54th Annual Meeting
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
January 16-18, 2015

April 16, 2014

Dear Colleagues and Members of SEC/AAS:

I am delighted to announce that the 54th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference for Asian Studies will take place January 16-18, 2015 at University of Virginia. All information about the conference can be found online at http://www.uky.edu/Centers/Asia/SECAAS/

Our meeting’s success comes from vibrant presentations that reflect the diversity of our research and teaching on Asia. I invite you to participate in the 2015 planning by submitting a proposal for an individual presentation or a full panel of papers. Proposals must be submitted no later than October 31, 2014. Please use the submission form available on the conference website (“Call for Papers”) and email, fax or post to our 2015 Program Chair, Dr. Xiaoyuan Liu. Direct any questions about conference logistics to Dr. Charles A. Laughlin, our 2015 Local Arrangements Chair. Refer to the website for information on the conference registration fee, conference hotel, transportation, program, and related events.

Xiaoyuan Liu, SEC/AAS 2015 Program Chair
Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Nau Hall-South Lawn, Charlottesville, VA 22904
Phone: (434) 924-6968
Email for proposals:

Charles A. Laughlin, SEC/AAS 2015 Program Chair
Dept. of East Asian Languages, Literature, & Cultures (DEALLC)
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904
(434) 924-8950

SEC/AAS dues are $20 ($10 for students); conference participants must be dues-paying members. Please find the membership form on our website (“Membership Information”). Send SEC/AAS dues to: Charlotte Beahan, Dept. of History, 6b Faculty Hall, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071-3341. All SEC/AAS members receive a copy of the SEC/AAS peer-reviewed journal Southeast Review of Asian Studies (SERAS).

At the 2015 UVA meeting, Professor Michel Hockx, the Director of the China Institute at SOAS and a professor of Chinese literature, will deliver the keynote speech on the internet and contemporary Chinese culture at the early evening of Saturday January 17.

Three grants in the amount of $200 are available for graduate students presenting papers. Those who wish consideration 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 UVA for the SEC/AAS 2015 meeting.

Li-ling Hsiao, President SEC/AAS 2015