I didn’t get to any China-specific panels at the AAS, but the good folks at China Beat have a few panel summaries worth taking a look at. You can find some more at Twitter, but not much. Aside from the primitive facilities — it was $600 to get internet service for a panel presentation, we were told; it was $13/day for hotel room internet, and there wasn’t any wireless in the hotel or convention center — we just don’t have a critical mass of tweeting Asianists yet. Just a couple that I’ve found. I did have a good time meeting Javier Cha, though, the first time I’ve met with someone I met on Twitter!
I’ve been reading the news to come out of the AAS with great interest, and it sounds like some interesting discussions were had. However, I had to laugh at the Guanxi Master blog’s take of Samuel Liang’s China Beat report. Not sure who Frank Reichart is, but he had some very insightful responses! Good reading at http://www.guanximaster.com/international-relations/417/orientalism-or-asianism/