AOS and JAOS news

The CfP for the March Annual Meeting is online—send in your abstract by October 15, 2021 to attend in Boston! And to prepare, check out the TOC of the 2021 third issue, 141.3, just out.

Statement of Solidarity

The American Oriental Society (AOS) condemns the wanton destruction of Black lives and stands in solidarity with and joins those engaged in the fight against systemic racism and the struggle for justice, equality, and human rights. We undertake to take immediate and deliberate steps to combat prejudice and hatred against African-Americans. Racism has no place in the AOS.

In the fields of study to which the AOS is dedicated is abundant evidence of pain and oppression inflicted on others because of skin color; it is beyond time to eradicate imagined divisions of humankind and to embrace equality and fraternity of peoples, regardless of skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, or any other basis for oppression. 

JAOS 140.1

Due to the crisis of closure that we are in, the printed issue of 140.1 will not be mailed until further notice. The issue’s contents have, however, been posted online and the issue is available on JSTOR for all subscribers to view.

Cancellation announcement

The Board of Directors of the American Oriental Society is very sad to announce that the decision has been made to cancel the Annual Meeting in Boston. With such confusion and concern reigning about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and the possibility that conditions will get worse before they get better, we did not feel that holding the conference as planned would be wise or responsible. Already, a significant number of meeting registrants have withdrawn from participation because of the health risks and travel restrictions. Additional information, including about registration fee refunds, will be forthcoming.