An Olympics Roundtable, Meet the AAS Officers, and the Conference Reception: Day 2 of AAS-in-ASIA 2017

Rain is in the forecast for Seoul today, but we have plenty of AAS-in-ASIA activities to brighten your Sunday nevertheless. Highlights of the schedule:

The registration center and exhibition halls will both be open from 9:00am through 6:00pm.

There are four blocks of panel sessions today—two in the morning, two in the afternoon. Panel schedules are available in the printed conference program (distributed at registration), online, and in the conference app (instructions for app access were emailed to all registered conference attendees).

Our special roundtables continue, with sessions on “Globalizing Japanese Studies beyond Borders and Boundaries” (11:10am-1:00pm) and “The Coming East Asian Olympic Games: What PyeongChang 2018, Tokyo 2020, and Beijing/Zhangjiakou 2022 Tell Us about East Asia’s Place in the World” (2:00-3:50pm). Both roundtables will be held in LG-POSCO Hall (Supex Hall, 4F).

Today also features two sessions that offer conference-goers the opportunity to meet the AAS officers. At 11:10am, AAS President Katherine Bowie will discuss “Conducting Research in Southeast Asia: From Participant Observation and Interviews to Oral Histories and Archival Materials.” At 4:10pm, join Journal of Asian Studies editor Jeffrey Wasserstrom for tips on “How to Publish in the Journal of Asian Studies.” Both sessions will be held in Hyundai Motor Hall (B107, B1 Level).

The East Asian Tea Culture Research Institute will continue offering traditional Korean tea to AAS-in-ASIA participants in the Cuckoo Seminar Room (LG-POSCO Hall, 6F) between 1:00 and 5:00pm. Come to the room at 2:00pm today for a special lecture by Professor Park Dongchoon, director of the institute, who will speak on “History and Characteristics of Korean Tea Culture.”

A special screening of the film Plan ‘W’ (White) followed by Q&A with director Chang Choonsok will be held at KU Cinema Trap in the Media Hall from 4:00 to 6:00pm.

Visit the Korea University Museum’s special exhibition room (Centennial Memorial Hall, 1st Floor & B1 Level) to view Magic, Art, Symbol, [K]reative: An Exhibition of World’s Mask Culture.”

At 7:00pm, please join us at the LOTTE Hotel Seoul (Crystal Ballroom, 2F) for the AAS-in-ASIA 2017 conference reception.

Don’t forget your umbrella—and don’t forget to follow the conference hashtag #AASASIA17 on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the day!