Founded in 2005, the Asia Association for Global Studies (AAGS) is a professional organization for scholars and educators in Asia who are interested in and actively contribute to the development of global studies as a research and teaching field. Its primary focus is on Asia's changing international status and the impact of globalization on Asia, though it also supports work by members on other themes and world regions.
AAGS strives to promote innovative research and alternative perspectives on issues of international significance. It particularly encourages cross-disciplinary and transnational theoretical approaches that dissolve traditional academic boundaries and relate local events to wider global processes. The association also functions as an open forum for the expression of regional opinions and viewpoints that might otherwise go unheard in the English-speaking world.