• Society for Song, Yuan, and Conquest Dynasty Studies

    Welcome to the Society for Song, Yuan, and Conquest Dynasty Studies (SSYCDS) website. The Society is an international, scholarly, non-political, and nonprofit professional association of all persons interested in the study of Chinese, Jurchen, Khitan, Tangut, and Mongol history. Incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in 2011, the SSYCDS has been granted federal 501(c)3 nonprofit status.

    Our Mission

    The mission of the Society for Song, Yuan, and Conquest Dynasty Studies is to create a dynamic resource for university professors, graduate students, and independent scholars interested in the cultures of China from the tenth century and the founding of the Song and Liao dynasties to the end of the Yuan dynasty in the fourteenth century.


    SSYCDS Response to COVID-19

    As we all adjust to different living and working conditions in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, SSYCDS has partnered with Project Muse to make JSYS available *free of charge* through June 30. Just search for the “Journal of Song-Yuan Studies” on their website: muse.jhu.edu. We hope you take some time to enjoy our digital offerings.

    New Website!

    Welcome to our new website! The Society of Song, Yuan, and Conquest Dynasty Studies would like to express our deep appreciation for the dedication of Professor Li-Ying Bao, Mr. Joe Grosskruetz, and Ms. Foong Min Wong at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in redesigning our site during the summer and fall of 2018. Their tireless efforts were supported by a grant from UW-EC, for which we are also grateful. Reiko Shinno, then SSYCDS Secretary, worked closely with the design team throughout and is happy to receive suggestions for improvements. Images of artworks on the site are credited at the bottom of each page, and include links to source information where available.