion of language learning and area studies. Earlier this year, ED informed Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that it was investigating their use of Title VI resources at […]

AAS Statement on Stanford University Press

June 14, 2019 The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is writing to express its concern regarding the decision of Provost Persis S. Drell to cut $1.7 million in subsidies to Stanford University Press, thus placing the future of the Press in financial jeopardy. For Asian Studies in particular, Stanford University Press is one of a […]