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Shamans, Tea, Masks, and More: AAS-in-ASIA 2017 Concludes


Hosts from Ashoka University in New Delhi introduce next year’s AAS-in-ASIA conference at Sunday night’s reception.

AAS-in-ASIA 2017 heads into its final day with a full slate of activities on the schedule. Monday’s highlights:

The registration center and exhibition halls will both be open from 9:00am through 6:00pm.

There are four blocks of panel sessions today—two in the morning, two in the afternoon. Panel schedules are available in the printed conference program (distributed at registration) and online.

Our special roundtables conclude, with a discussion of “Korean Studies Past, Present, and Future: Moving Beyond Boundaries Towards Multi-Disciplinary, Transnational, and Alternative Approaches.”  The session will be held from 4:10 to 6:00pm in LG-POSCO Hall (Supex Hall, 4F).

Today also features two more opportunities for conference-goers to meet the AAS officers. At 11:10am, AAS Past President Laurel Kendall will discuss “Shamans, Popular Religion, Magic and Material Things: Thoughts on Researching and Publishing.” At 4:10pm, AAS Vice President Anne Feldhaus will hold a session on “Coming Ethnography and Philology in the Study of South Asia.” Both sessions will be held in Hyundai Motor Hall (B107, B1 Level).

The East Asian Tea Culture Research Institute will continue offering traditional Korean tea to AAS-in-ASIA participants in the Cuckoo Seminar Room (LG-POSCO Hall, 6F) between 1:00 and 5:00pm. 

Visit the Korea University Museum’s special exhibition room (Centennial Memorial Hall, 1st Floor & B1 Level) to view Magic, Art, Symbol, [K]reative: An Exhibition of World’s Mask Culture.”

Thank you to everyone who has come to AAS-in-ASIA 2017 and helped to make it such a success. We hope to see many of you again in the future—if not on tomorrow’s special tour excursions, then at next year’s AAS-in-ASIA conference at Ashoka University in New Delhi, India!

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