Association for Asian Studies Western Conference
Dear Asia Studies colleagues in the Association for Asian Studies Western Conference (WCAAS) and friends,
We’ve had a robust response to our call for papers for the October WCAAS Conference at Arizona State University and will be hosting more than twenty panels on East, South, and Southeast Asia on Friday and . Past AAS President Thongchai Winichakul and eminent Thai historian will be giving the keynote address, and there are several special events including a Thursday night, October 2, welcome reception; an annotated screening of Joshua Oppenheimer’s Act of Killing;a gala reception at the Phoenix Art Museum featuring a lecture by Leedom Lefforts on the museum’s new Vesantara Jatakascroll; and, on Saturday afternoon, a curated tour of the excellent Asia collection at Phoenix’s new Musical Instrument Museum (MIM).
Let me share with you the registration site for the conference. www.regonline.com/
2014WCAASConference This site has information on the conference hotel, the Marriott Courtyard Tempe, and on conference events.
Regional conferences like this one offer an opportunity for relaxed collegial camaraderie that larger conferences often do not. Please join us in Tempe, Arizona!
Chair, WCAAS 2104