Announcing the 17th Southeast Early China Roundtable

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that Western Kentucky University will host the 17th annual Southeast Early China Roundtable (SEECR) on November 1-3, 2013.  In accordance with SEECR tradition, lodging and meals will be provided to presenters. WKU has in recent years made a number of faculty appointments for scholars of China in a variety of departments, thereby creating what we hope will be a good environment for the training of a new generation of global-minded scholars with an eye on China.

Scott Cook of Grinnell College will deliver the keynote address for the conference. His book on the Guodian texts is scheduled to be published this year.

We welcome papers on pre-Song China from a variety of disciplinary  perspectives, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, history, literature,  philosophy, and religious studies. Please send abstracts of individual papers (250 words) to He Jianjun ( and Paul Fischer ( by August 1, 2013.  Early submissions of proposals are especially welcome.

We hope that you will be able to join us for an enjoyable weekend in Bowling Green this fall.

All the best,

Jianjun and Paul


He Jianjun, Faculty in the Chinese Flagship Program, WKU

Paul Fischer, Faculty in the Philosophy & Religion Department, WKU

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