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The purpose of this committee is to coordinate the participation of delegates from the ASA to the annual conference of the Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS), under a grant from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC). Coordination, in active collaboration with the International Committee of the JAAS, includes the writing of grant proposals and reports to the JUSFC, the selection of delegates through a call for applications from the ASA membership, and the promotion of long-term benefits to scholars and the organizations on both sides of the exchange.

Encyclopedia of American Studies

The Encyclopedia of American Studies brings together a wide range of disciplines related to the history and cultures of the United States, from pre-colonial days to the present. It features broad, synthetic articles covering areas such as history, literature, art, photography, film, architecture, urban studies, ethnicity, race, gender, economics, politics, wars, consumer culture, and global America.

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With over 660 online, searchable articles and bibliographies, the Encyclopedia of American Studies provides an integrated approach to problems, themes, and issues that cut across disciplinary lines. The breadth and depth of disciplines, topics, and issues featured in this resource support research and study in a wide range of courses and assignments at all levels.

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