The Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) is one of four regional councils operating within the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). Created in 1970, these councils represent the interests of scholars working in their respective geographical areas.
Collectively, the four area councils and the Council of Conferences serve as the major policy body for the Association of Asian Studies, providing liaison between the Board of Directors and the members at large.
NEAC administers two grant programs: the Japan Studies Grants and Korean Studies Grants, and a Distinguished Speakers Bureau of Japan and Korea senior scholars able to give presentations at American colleges and universities.
NEAC administers the John Whitney Hall Book Prize, given annually to the author of an outstanding English-language book on Japan and the James B. Palais Prize, given annually to an outstanding scholar of Korean studies from any discipline or country specialization.
Chair: Charles Armstrong, Columbia University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Orpett Long, John Carroll University, email@example.com
Patrica Maclachlan, University of Texas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sabine Fruhstuck, UC-Santa Barbara, email@example.com
Laurel Rasplica Rodd, University of Colorado, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jordan Sand, Georgetown University, email@example.com
Karen Nakamura, Yale University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abe Mark Nornes, University of Michigan, email@example.com
Julia Adeney Thomas, University of Notre Dame, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Jeong, University of California, Riverside, email@example.com (ex-officio)
Committee on Korean Studies
Chair: Hwasook Nam, University of Washington, firstname.lastname@example.org
Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL)
Publisher of JEAL, the Journal of East Asian Libraries
Early Modern Japan Network (Publisher of Early Modern Japan: An Interdisciplinary Journal)
Philip C. Brown, Department of History, Ohio State University, email@example.com