Welcome to AAS-in-ASIA 2017!

Welcome to Day 1 of AAS-in-ASIA 2017! We hope that everyone had a smooth trip to Seoul and we look forward to a productive conference. 

Today’s highlights:

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

There are two blocks of panel sessions today; the first is 10:00-11:50am, the second 4:10-6:00pm. Panel schedules are available online, as well as in the conference app (instructions for app access were emailed to all registered conference attendees earlier this week).

At 1:00pm, all conference participants are invited to convene in the Inchon Memorial Hall for the AAS-in-ASIA 2017 Opening Ceremony. This will include welcome remarks from conference organizers, followed by Professor Wen-hsin Yeh’s keynote speech, “Ships, Savages, and States: Rethinking the China Coast in the 19th Century.” The Opening Ceremony will conclude with a performance by the Ewha Korean Music Orchestra, which blends traditional Korean music with Western and contemporary works. 

The first of four special roundtables will take place during the afternoon panel session slot and features eight leading scholars speaking on the topic of “Towards an Asian Community.”

Between 1:00 and 5:00pm, stop by the Cuckoo Seminar Room (LG-POSCO Hall, 6F) for a restorative cup of Dongchoon Tea, courtesy of the East Asian Tea Culture Research Institute.

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.”

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