Anti-Harassment Policy

Conversations during and after the Washington conference suggested that while the AAS has always opposed discrimination or harassment in any form, we needed to state the AAS' position in writing. Click here to view the full statement.

2018 Conference Photos

The 2018 conference photos are in!  Thank you to Christie's Photographic Solutions for their service.  Photos are available for viewing via our Flickr Account.  Click here to view conference photos.


2018 Awards Ceremony

View the winners of the 2018 Book Prizes award recipients.  The ceremony took place Friday, March 23 in Washington, D.C. at the Awards Ceremony and Presidential Address.  Photos of awards winner will post shortly.  Click here to view ceremony program booklet.

2018 AAS Conference Statistics

The 2018 Annual Conference was a the largest single-conference to date.  For more information, view our conference statistics here.


The 2018 AAS Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C. 
in March was the largest single conference in AAS History.

We would like to thank everyone that attended including special thanks 
to our Sponsors, Speakers and Exhibitors.



Keynote Address 

Haejoang Cho, Yonsei University

Made possible by a generous grant from the Harvard-Yenching Institute

#AsiaNow Roundtables

Sponsored by Ford Foundation

President's Reception

Freer | Sackler Museum

2018 Film Expo

Curated and run by Asian Education Media Service

Gold Sponsor

Adam Matthew Digital

Photo Exhibit

Kabul to Kolkata: Of Belonging, Memories and Identity

CGE | CAORC | The American Institute of Afghanistan Studies | AIIS



Minzanyar Oo Photo Exhibit

Additional thanks to

Farewell Coffee Break 

Visit Denver, The Convention and Visitors Bureau

#AsiaNow Speaks with Yoshikuni Igarashi

Yoshikuni Igarashi is Professor of History at Vanderbilt University and author of Homecomings: The Belated Return of Japan’s Lost Soldiers, published by...

April 2018 AAS Member News & Notes

Congratulations to the AAS Members recently awarded fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation: Nile Green (University of California...

#AsiaNow Speaks with Sara Dickey

Sara Dickey is Professor of Anthropology at Bowdoin College and author of Living Class in Urban India, published by Rutgers University Press and winner...

 Why Attend?

The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference is the largest Asian Studies conference held in North America. The 2018 Conference will feature 443 sessions, a book exhibition, 3,300 plus attendees and much more. The AAS Annual Conference is the must-attend event for anyone interested in the study of Asia.