The Southeast Regional Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (SEC/AAS) is a non-political, non-profit scholarly organization dedicated to promoting the study of Asia in the southeastern region of the United States. To that end, the SEC/AAS holds an annual three-day meeting featuring scholarly panels, teacher workshops, and book exhibits; sponsors undergraduate and graduate student paper prize competitions; annually publishes the Southeast Review of Asian Studies to highlight the scholarly activities of Asianists in the Southeast; and publishes occasional papers.



Membership in SEC/AAS is open to all individuals and institutions interested in Asia. Regular members are entitled to participate in SEC-AAS activities, to receive the Southeast Review of Asian Studies, and to receive all mailings about the annual conference and other conference-related matters. Please note that membership is required of all conference participants.

Individual dues are $20/year, or $10/year for students and pre-college teachers (without the journal).

If you are interested in joining the SEC-AAS, please fill out a membership application.

If you are interested in learning more about the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), please visit its website through this link.

*The southeast region includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC.


Annual Meeting

The 59th annual meeting will take place at New College of Florida from January 17-19, 2020. SEC-AAS has held an annual three-day conference featuring scholarly panels and teacher workshops since 1962.

The SEC-AAS meeting is a vibrant gathering of a wide range of scholars, from graduate students to senior professors and independent researchers. Attendees present on a wide range of topics related to the study of Asia, including but not limited to literary and cultural studies, history, politics, anthropology, the arts, economy, and sociology.  Participants in the SEC-AAS annual meeting have the opportunity to share their work with an engaged group of colleagues and start conversations that continue long after the meeting is over.

See the Annual Meeting page for more details.