56th Annual Meeting
University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS
January 13-15, 2017


Department of History
219 Mitchell Hall
Memphis, Tennessee 38152-3370
Office: 901.678.2515
Fax: 901.678.2720


April 25, 2016

Dear Colleagues:

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.

The program 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 Noell Wilson.

Program Chair

Joshua Howard
313 Bishop Hall
, University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677-1848 
(662) 915-5749


Local Arrangements Chair

Noell Wilson
Bishop 311, University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677-1848
(662) 915-6977


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!

Catherine Phipps
President SEC/AAS 2017

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