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    Jack Fitzmier and David Harrington Watt, representatives of the American Academy of Religion

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American Oriental Society

Founded: 1842     Admitted to ACLS: 1920

The American Oriental Society is the oldest learned society in the United States devoted to a particular field of scholarship. The Society was founded in 1842, preceded only by such distinguished organizations of general scope as the American Philosophical Society (1743), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1780), and the American Antiquarian Society (1812). From the beginning its aims have been humanistic. The encouragement of basic research in the languages and literatures of Asia has always been central in its tradition. This tradition has come to include such subjects as philology, literary criticism, textual criticism, paleography, epigraphy, linguistics, biography, archaeology, and the history of the intellectual and imaginative aspects of Oriental civilizations, especially of philosophy, religion, folklore and art. The scope of the Society's purpose is not limited by temporal boundaries: All sincere students of man and his works in Asia, at whatever period of history are welcomed to membership.

CEO Representative and Society Contact

Jonathan H. Rodgers
Secretary-Treasurer
American Oriental Society
jrodgers@umich.edu

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Delegate

Paul W. Kroll
University of Colorado Boulder
kroll@Colorado.EDU
term ends 12/31/2019

President

Beatrice Gruendler
Free University of Berlin
beatrice.gruendler@fu-berlin.de
term ends 12/31/2017

Membership:

Individual: 1,150

American Oriental Society

American Oriental Society

Hatcher Graduate Library
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Tel: (734) 647-4760
Fax: (734) 480-8017


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