MEETINGS-IN-CONJUNCTION

Below is a list of the meetings-in-conjunction currently scheduled to take place in Toronto during the Annual Conference.  Meetings are scheduled to take place from Wednesday, March 15 through Saturday, March 18.  The meetings/events listed below can be sorted by Date or Event Title.  

Please note these events are listed as originally submitted by the organizer.  If you have additional questions regarding a meeting please contact the organizer of the group in question.  

The list will continue to update as new meetings/events are scheduled.


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Thursday, March 16 AAS All Council's Breakfast Churchill, 2nd Flr. 8:00am - 9:00am Closed meeting
Wednesday, March 15 AAS Board of Directors Meeting Pinnacle Room 8:00am - 5:00pm Closed meeting.
Thursday, March 16 AAS China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) meeting Club Boardroom, 43rd Flr. 9:00am - 5:30pm Closed meeting.
Thursday, March 16 AAS Council of Conferences (COC) meeting Rosedale, 4th Flr. 9:00am - 5:30pm Closed meeting.
Saturday, March 18 AAS Editorial Board Meeting Yorkville West, 4th Flr. 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Topics discussed in this meeting include possible future journal special sections, introduction of new editors, an annual EAA status report, and brainstorming about ways to identify organizations and individuals who are unaware of EAA.

Open to all conference attendees.

Thursday, March 16 AAS Graduate Student Reception Dominion Ballroom South, 2nd Flr. 9:30pm - 11:00pm

    Graduate Students join us Thursday night as AAS President, Laurel Kendall, welcomes you to the conference and announces the 2016 best graduate student paper prize winners.  Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be served. 

Open to Graduate Students only.

Friday, March 17 AAS Member Reception Grand Ballroom 7:30pm - 9:00pm

  Don't miss this opportunity to network with colleagues and fellow scholars while enjoying appetizers, drinks, and stimulating conversation. 

The AAS Member Reception is open to all conference attendees.

Thursday, March 16 AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) meeting Oak Boardroom, Mezzanine 9:00am - 5:30pm Closed meeting.
Thursday, March 16 AAS South Asia Council (SAC) Forest Hill, 4th Flr. 9:00am - 5:30pm Closed Meeting
Thursday, March 16 AAS Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) meeting Kensington, 4th Flr. 9:00am - 5:30pm Closed meeting.
Thursday, March 16 AATJ Spring Conference Various Rooms 8:30am - 5:00pm

Day-long schedule of 6 concurrent sessions; paper and panel presentations on Japanese literature, linguistics, language teaching, and related topics.

Hosted by American Association of Teachers of Japanese and open to AATJ members and others who register.

Saturday, March 18 Alliance of Scholar's Concerned About Koreaa (ASCK) Chestnut West, Mezzanine 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Friday, March 17 American Center for Mongolian Studies Provincial Ballroom South, 2nd Flr. 7:30pm - 9:30pm

ACMS membership meeting will begin promptly at 7:30pm, with reports from office directors, and a poster session, and a cultural program will immediately follow the membership meeting. Posters will be presented by researchers and administrators who do important work in Mongolia.

Open to the public

Saturday, March 18 American Institute of Indian Studies International Learning Davenport, 4th Flr. 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Thursday, March 16 American Institute of Indian Studies Delegates meeting Civic Ballroom South, 2nd Flr. 8:30am - 5:00pm Closed meeting
Wednesday, March 15 American Institute of Indian Studies Trustees Meeting Leaside, 4th Flr. 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday, March 17 Asian Institute-University of Toronto Reception Willow East, Mezzanine 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Join us to celebrate Asian Studies in Toronto. The Asian Institute at the University of Toronto is one of North America’s leading centres of Asian research and teaching, balancing regional specialization with transnational, global, and interdisciplinary conversations. Enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers - stay for a meeting of the minds.

Open to all conference attendees.

Saturday, March 18 Azalea Editorial Meeting Carleton, Mezzanine 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Saturday, March 18 Burma Studies Group Dufferin, 2nd Flr. 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, March 18 Cambria Sinophone Wold Series Reception Churchill, 2nd Flr. 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Please join us for the annual Cambria Sinophone World Series reception and meet our series editor Dr. Victor Mair (UPenn), editorial board members, and authors for a friendly exchange of ideas on trends in Asian studies. For more information, please see https://goo.gl/kgHYmM

Open to all conference attendees.

Friday, March 17 Cambridge History of Japan Davenport, 4th Flr. 8:00AM - 10:00am

Meeting for contributors to a new edition of the Cambridge History of Japan.

Closed event; Invitation only.

Wednesday, March 15 CEAL Committee on Chinese Materials Civic Ballroom North, 2nd Flr. 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday, March 15 CEAL Membership Committee Dufferin, 2nd Flr. 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, March 15 CEAL Small Collections Roundtable Simcoe, 2nd Flr. 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, March 17 Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Michigan Civic Ballroom North, 2nd Flr. 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday, March 17 China Christianity Studies Group Reception Norfolk, Mezzanine 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The China Christianity Studies Group (CCSG) is a group of scholars committed to the study of Sino-Christian and Sino-Mission history. Among our updates at this year's reception is a report on discoveries of Protestant and Catholic China missionary films from the Republican Era, and how to access these valuable resources.

Open to all conference attendees.

Wednesday, March 15 China Data Center - University of Michigan Chestnut West, Mezzanine 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday, March 16 China International Book Trading Corporation Civic Ballroom North, 2nd Flr. 8:30am - 10:00am

CIBTC was founded in December 1949 and is one of China's premier firms dealing in publications import and export. At present, CIBTC develops import-export businesses of cultural products including microfilms, E-publications, arts, etc. It takes innovation as its theme, takes revolution as its motivation, takes development as its target.

Open to all conference attendees.

Wednesday, March 15 China National Publication Import & Export (Group) Corporation Pine, Mezzanine 8:00am - 10:30am

“CNPIEC User Group Meeting 2017” will be held from 8:00am-10:00am on Wednesday (March 15, 2017) at Pine, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. You can get more information about the Chinese E-books, database and service provided by CNPIEC and CPG.

Thanks for your participation and welcome to our booth # 910.

Open to all conference attendees.

Thursday, March 16 Chinese Oral and Performing Literature (CHINOPERL) Conference Kent, 2nd Flr. 8:30am - 5:30pm https://chinoperl.osu.edu/conference
Saturday, March 18 Choonwon Cultural Exchange Center Reception Pinnacle Room, 43rd Floor 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The reception is held to celebrate the cultural exchange in the Far East through literature. We will honor the writers of early twentieth century. We will honor those who translated books into Korean, Japanese and Chinese.

Invitation and preregistration required.

Friday, March 17 Columbia University Reception Civic Ballroom South, 2nd Flr. 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday, March 15 CORMOSEA Simcoe, 2nd Flr. 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday, March 16 Council on East Asian Libraries Committee Programs Dominion Ballroom North, 2nd Flr. 8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday, March 15 Council on East Asian Libraries Executive Board Meeting I Dufferin, 2nd Flr. 8:00am - 10:00am
Thursday, March 16 Council on East Asian Libraries Executive Board Meeting II Davenport, 4th Flr. 8:00am - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 15 Council on East Asian Libraries Plenary Civic Ballroom 9:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday, March 18 Critical Asian Studies Annual Board Meeting Rosedale, 4th Flr. 1:00pm - 2:30pm

The Board of Directors of Critical Asian Studies invite all CAS editorial board members and those interested in the goals of CAS to its annual meeting. This takes places on Saturday, March 18, 1.00-2.30 pm in the Rosedale room.

Open to all conference attendees.

Saturday, March 18 Dept. of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto Reception Civic Ballroom South, 2nd Flr. 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday, March 17 Duke University Press Reception Pine East, Mezzanine 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Join Duke University Press for a reception to celebrate Archives of Asian Art.

Open to all conference attendees.

Thursday, March 16 Early Medieval China Group Davenport, 4th Flr. 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, March 18 Early Modern Japan Network Huron, 2nd Flr. 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, March 18 Education About Asia (EAA) Editorial Board Meeting Forest Hill, 4th Flr. 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Topics discussed in this meeting include possible future journal special sections, introduction of new editors, an annual EAA status report, and brainstorming about ways to identify organizations and individuals who are unaware of EAA.

Open to all conference attendees.

Friday, March 17 Harvard-Yenching Institute Reception Maple, Mezzanine 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, March 18 Holding Up Half the Sky Maple West, Mezzanine 1:00pm - 2:30pm

This group serves as a network and source of information for those interested in promoting gender equality in the profession, in teaching, research, publication, professional development, and leadership. The 2017 meeting features a forum discussion on effective policies to increase gender equality and diversity at all career stages in academia.

Open to all conference attendees

Thursday, March 16 Hoover Institution/East View Information Services Reception Churchill, 2nd Flr. 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Join the Hoover Institution and East View Information Services as we celebrate the launch of the Hoji Shinbun Digital Collection, the most comprehensive digital archive of Japanese-American newspapers accessible by open access. The reception is on Thursday, March 16, from 4pm-5:30pm at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Churchill Room.

Open to all conference attendees.

Saturday, March 18 International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) Reception Pine, Mezzanine 7:30pm - 9:30pm

This Nichibunken reception is open to all scholars and colleagues who have spent time at Nichibunken, and indeed to anyone with an interest in conducting research at Nichibunken in the future.

Alcoholic and other beverages and some snacks will be provided.
Wednesday, March 15 Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies Executive Committee Meeting Kensington, 4th Flr. 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday, March 16 Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies Governing Board Norfolk, Mezzanine 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday, March 16 Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (IUP) Board Meeting Peel, Mezzanine 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Friday, March 17 ITLSC & AIFIS Joint Reception Pine West, Mezzanine 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, March 18 ITLSC and AIFIS Joint Business Meeting Simcoe, 2nd Flr. 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Friday, March 17 Japan Foundation Reception Provincial Ballroom North, 2nd Flr. 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The Japan Foundation’s annual reception at AAS provides an opportunity to build a broader network among Japan specialists. We would be delighted if you would join us and our friends for conversation, food, and drinks.

Open to all conference attendees.

Saturday, March 18 Japan Political Studies Group Dufferin, 2nd Flr. 1:00pm - 2:30pm We gather at every meeting of AAS and APSA to discuss issues relating to politics in Japan. At this year's AAS we will have a panel discussion about local politics in Japan. All are welcome (no need to be a political scientist or a formal member of our group).
Saturday, March 18 Japan Sociologists Network Reception Oxford, Mezzanine 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday, March 17 Japanese Company Histories (Shashi) Interest Group Oxford, Mezzanine 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, March 18 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Reception Chestnut, Mezzanine 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday, March 16 JAS Editorial Board Meeting Oxford, Mezzanine 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Thursday, March 16 JAS Social (Media) Hour Oxford, Mezzanine 9:45pm - 11:00pm
Friday, March 17 Journal of Contemporary China Reception Willow Centre, Mezzanine 7:30pm - 9:30pm

All AAS attendees are cordially invited to an open reception celebrating the Journal of Contemporary China's 25th anniversary. Founded by Professor Suisheng Zhao in 1992, the Journal of Contemporary China has constantly ranked among the top China and area studies journals in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).

Open to all conference attendees.

Thursday, March 16 Korean Collections Consortium of North America Yorkville West, 4th Flr. 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Saturday, March 18 Manchu Studies Studies Group Huron, 2nd Flr. 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Saturday, March 18 New York Conference on Asian Studies Executive Board Oak Boardroom, Mezzanine 7:00am - 8:00am
Saturday, March 18 New York Southeast Asia Network Kenora, 2nd Flr. 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Friday, March 17 Philippines Studies Group Peel, Mezzanine 7:30pm - 9:30pm

This is the annual meeting of the Philippine Studies Group of the AAS. We try to foster connections amongst those studying the Philippines, and share information about resources and opportunities for research and presenting research. New attendees including grad students are very welcome and formal membership not required.

Open to all conference attendees.

Saturday, March 18 Princeton East Asian Studies Dept. and Program Reception Civic Ballroom North, 2nd Flr. 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, March 18 Review on Religion and Chinese Society Kensington, 4th Flr. 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Thursday, March 16 Robert J. Smith Memorial Mackenzie, 2nd Flr. 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday, March 17 SAMP Open Archives Initiative Peel, Mezzanine 8:00am - 10:00am

The SAMP Open Archives initiative creates and maintains a collection of open access materials for the study of South Asia. This major collaborative initiative is aimed at addressing the current scarcity of digital resources pertinent to South Asian studies and at making collections more widely accessible to researchers. http://www.crl.edu/samp-open-archives-initiative

Closed Event; Invitation only

Friday, March 17 Schwarzman Scholars Information Session (Events) Dufferin, 2nd Flr. 7:00am - 9:00am

This event is open to all AAS members at the conference. It is an information session about the new Schwarzman Scholars program, a masters in global affairs at Tsinghua University launched in 2016. We are recruiting faculty to teach in the college on global affairs with a focus on China.

Open to all conference attendees.

Friday, March 17 Society for Ming Studies Davenport, 4th Flr. 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, March 18 Society for Queer Asian Studies (SQAS) General Meeting Kent, 2nd Flr. 1:00pm - 2:30pm

At, this, our second formal meeting, we will celebrate having sponsored panels at both the 2016 AAS-in-Asia meeting in Kyoto last summer and at the current AAS general meeting in Toronto and discuss how we might move forward to promote queer Asian studies within and beyond AAS.

Open to all conference attendees

Saturday, March 18 Society for Song, Yuan, and Conquest Dynasty Studies Provincial Ballroom South, 2nd Flr. 1:00pm - 2:30pm

This event constitutes the annual business meeting of the Society for Song, Yuan, and Conquest Dynasty Studies, which welcomes all persons interested in the study of Chinese, Jurchen, Kitan, Tangut, and Mongol history, society, and culture from the founding of the Song dynasty to the end of the Yuan dynasty.

Open to all conference attendees

Thursday, March 16 Society for the Study of Early China Conference Leaside, 4th Flr. 8:30am - 5:30pm

The 5th Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Early China (earlychina.org) gathers scholars whose work treats China up to the end of the Han dynasty. Research presentations take a variety of approaches, including history, literature, archaeology, and paleography.

Open to the public and free of charge.

Friday, March 17 South Asia Materials Project (SAMP) Kensington, 4th Flr. 7:30pm - 9:30pm

SAMP member libraries fund projects and the acquisition of rare research materials for the study of South Asia through an annual membership fee. Representatives of member institutions meet annually to discuss current and future projects and set priorities for additional acquisitions. http://www.crl.edu/programs/samp

Open to all conference attendees

Thursday, March 16 Southeast Asia Council Pre-Conference Workshop Willow East, Mezzanine 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, March 15 Southeast Asia Materials Project (SEAM) Norfolk, Mezzanine 6:30pm - 8:30pm SEAM member libraries fund projects and the acquisition of research materials for the study of Southeast Asia through an annual membership fee. Representatives of member institutions meet annually to discuss current and future projects and set priorities for additional acquisitions. http://www.crl.edu/programs/seam 

Open to all conference attendees.

Thursday, March 16 Southeast Asia Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) Board Meeting Carleton, Mezzanine 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday, March 16 Southeast Asia Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) Fellowship Committee Carleton, Mezzanine 11:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday, March 18 T'ang Studies Society Willow East, Mezzanine 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday, March 17 Thailand Laos Cambodia Studies Group Board Meeting York, Mezzanine 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The meeting features a special lecture by Dr. John A. Marston on Cambodian monks in India, followed by discussion. Then follows pertinent business, announcements of interest to the group's members, and elections to renew the composition of the TLC Board.

Open to all conference attendees.

Friday, March 17 The Korea Foundation/Centre for the Study of Korea, University of Toronto Reception Birchwood Ballroom, Mezzanine 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, March 18 The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation Reception Maple West, Mezzanine 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, March 18 Theravada Studies Group Churchill, 2nd Flr. 1:00pm - 2:30pm

The TSG provides an academic forum on the study of Theravada Buddhist traditions through comparative and scholarly exchanges among academics who work on aspects of Theravada Buddhism in Asia and globally though pilgrimage and diaspora networks. We meet annually in conjunction with the AAS. Membership is free, all are welcome.

 

Thursday, March 16 Timor-Leste Studies Workshop Willow Centre, Mezzanine 8:30am - 5:30pm

SEAC and ITLSC are very pleased to announce this year’s pre-conference workshop on current developments in Timor-Leste studies, launching a two-year initiative directed to raising the profile of TL studies in North America. The day’s events will include panel and roundtable discussions as well as photographic and musical exhibits.

Open to all conference attendees.

Saturday, March 18 Twentieth-Century China Editorial Board Meeting Leaside, 4th Flr. 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Saturday, March 18 UC Berkeley Reception Provincial Ballroom, 2nd Floor 9:30pm - 12:00am
Friday, March 17 University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies Reception Chestnut East, Mezzanine 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies are invited to attend its reception at the 2017 Association for Asian Studies Meeting in Toronto. Come join us for refreshments as you mingle with old and new colleagues and friends!

Open to all conference attendees.

Friday, March 17 University of Hawai'i at Manoa Reception Chestnut West, Mezzanine 7:30pm - 9:30pm

A reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and to announce the new SPAS book series with University of Hawaiʻi Press: "Asia-Pacific Flows."

Open to all conference attendees.

Friday, March 17 University of Washinton Reception Pinnacle Room, 43rd Floor 7:00am - 9:00am
Saturday, March 18 Vietnam Studies Group Simcoe, 2nd Flr. 7:30pm - 9:30pm Open to all those interested in Vietnam Studies! At this meeting we will announce the Graduate Student Paper Prize, the Travel Award, and discuss administrative matters in the field, including reports from recent Vietnam-related conferences and research related activities.
Friday, March 17 York Centre for Asian Research Reception City Hall, 2nd Flr. 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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