Since its formation in 1941, the AAS has gone through a series of reorganizations to serve better the broadening
disciplinary and geographical interests of its membership.
In 1970 four elective Area
Inner Asia (CIAC), Northeast Asia (NEAC), South Asia (SAC), and Southeast Asia (SEAC), were established to
guarantee each area constituency its own representation and a proportionate voice on the
AAS Board of Directors.
In 1977 a Council of Conferences (COC) was established as a
liaison with several regional conferences which serve the needs of
scholars of Asian studies in different parts of the U.S. and abroad.
China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC)
Northeast Asia Council (NEAC)
South Asia Council (SAC)
Southeast Asia Council (SEAC)
Council of Conferences (COC)