A dynamic organization devoted to library services for the East Asian studies communities in North America since 1958.

Join CEAL | Renew Membership

Joining CEAL is a 2-step process:

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

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: Keiko Hill
    CEAL Treasurer, 2021-2024
    Tateuchi East Asia Library
    322 Gowen Hall
    University of Washington
    Box 353527
    Seattle, WA 98195-3527 USA

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 starting from December 2020 at the AAS membership portal.

  • Click on the “Purchases” tab under your name.
  • Look for the most recent item with the total amount of either $31.50 or $30.  You will see a date under the “Created On” field which is your last payment date.
  • Click on the “View” button next to the item and you should see “Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL)” in the item description.

If you have any questions, please send an email to CEAL Treasurer, Keiko Hill (khill5@uw.edu).