For questions regarding membership, please read the section below, visit the AAS Membership page, or contact AAS Membership Manager, Doreen Ilozor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much does AAS membership cost?
The AAS has a graduated membership scale. As a non-profit association, we rely on the graduated dues system to help partially subsidize dues for younger or more impoverished members, who are not yet established in their careers or unable to afford normal dues levels.
How long does an AAS membership last?
An AAS membership lasts either one year, two years, or three years. Membership will expire either one year, two years, or three years from the day of activation. To ensure no disruption of benefits, members are encouraged to renew membership before the membership expires.
Members who join for two or three years enjoy a 10% discount.
May I make my AAS membership retroactive?
No. An AAS membership is made active when your payment is processed and we are unable to backdate memberships or send back issues of the print Journal of Asian Studies.
Who can apply for an AAS Student membership?
The Student category is designated for full-time students with genuinely low incomes. In order for processing to occur, please attach to the online membership form proof of current student status, such as:
You may also email this information to AAS Membership Manager, Doreen Ilozor, at email@example.com.
Does the AAS offer refunds for membership?
An AAS membership is non-refundable and not transferable. Membership may be cancelled by contacting AAS Membership Manager, Doreen Ilozor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The AAS does not offer refunds for cancelled memberships.
Is there an AAS Member Directory?
Yes. The AAS Member Directory is only available online (a print version is no longer available). The online Member Directory is available to AAS members via the Membership section of the AAS website.
When will I receive the Journal of Asian Studies?
You will begin to receive your print version of the Journal of Asian Studies (JAS) after your membership has been activated. The JAS is published in February, May, August, and November of each year. Back issues cannot be mailed as part of your membership, however, they may be ordered directly from Cambridge University Press. All articles from the JAS are available for free to all current AAS members via the Membership section of the AAS website.
How do I access the online Journal of Asian Studies (JAS)?
Online access to the Journal of Asian Studies is available to all current AAS members. Once you log in to the Membership section of the AAS website, select “the Online Journal of Asian Studies” link. This will open the Cambridge Journals website. There is no need to log in again to Cambridge's site once you reach this page. Simply scroll down the page, and select the JAS volume and issue number you wish to read (older issues are available via the “Back Volumes” link). All issues of JAS published since 1941 (Volume 1) are available online to current members.
How can I obtain print back copies of the Journal of Asian Studies (JAS)?
Anyone wishing to purchase single copy back issues of the Journal of Asian Studies (JAS) from 2000 to present (from volume 59 and on) should contact:
Back issue prices are $55 for North American customers (US/Canada/Mexico) and £32 + VAT for customers elsewhere.
AAS members may access the online Journal of Asian Studies via the Member Only section of the AAS website.
What is an Associate membership?
Associate memberships are available to a spouse of a regular AAS member whose membership is current during the same time frame, and the fee paid by the regular member is based on the higher income of the two. At this discounted rate, Associate members will be able to register for the AAS Annual Conference at the member rate. Associate members will have access to the Member Only section of the AAS website.
Do you publish news about AAS member achievements or awards?
Yes. The AAS encourages its members to inform us of achievements or awards for inclusion in "Member News" posts at the AAS blog (forthcoming winter 2017). Items for these posts should be sent to Maura Elizabeth Cunningham at email@example.com.
Please note, "Member News" posts do not include announcements of new books published by members. We are happy to share book announcements via the AAS Twitter account; information about books should be sent to Maura Elizabeth Cunningham at the email address above. Members are also encouraged to have their publisher send a copy of their new book to the Journal of Asian Studies for review.
Why can I not have my Family name printed first on my mailing label?
The AAS database has one field for a member’s first name, and one field for family name. For consistency, all members are listed “First Name” then “Family Name”. The AAS apologizes for any inconvenience, however, we cannot change the order of names on mailing labels.
Does Cambridge University Press provide AAS members with a discount on book purchases?
Yes. AAS members may call Cambridge University Press to receive a 25% discount on books. This does not apply to online purchases. In North America, members should call 1-800-872-7423 or 1-845-353-7500. Outside North America, members should call +44 (0)1223 326070.
Where can I get my receipt?
Receipts are available online as soon as membership is paid. Copies of previous payments are available to view after logging in, and are located under “Recent Orders” of your User Account.