About Us

The Inter-Asia Cultural Studies project

Since the late 1990s, the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies project has worked towards the imagination and possibilities of diverse forms of intellectual integration in Asia. Besides publishing intellectual work produced out of Asia since 2000, the IACS has also organized various activities to contribute to the interaction of scholars working in and on Asia, including four major conferences held in Taipei, Fukuoka, Bangalore, and Seoul. 

IACS Society
In 2004, the IACS Society was formed in response to meet the growing demand of younger intellectuals to expand the scope and scale of IACS activities. In 2011, the Society began registering members, held its first formal general assembly and elected a board and advisory board, marking the Society’s transition from a loose network of intellectuals to an institutionalized international society.

IACS Society is registered in Hong Kong under the name Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society Limited.

IACS Society Board

IACS Society Board (2019-2021 & 2021-2023, elected July 2019 & July 2021)

IACS Society Board (2017 – 2019, elected 13-30 June, 2017)


Members of Executive Committee are:
Tejaswini NIRANJANA (Chair)
Andy Chih-ming WANG (Vice-Chair)
Keewoong LEE (General Secretary)
Lisa Y.M. LEUNG (Treasurer)


(Elected in Surabaya, August 9, 2015)

Executive Committee
Tejaswini Niranjana, Chair
Chih-ming Wang, Vice Chair
Wing-sang Law, Treasurer
Gietty Tambunan, General Secretary
Sung-Kyung Kim, Conference Secretary
Melani Budianta
Stephen Chan
Christen Cornell
Tim Laurie
Keewoong Lee
Xiaoming Luo
Seuty Sabur
Yoshiharu Tezuka

Past Chairs
Meaghan Morris (2011 to 2015)

Thanks to Anneke Coppoolse for designing the IACS Society logo.