Conference Panel Support

Call for Applications:


Sponsorship of Panels at the 2023 Meeting of the AAS


The Early Medieval China Group (EMCG) is happy to announce that it will sponsor one or more panels on topics related to the study of early medieval China that have been accepted at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, either for the virtual conference on February 17–18, 2023, or for the in-person conference in Boston on March 16–19, 2023. The subventions are intended to defray some of the costs of presenting research at the AAS Annual Meeting, including travel and registration expenses. Funding levels are determined during the review process.


Proposed panels may extend beyond early medieval China (ca. 2nd–6th c. CE) to include the Han and/or Tang dynasties. All participants in the panel should be or become members of the Early Medieval China Group. Membership also includes a subscription to our annual journal

Early Medieval China. If you would like to become a member, please go to our website at and follow the link to the membership page.


Scholars and graduate students at any stage of their careers are eligible. Officers and board members of the Early Medieval China Group are eligible to participate in applications for panel sponsorships but are recused from the selection process and not eligible for subventions. 


Your application should include the following information: title of your accepted panel; names of all panelists; panel abstract and individual abstracts; brief CVs of participants; notification of acceptance from the AAS; statement describing what funding support the applicants expect to receive from other sources, including from their institutions.


Please send your application as a single PDF file to by January 2, 2023. Submissions will be reviewed by the Group’s board members. We will notify successful applicants by January 23rd.


Antje Richter

University of Colorado, Boulder

President of the Early Medieval China Group