Organizing Committee

Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
Founded in 1941, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia. With over 8,000 members worldwide, representing all the regions and countries of Asia and all academic disciplines, the AAS is the largest organization of its kind. AAS-in-Asia, Singapore seeks to inaugurate a new era in the study of Asian societies worldwide. By bringing specialists of Asia in different parts of the world together with scholars and practitioners in Asia whose routine expertise is not foregrounded in terms of “Asian Studies”, we hope to spark off new and fruitful areas of collaboration. This will be the first in a series of AAS-in-Asia “Asia in Motion” conferences, with subsequent conferences expected to be held over the coming years in Taiwan and Japan.

Academia Sinica
The 2015 AAS‐in‐Asia conference will be held at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. Academia Sinica, the most preeminent academic institution in Taiwan, was founded in 1928 and moved to Taiwan after 1949. It is now an institution for advanced research with a worldwide reputation, aiming for opening up new areas of intellectual endeavor and taking a leadership role in launching new initiatives in applied areas to meet a broad spectrum of social needs in both Taiwan and Asia. It is hoped that organizing the 2nd AAS‐in‐Asia conference in conjunction with AAS will engage the academic and research community of humanities and social sciences in the modern academic vision and promote international collaboration and scholarly exchange.