International The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study of Asia. With approximately 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.Through its publications, online resources, regional conferences, and annual conference, the AAS provides its members with a unique and invaluable professional network. H-Asia is a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. The primary purpose of H-ASIA is to enable historians and other Asia scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to test new ideas and share comments and tips on teaching. H-Asia is especially committed to discussing region wide, comparative and professional issues important to scholars of Asia. Asian Politics and History Association - Asian Politics and History Association is a non-political, non-profit academic society organized by scholars of Asian studies. Established in 2011 in Hong Kong, APHA currently has members from Asian-Pacific, European and North American countries. APHA supports the Journal of Asian Politics & History, an academic journal published twice a year beginning in October 2012. East Asia Korea NRF National Research Foundation of Korea KRF is in charge of managing large sums of the government’s research funds. It provides research grants to universities and faculty members. It also conducts surveys and writes evaluations on universities’ research. Faculty members and researchers can apply to various research support programs on the website. Visit Korea - http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto - General information about Korea Korea Foundation The Korea Foundation (Korean: 한국국제교류재단, Hanja: 韓國國際交流財團) is in the Diplomatic Center Building in Seocho-gu, Seoul, near Yangjae Subway Station and Mirae esset building, near Cheonggyecheon in South Korea. It was established in 1991 by the Korea Foundation Act (No.4414 / promulgated on December 14, 1991) with the aim to enhance the image of Korea in the world and also to promote academic and cultural exchange programs. It is an independent organization affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Academy of Korean Studies Since its establishment in 1978, the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) has made conspicuous achievements in the field of Korean studies by conducting in-depth research and education on Korean culture. Thus, it has grown as a prominent academic research institute that attracts attention both in and out of the country. The Academy’s research achievements are now widely used as a basis of a new momentum towards a promising future of the country as well as the academic world. Korea has achieved rapid growth within a relatively short period of time and is now playing important roles in the international community as a member of the OECD and a hosting country of the G20 Summit in 2010. On the contrary, the overall development of people’s mindset and the ethical criteria or norms of social behavior held by them has not been as smooth. In order to take Korea beyond its fulfilled dream of becoming a developed country to a country with mature social environment as well as economic prosperity that can be a new example for others to follow, we believe a new, advanced values established upon the Korean cultural identity should be settled. The AKS will do its best to indicate desirable directions for the country through the academic studies that it carries out, with the focus on shedding light on the country’s past, present, and future, and to provide a venue for academic learning that will lay the theoretical basis for a country with mature values whose cultural prestige matches its industrial development. The Korea Society The Korea Society is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea. In pursuit of its mission, the Society arranges programs that facilitate discussion, exchanges and research on topics of vital interest to both countries in the areas of public policy, business, education, intercultural relations and the arts. Funding for these programs is derived from contributions, endowments, grants, membership dues and program fees. From its base in New York City, the Society serves audiences across the country through its own outreach efforts and by forging strategic alliances with counterpart organizations in other cities throughout the United States as well as in Korea. ...More > The Sejong Cultural Society Based in Chicago, IL, the Sejong Cultural Society was founded in 2004. It is a not-for-profit organization. The Sejong Cultural Society strives to advance awareness and understanding of Korea's cultural heritage amongst people in the United States by reaching out to the younger generations through contemporary creative and fine arts. It is our hope that, through this, the rich culture behind Korea's colorful history will be accessible to people of any ethnicity and nationality while being a unique part of the larger, more familiar Western culture, and that such harmonizing of the two cultures will create a better understanding between them. ...More > Japan Japan Foundation The Japan Foundation is Japan's only institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs throughout the world.To cultivate friendship and ties between Japan and the world, the Japan Foundation creates global opportunities to foster friendship, trust, and mutual understanding through culture, language, and dialogue. The Japan Foundation was established in October 1972 as a special legal entity supervised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In October 2003, it was reorganized as an incorporated administrative agency. Based on a government endowment of 78 billion yen, the activities of the Japan Foundation are financed by annual government subsidies, investment revenue, and donations from the private sector. Japan Society Japan Society is the premier organization connecting Japanese arts, culture, business, and society with audiences in New York and around the world. At Japan Society, we are inspired by the Japanese concept of kizuna (絆)–forging deep connections to bind people together. We are committed to telling the story of Japan while strengthening connections within New York City and building new bridges beyond. In over 100 years of work, we’ve inspired generations by establishing ourselves as pioneers in supporting international exchanges in arts and culture, business and policy, as well as education between Japan and the U.S. South Asia India American Institute of Indian Studies - The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) offers a wide variety of opportunities for students and scholars interested in traveling to India or doing research on India. Their services include assistance for travel to India including visa applications, travel arrangements, and financial arrangements. Additionally, AIIS oversees the Center for Art and Archaelogy (CAA), which purposes to advance the knowledge resources of the South Asian region. AIIS has created the Archives and research Center for Ethnomusicology (ARCE) with the goal of brining together recorded collections of the music and oral traditions of India in order to support documentation, preservation, and dissemination. AIIS also supports intensive language study and research fellowships. Asha for Education is a very large 501(c)(3) organization that works for the education of underprivileged children in India, and it has chapters all over the USA. Volunteers of Asha UGA conduct some cultural events which might be of interest to some of the members of this group. Sri Lanka The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) was established in 1995 to foster excellence in American research and teaching on Sri Lanka, and to promote the exchange of scholars and scholarly information between the United States and Sri Lanka. The Institute serves as the professional association for US-based scholars and other professionals who are interested in Sri Lanka.