Membership in AAS is the ideal way to develop your career in Asian studies.
Benefits of membership include opportunities to network with a large and diverse group of Asian studies scholars and students (close to 8,000 members worldwide) and to keep up with—as well as present—the latest research.
In addition to the many benefits accorded all AAS members
- an annual subscription to the Journal of Asian Studies (JAS) (4 issues and online access) and the Asian Studies Newsletter (4 issues);
- Discounts on AAS publications (including Education About Asia)
- Eligibility to apply for AAS grant programs
- Reduced registration fees for our four-day Annual Conference
- Full voting privileges to elect AAS officers and council representatives
- Access to Member Only sections of the AAS website featuring the fully-searchable AAS Member Directory; Member Forums; the latest Job Listings; and the online Journal of Asian Studies
students also benefit from the following:
- reduced member dues
- reduced Annual Meeting registration
- subsidies for travel to the AAS Annual Conference
- the AAS dissertation workshop
- interview facilities and a Graduate Student Reception at the Annual Conference
- the AAS First Book Subvention Program
The AAS welcomes and encourages Graduate Student presentations and attendance at its Annual Conference . The Annual Conference is an excellent means to seek professional guidance, network, and present one’s work. AAS Regional Conferences also provide excellent venues for presentations.
Each year, an increasing number of graduate students attend, and are part of panels. In order to support the participation of graduate students, the AAS Board has authorized additional funds for all graduate student participants in a formal panel. Ensure you don’t miss out by applying early. Additionally, the AAS Area Councils have various funds available to support Annual Meeting attendance.
AAS holds a Dissertation Workshop, which runs in conjunction with the AAS Annual Conference. The Dissertation Workshop is intended to bring together students preparing dissertations on a given topic or area, and is designed to enable students just beginning to work on their dissertations, or else well into them, to engage in intensive discussions of their own and each others’ projects. It is intended to encourage greater cross-regional exchange and will also explore possibilities for continuing contact among interested students and faculty.