• 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.


    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, 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.

    SSYCDS Panel Support, AAS 2020

    Date and Location: March 19-22, 2020, in Boston

    Dear Colleagues,
    The AAS will soon open the Call for Proposals submission site for the upcoming Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference to be held from March 19-22, 2020, in Boston. Given the continued success of our panel submissions, the Society for Song, Yuan, and Conquest Dynasty Studies will again offer sponsorship for two panels in our research timeframe for the 2020 AAS. The selected panels will receive official recognition by the Society on the conference program. Additionally, panelists will receive funds to offset the cost of participation, including (1) conference registration and (2) $100/person for travel costs for 4-6 participants, including the chair and/or discussant(s). Final proposals will be subject to the regular application requirements and selection process of AAS and funding is contingent on AAS acceptance. If you would like to apply for SSYCDS sponsorship, please send a cv, draft proposal, and the names and contact information of panel participants to the Secretary Reiko Shinno (SHINNOR@uwec.edu) by July 15, 2019.

    Please note that you must be a member 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 2020 prior to January 31, 2020. For more information about membership and SSYCDS, please see our website: https://www.songyuan.org/

    With best wishes,