Institutional Membership Benefits

Institutional Membership 


The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) is an institutional member of Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA). As such, we can provide the following benefits each year to University of Arizona students and faculty:

Association for Asian Studies (AAS)

One (1) complimentary graduate student registration to the AAS annual conference, plus five (5) graduate student AAS memberships. AAS graduate student memberships also include access to the AAS Career Center. For the benefits, please visit:

Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA)

Three grad student memberships; three regular memberships. For the benefits, please visit:

Note: All complementary memberships are good for one year only and must be applied for each year. 

Modern Languages Association (MLA)

MLA Strategic Partnership Network

MLA Strategic Partnership Network membership extends the resources of the Modern Language Association, the largest professional association in the humanities, to all your departments and programs whose faculty members work in language, literature, linguistics, culture, area studies, film and performance studies, writing studies, digital humanities, and more. This new structure gives access to the professional development, research, and advocacy resources of the MLA for anyone at your institution who works in the humanities. Please see the document below for eligibility and benefits. 



All applicants must be affiliated with the University of Arizona. Additionally graduate students and faculty must also meet the following guidelines.

Faculty Members

Faculty must be affiliated with CEAS. If you are not yet affiliated with us but your work is related to East Asia, please contact CEAS ( for affiliation.

Graduate Students

Your study, research, or presentation needs to be judged by CEAS staff as sufficiently relating to East Asia.


AAS: Open for application until the membership expires on Nov. 9, 2024.

CLTA: All the memberships have been given out this year. 


All interested parties must submit the form found at the link below:

Note: Although you do not have to be a presenter at the conference to qualify for these benefits, we will prioritize those who intend to present their research for the available complementary conference registrations.