Congratulations to the AAS Members whose books have been awarded prizes by other organizations:
Sheena Chestnut Greitens (University of Missouri), co-winner of the 2017 Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association Section on Comparative Democratization and co-winner of the 2017 Best Book Award from the International Studies Association for Dictators and Their Secret Police: Coercive Institutions and State Violence (Cambridge University Press)
Christopher Goscha (Univ. du Québec à Montréal), awarded the John K. Fairbank Prize from the American Historical Association for Vietnam: A New History (Basic Books, 2016)
Audrey Truschke (Rutgers University), awarded the John F. Richards Prize from the American Historical Association for Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court (Columbia University Press, 2016)
The Board of Directors of the Association for Asian Studies welcomes this opportunity to recognize KENNETH C. FROEWISS following his recent retirement a ...
Congratulations to the AAS Members who have received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support research and teaching projects. Evan Dawley (Goucher College) and Tosh Minohara (Kobe University) have received a collaborative research grant to hold a symposium entitled “Beyond Versailles: Reverberations of World War I in Asia.” Richard Davis (Bard College) will organize a three-week seminar for college and university faculty on “The Bhagavad Gita: Ancient Poem, Modern Readers.”
The Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) is pleased to announce that the Usha Mahajani Memorial Prize for 2017 has been awarded to Annika Yates. The Prize is a memorial to Professor Usha Mahajani, whose scholarship on Southeast Asia was brought to an abrupt end by her tragic death in 1978. Professor Mahajani, a native of India, received her PhD in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University. She was the author of Nationalism in the Philippines and The Role ...
A final reminder that panel and paper proposals for our 2018 conference in Washington, D.C. are due by 5:00pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, August 8. There are no exceptions to this deadline, so play it safe and don’t wait until the last minute to submit your proposal!
Congratulations to University of Chicago professor and AAS Member Kenneth Pomeranz, historian of China, who has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.
At its July meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) awarded its biennial book prizes. We are pleased to see many AAS Members recognized by ICAS for their work and offer the following scholars our congratulations:
Pablo Blitstein (University of Heidelberg), Les fleurs du royaume: Savoirs lettrés et pouvoir impérial en Chine, Ve-VIe siècle (The Flowers of the Kingdom: Literary Knowledge and Imperial Power in China, 5th-6th Century). Les Belles Lettres. (Shortlist, French Language Edition)
Tamara Chin (Br ...
The Call for Proposals for our 2018 conference in Washington, D.C. is now open! Submit your proposal by Tuesday, August 8 at 5:00pm Eastern time.
We’re still seeking your summer “vacation” photos. Submit a snapshot of your summer activities and you could win free books from the AAS Publications Shop!
Congratulations to AAS Member Kai Ostwald (University of British Columbia) and Steven Oliver (Yale-NUS College), who received the Best Paper Award from the American Political Science Association-Southeast Asia Politics Group. They were recognized for their work on “Explaining Elections in Singapore: Party Credibility and Valence Politics.”
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies has announced its 2017 grant awards. Congratulations to the following AAS Members who have received funding for their projects.
Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
Susanne Ryuyin Kerekes (University of Pennsylvania), “Wat Arun and the Material Cult ...
Congratulations to AAS Member Sheldon Garon (Princeton University), who has received a Humboldt Research Award. Dr. Garon will spend the 2017-18 academic year in Germany, conducting research in collaboration with historians and Japanese studies colleagues at the Free University Berlin on his current book project, “When Home Fronts Became Battlegrounds: A Transnational History of Japan, Germany, and Britain in World War II.”
Further congratulations to Member Edmund Cheng (Hong Kong Baptist University), winner of the 2016 Gordon White Prize from China Quarterly. Dr. Cheng’s article, “Street Politics in a Hybrid Regime: The Diffusion of Political Activism in Post-colonial Hong Kong,” can be freely accessed at Cambridge Core.
We are pleased to announce the 2016 winners of the Freeman Book Awards—recognizing quality books for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to an understanding of East and Southeast Asia.
This is the inaugural year of the award ...
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