Year 2017 Meeting Info
April 25, 2016
I am pleased to announce that the 56th annual meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies will be held January 13–15, 2017 at the University of Mississippi. Our local coordinators are arranging some very exciting events. All conference information will be posted online at http://www.uky.edu/Centers/Asia/SECAAS/ as it becomes available.
committee welcomes proposals for individual or panel
presentations. Proposals must be submitted no
later than October 31, 2016. You must complete
the submission form that is available on the SEC/AAS
website (see “Call for Papers”) and email or post the
form to our 2016 program chair Professor Joshua
Howard. Please direct any questions about conference
logistics to our local arrangements chair Professor
Conference participants must be dues-paying members. SEC/AAS dues are $20 ($10 for students). The membership application form is available on the SEC/AAS website under “Membership Information.” Please submit this form with the correct dues to Professor Li-ling Hsiao, Department of Asian Studies, New West 113, CB#3267, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. All members will receive a copy of the Southeast Review of Asian Studies (SERAS), the SEC/AAS’s peer-reviewed journal.
Three $200 travel awards are available to graduate students. Those who wish to be considered for these awards should note this on their paper proposals. Preference will be given to students in the Southeast region who must travel more than two hundred miles to attend.
During the conference, the University of Mississippi Museum will be hosting the photography exhibition Dunhuang through the Lens of James and Lucy Lo on loan from the P.Y and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, Princeton University. The photos of the Mogao Caves in northwest China were taken in 1943-44 by James and Lucy Lo using natural light and producing an unparalleled set of black-and-white negatives, remarkable for their documentary value and artistic quality.
Saturday’s agenda will also include tours of Nobel prize winning author William Faulkner’s family home, Rowan Oak, which features memorabilia from his 1955 visit to Japan.
I look forward to seeing you at the 2017 meeting in Oxford, Mississippi!
President SEC/AAS 2017
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