A Han Dynasty bronze mirror from the Royal Ontario Museum collections.

About SEAA-web

SEAA-web is an information platform dedicated to communicating the activities of the Society for East Asian Archaeology (SEAA), to spreading news of upcoming events and note-worthies in the field to members and the interested public, and to publishing and sharing information on research based on archaeologically recovered material comprising China, Korea, Japan and adjacent regions in all periods, thus aiming at further fostering a network of expertise in East Asian archaeology. The SEAA-web is a non-profit project. It has been created in accordance with the aims and objectives of the Society for East Asian Archaeology (SEAA), and published as a preliminary web in September 2006. 

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2023 Summer Institute: “Archipelagic Asias” Call for Applications

The Pennsylvania State University invites applicants for its annual Global Asias Summer Institute, to be held June 19–23, 2023.

Institute participants spend a week reading and thinking about the annual theme, as well as significant time workshopping their work in progress. Particularly strong work will be considered for publication in an upcoming special issue of the award-winning journal, Verge: Studies in Global Asias.

The Third Conference of European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology

The Board of EAAA is pleased to announce the new call for papers for the 3rd EAAA conference to be held at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, between 13 and 17 September 2023. The 3rd conference, planned for 2020, that had to be cancelled due to the pandemic will now finally take place. The conference is jointly organized by the European Association for Asian Art and Archaeology (EAAA), the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Ljubljana and the Science and Research Centre Koper, Slovenia.

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Virtual Book Talk: "Connectivity, Imperialism, and the Han Iron Industry" and "Weapons in Late Shang (c. 1250-1050 BCE) China: Beyond Typology and Ritual"

The Society for East Asian Archaeology (SEAA) will be hosting its very first virtual book talk! Join us on Thursday 8 December 2022 at 7-9 am (EST)/12-2 pm (GMT)/ 8-10 pm (CST) as we celebrate with Dr. Qin Cao (Oriental Museum, Durham University) and Dr. Wengcheong Lam (Chinese University of Hong Kong) on the launch of their new books, “Weapons in Late Shang (c. 1250-1050 BCE) China: Beyond Typology and Ritual” and “Connectivity, Imperialism, and the Han Iron Industry”. Also in attendance is Dr.

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Welcome to the website of SEAA, the Society for East Asian Archaeology. Established in 1996 and now counting some 500 international members, SEAA is the preeminent organization devoted to the promotion of the field of East Asian archaeology and the facilitation of scholarly exchange among archaeologists of the region.