58th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies

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Contact person: Han Li

Rhodes will serve as the host institution for the 58th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (SEC-AAS).  The conference features 25 interdisciplinary paper panel sessions, a special exhibition on the history of Chinese Americans, a keynote lecture (titled: “Folktales and the Politics of Humor: The Case of the Vessantara Jataka in Thailand”) and a Saturday evening film screening of Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (an award winning 2016 documentary directed by Steve James about a Chinatown, New York bank that was the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis). 
 
The conference runs next Friday through Sunday (Jan. 18-20) and all proceedings will be held at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center on the University of Memphis campus.