The Newsletter 56 Spring 2011

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) series

Jonathan Wilson

THE ASSOCIATION FOR ASIAN STUDIES (AAS) founded 70 year ago is not only a membership organization. Its Journal of Asian Studies (JAS) has long been recognized as the most authoritative and prestigious publication of its kind. Originally, it was self-published but is now published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Association. The AAS practical and innovative teaching journal Education About Asia (EAA) recently completed fi fteen years of publication. Also unique is the AAS’ Bibliography of Asian Studies, widely recognized as the standard bibliographical tool in the fi eld of Asian studies. Originally a print product, the BAS has been converted to an electronic database, incorporating all entries from the print volumes for the years 1971 to 1991 and entering all fresh citations from 1991 forward in electronic form. As of the autumn of 2010, the BAS Online contains more than 777,000 references. A dedicated editorial team led by Anna Leon Shulman is at work compiling current citations and retrospectively in-fi lling citations, particularly from general and comparative sources not cataloged as Asia-related. AAS also publishes Asian book series of which two are highlighted below.