55th Annual Meeting
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA
January 15-17, 2016

August 8, 2015


Dear Colleagues:

Please mark your calendars! The 55th annual meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies will be held January 15–17, 2016, at James Madison University. Information can be found online at http://www.uky.edu/Centers/Asia/SECAAS/.

I invite you to propose an individual paper presentation or a full panel of papers. Proposals must be submitted by October 31, 2015. Please complete the submission form available on the SEC/AAS website (see “Call for Papers”) and email or post the form to our 2016 program chair Professor Michael Seth. Please direct any questions about conference logistics to our local arrangement chair Professor Yongguang Hu. Their contact information is:

Michael Seth, James Madison University, Cleveland Hall, Room 305, 58 Bluestone Drive, MSC 2001, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. 540-568-7801. sethmj@jmu.edu.

Yongguang Hu, James Madison University, Cleveland Hall, Room 304, 58 Bluestone Drive, MSC 2001, Harrisonburg, VA 22807. 540-568-3607. hu2yx@jmu.edu.

Please refer to this website for information concerning registration fee, accommodation, transportation, program, and conference events.

Conference participants must be dues-paying members of the SEC/AAS. Dues are $20 for professionals and $10 for students. Please complete the membership application form on the SEC/AAS website (“Membership Information”) and submit this form with the correct dues to Charlotte Beahan, Department of History, 6b Faculty Hall, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071-3341. All SEC/AAS members will receive a copy of the Southeast Review of Asian Studies (SERAS), the SEC/AAS’s peer-reviewed journal.

Three $200 grants are available to graduate students presenting papers. Those who wish to apply for these grants 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.

I look forward to seeing you at James Madison!

Dr. David Ross, UNC–Chapel Hill
President, SEC/AAS