We are pleased to announce that the University of Tennessee, Knoxville will host the 19th annual Southeast Early China Roundtable (SEECR), 30 October – 1 November 2015.
We welcome proposals for presentations dealing pre-Song China from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, history, literature, philosophy, and religious studies. Please send a short abstract (250 words) of your proposed presentation and full institutional contact information to <SEECR2015@utk.edu> by 1 August 2015. Early submissions are welcome.
Erica Brindley (Pennsylvania State University) will begin the conference with a keynote address entitled “Civilizing the South in Han Times: Emerging Concepts and Practices of Jiao Hua among the Man-yi” at 6 p.m. on Friday, 30 October 2015. Panels will take place all day Saturday and Sunday morning in the UTK International House. In accordance with SEECR tradition, UTK will provide lodging and meals for presenters.
UTK has made a number of faculty appointments for scholars of China in several departments in the last few years, and the library has made important new acquisitions, including the Siku quanshu. We look forward to showing you around.
All the best,