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The Carolina Asia Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies welcome proposals for the 60th annual meeting of SEC-AAS, which will be held virtually on January 15-17, 2021.

The program committee welcomes proposals for individual or panel presentations and round tables. The virtual format provides new possibilities for creative panel formats and the deployment of asynchronous conversations alongside real-time discussions, so you are encouraged to consider innovative structures in your proposals. There is no conference theme, but all presentations should be on topics in Asian Studies.

Each panel will be 90 minutes long and will include some interaction between the presenters and other digital participants. The program committee is prepared to group individual papers into appropriate panels and provide moderators or commentators, but they will rely on the abstract and keywords provided on this form. Given time constraints, the program committee has agreed that no more than three traditional papers may be presented in one panel, but panels hoping to include more than three interlocutors can consider creative formats that move beyond formal presentations in succession.

Proposals should be submitted no later than Friday, October 30, 2020. They will be reviewed by a program committee convened by co-chairs Professors Ji-Yeon Jo and Morgan Pitelka.

Please direct any questions about conference logistics to arrangements chair Dr. Kevin Fogg.


Proposal Submission