• Society for Song, Yuan, and Conquest Dynasties Studies

    Welcome to the Society for Song, Yuan, and Conquest Dynasties 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 Dynasties 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.

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    Society for Song, Yuan, and Conquest Dynasties Studies Panel Support Award, AAS 2021

    The Society for Song, Yuan, and Conquest Dynasties Studies will again offer sponsorship for two panels in our research timeframe for the 2021 AAS annual conference. The selected panels will receive official recognition by the Society on the conference program and on our Society website as well as a small grant of $200/person to offset the costs of participation for up to six (6) participants (typically four panelists, discussant, and panel chair).

    Additionally, organizers of award-winning panels are encouraged to request a supplement of up-to $500/panel to support travel costs/technological upgrades for video conferencing for panelists. The supplemental funds will be awarded according to demonstrated need, with a preference for emerging scholars.

    If you would like to apply for SSYCDS sponsorship for your panel, please send your cv, panel proposal, individual paper abstracts, and the names and contact information of panel participants to the SSYCDS Secretary (Leah Ya Zuo leahyzuo@gmail.com) by November 23, 2020.

    Please note that panelists must be members of the Society to receive support. Although participants are not required to be members at the time of application, all sponsored panel participants are required to pay membership dues for 2021 prior to January 31, 2021. For more information about membership and SSYCDS, please see our website: https://www.songyuan.org/membership.html.