About Asian Research Service


Asian Research Service (ARS) was founded in 1972 and its main office has been in Vancouver, Canada since 1993. It is an independent, private organization providing academic services to scholars, and different business and governmental institutions. ARS specializes in the discipline of Asian Studies and currently the Pacific region as well. Its first publication, Asian Profile, was inaugurated in August 1973. It is a bi-monthly international journal devoted exclusively to multi-disciplinary study of Asian Affairs. The journal serves as an open forum for the exchange of ideas among scholars both inside and outside Asia and has been well received for every issue. The current issue is Vol. 35 (2007). Besides Asian Profile, ARS has also published the international journals including Human Resources Journal, Journal of Economics and International Relations, and Hong Kong Economic Papers.


In addition, ARS has published volumes of monograph series, bibliography series, and international directories of Asian Studies centers. Being the long-term authorized overseas agent for many large publishers in China including the Science Press, ARS carries most of the publications published in China at a low discount. For years, the company has successfully developed a worldwide distribution network for different academic publications.


Besides publications, ARS has been providing different academic services such as typesetting, printing, and translation services for scholars, publishers, and organizations all over the world. To name a few, ARS has been the typesetter of Mouton de Gruyter for a variety of titles, and also the typesetter and printer of the Chinese Banks' Association for its Chinese and English editions of Hong Kong's Banking System in Transition: Problems, Prospects, and Policies.


Since 1979, ARS has organized a series of international symposia on Asian Studies. Over 1 000 papers were presented to these symposia and these papers were then published in the Proceedings of the International Symposia on Asian Studies. Up until now, more than 50 volumes of proceedings has been published.


The International Center for Asian Studies (ICAS) is a division of ARS. It has been established to promote scholarly research on Asian Studies and to develop programs to foster international academic contacts among scholars in different countries of the world. Organizing conferences and exhibitions, arranging Study Groups and Study Tours are among the main activities of ICAS. For instance, the International Conference on Energy Resources, and bi-yearly Exhibitions of Publications on Asian Studies are other important events of ICAS.


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Last update: April, 2017

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