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July 2017 AAS Member News & Notes

The Call for Proposals for our 2018 conference in Washington, D.C. is now open! Submit your proposal by Tuesday, August 8 at 5:00pm Eastern time. *** We’re still seeking your summer “vacation” photos. Submit a snapshot of your summer activities and you could win free books from the AAS Publications Shop! *** Congratulations to AAS Member Kai Ostwald (University of British Columbia) and Steven Oliver (Yale-NUS College), who received the Best Paper Award from the American Political Science Association-Southeast Asia Politics Group. They were recognized for their work on “Explaining Elections in Singapore: Party Credibility and Valence Politics.” *** The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies has announced its 2017 grant awards. Congratulations to the following AAS Members who have received funding for their projects. Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies Susanne Ryuyin Kerekes (University of Pennsylvania), “Wat Arun and the Material Cult ...

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AAS 2018 Call for Proposals Is Open—Now Powered by CadmiumCD

The AAS is now accepting proposal submissions for our 2018 annual conference, which will be held March 22-25 in Washington, D.C. The deadline for all submissions is 5:00pm Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. There are no exceptions to this deadline. We welcome proposals for organized panels (especially those with innovative formats), individual papers, roundtables, and workshops. Please see the complete Call for Proposals for information about preparing your submission. When submitting a proposal online, those who have previously applied to an AAS conference might notice that things look very different this year. Over the past 5 months, the AAS has completed a search for a new proposal/abstract management system in an effort to address requests made in recent years by proposal submitters, reviewers, end users, and AAS-in-ASIA administrators for a more user-friendly and intuitive system. After trying out a number of the options available, we have selected the award-winning event management pl ...

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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 Religio ...

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An Olympics Roundtable, Meet the AAS Officers, and the Conference Reception: Day 2 of AAS-in-ASIA 2017

Rain is in the forecast for Seoul today, but we have plenty of AAS-in-ASIA activities to brighten your Sunday nevertheless. Highlights of the schedule: 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), online, and in the conference app (instructions for app access were emailed to all registered conference attendees). Our special roundtables continue, with sessions on “Globalizing Japanese Studies beyond Borders and Boundaries” (11:10am-1:00pm) and “The Coming East Asian Olympic Games: What PyeongChang 2018, Tokyo 2020, and Beijing/Zhangjiakou 2022 Tell Us about East Asia’s Place in the World” (2:00-3:50pm). Both roundtables will be held in LG-POSCO Hall (Supex Hall, 4F). Today also features two sessions that offer conference-goers the opportunity ...

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Welcome to AAS-in-ASIA 2017!

Welcome to Day 1 of AAS-in-ASIA 2017! We hope that everyone had a smooth trip to Seoul and we look forward to a productive conference.  Today’s highlights: The registration center and exhibition halls will both be open from 9:00am through 6:00pm. There are two blocks of panel sessions today; the first is 10:00-11:50am, the second 4:10-6:00pm. Panel schedules are available online, as well as in the conference app (instructions for app access were emailed to all registered conference attendees earlier this week). At 1:00pm, all conference participants are invited to convene in the Inchon Memorial Hall for the AAS-in-ASIA 2017 Opening Ceremony. This will include welcome remarks from conference organizers, followed by Professor Wen-hsin Yeh’s keynote speech, “Ships, Savages, and States: Rethinking the China Coast in the 19th Century.” The Opening Ceremony will conclude with a performance by the Ewha Korean Music Orchestra, which blends traditional Korean music with Western and ...

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