Association for Asian Studies

Founded: 1941    Admitted to ACLS: 1954
The objectives of the Association shall be (a) to form a scholarly, nonpolitical, and nonprofit professional association of all persons interested in Asian Studies; (b) to promote interest in and scholarly study of Asia; (c) to provide means for the publication of scholarly research and other materials designed to promote Asian studies; (d) to promote cooperative activities and exchange of information within the field of Asian studies; and (e) to facilitate contact and exchange of information between scholars and scholarly organizations in North America interested in Asian studies and those in other countries.

CEO Representative and Society Contact

Hilary Vanessa Finchum-Sung
Executive Director
Association for Asian Studies


Laurel Kendall
American Museum of Natural History
term ends 12/31/2024


Hy Luong
Professor Emeritus
University of Toronto
term ends 3/27/2022


Individual: 5,000

Institutional: 6


3/24/2022 - 3/27/2022 Honolulu, HI