Academic journal article Southeast Review of Asian Studies

Welcome from the SEC/AAS President

Academic journal article Southeast Review of Asian Studies

Welcome from the SEC/AAS President

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I welcome you to the thirtieth volume of the Southeast Review of Asian Studies (SERAS). In its original manifestation as the Annals of the Southeast Conference, the journal recorded the proceedings of a small regional conference and served as a publication venue for a few selected papers and abstracts. As current president of the SEC/AAS--and as a former SERAS editor, I am very pleased to note that, over the past three decades, our association's journal has continued its original intent and expanded its content to become a well-respected refereed journal with a readership of national proportions.

One significant element in this improvement has been the continuation and expansion of our tradition of eclecticism in our content. For example, scholarship in this volume represents a number of academic special ties and touches on many nations and regions of Asia; and, in many pieces, Asia is connected with the West. Other recent improvements to SERAS content, introduced under Daniel Metraux's editorship (Vols. 26-28), are book reviews and scholarly notes on a variety of Asia-related topics.

The editorial process itself has also been upgraded in several ways, most notably by the introduction of an Editorial Advisory Board of scholars from first-rank institutions within the Southeast United States. …

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