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about membership in aas

the association for asian studies (aas) is the largest society of its kind, with approximately 7,000 members worldwide. if you are not already a member of the aas, you are missing out on the numerous advantages that our members enjoy.

the benefits of an association for asian studies (aas) membership include:

  • networking opportunities with approximately 7,000 scholars across all disciplines
  • reduced registration fees for the four-day aas annual conference—the largest asian studies conference in north america. note: membership dues do not include conference registration.  additional conference registration fees apply if attending the conference. 
  • monthly updates from #asianow with the latest news and trends from the field of asian studies
  • access to the member only section of the aas website which features:

· fully-searchable aas member directory
· access to the job board with employment listings, and where you can upload your cv for employers to view
· the online journal of asian studies

  • annual subscriptions to the journal of asian studies (4 print issues per year, and online access to all articles since 1941)
  • 25% discount on cambridge university press publications, 30% discount on mit press publications, and 30% discount of university of california press publications

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questions? see our faq or contact aas membership manager, doreen ilozor at (734) 665-2490 or [email protected].

why members value aas

"aas is the biggest association of asian studies in the world. joining aas is the best way to stay connected to the field, and learn about recent publications, as well as job and grants opportunities. i have presented at aas several times, both at national and regional levels, and found the experience always very rewarding."

— patricia schiaffini

"aas has been the best platform for scholars to share their research, ideas, and perspective in the future. its annual conference attracted participation of the country's most knowledgeable scholars and respected academia. young scholars are provided opportunities to communicate and discuss research interests with leading scholars."

— teresa chi-ching sun

"aas has been my most important professional home, where i can interact with other scholars and students working on the asian region across a wide range of disciplines. there is no other organization that brings the best scholarship on the region together, from all parts of the world, and i would recommend joining aas to any of my colleagues interested in asia regardless of disciplinary field."

— charles k. armstrong

"i have remained a member and would encourage other asianists to join because i have found aas to be the preeminent organization for those involved in the academic pursuit of asia. the multi-disciplinary approach of its journal enables me to keep abreast of the latest ways of thinking about and conceptualizing asia and how our world conceived."

— julia beabout

"aas membership is a badge of professionalism, and also provides an easy way to keep up on the diversity of, and new trends in, asian studies via the journal, the annual meeting, and the newsletter."

— john major