Join CEAL | Renew Membership

According to article III. A. of the  CEAL Bylaws, a CEAL member is “…an Association for Asian Studies member who pays CEAL membership dues.” Therefore, to be a CEAL member, you must:

  • … be a current member of AAS (Current AAS members may login at the AAS membership portal)
  • … be current in your annual $30 CEAL membership dues

Only CEAL members are eligible to vote on CEAL issues, run for elected offices, or be nominated for appointed positions.

Membership dues are non-refundable and payable on a single-year basis. New applications are accepted year-round. Renewals are accepted in April-December (Recommended deadline is 11/30).

How to check your current CEAL membership status

You can check your CEAL membership payment history at the AAS membership portal.

  • Click on “Edit Profile”.
  • Scroll down to “Recent Orders” at your User Account page.
  • Look for the most recent item with the total amount in either $31.50 or $30.  You will see a date under “Order Date” field which is your last payment date.
  • Click on the arrow icon prior to the item and you should see “Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL)” under “Description” field.

If you have any questions, please send an email to CEAL Treasurer, Tomoko Bialock (

Joining CEAL is a 2-step process:

1) Join/Renew AAS

  • Before submitting the CEAL membership application form, please join or renew your membership via the AAS membership portal.
  • Please make a note of your AAS member number, as you need to put this number on the application form and your check. This is very important. If you are not a valid AAS member, your CEAL membership application WILL NOT be processed.

2) Submit the CEAL Membership Application Form and Dues

Online Credit Card Payment

By Mail

  • Fill out the CEAL Membership Application Form for new members / CEAL Membership Renewal Form for renewals.
  • Write a check or money order for thirty dollars ($30), payable to “The Association for Asian Studies Inc.” Please write your AAS membership number on the upper right corner of the check.
  • Mail your check to: Tomoko Bialock
    CEAL Treasurer, 2018-2021
    Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Box 951575, 21617 YRL Bldg
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575