The Society for the Study of Early China (SSEC) is a scholarly, non-political, and non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in the culture and civilization of China from earliest times down to and including the period of the Han dynasty, through 220 CE.

 

Established in 1975, the goals of the Society are to further the progress of studies within the field by providing for the cooperative exchange and communication of knowledge and ideas and by encouraging projects critical to the growth of the field. The Society publishes the peer-reviewed journal Early China as well as the Early China Special Monograph Series.

 

Editorial Board

 

Sarah Allan, Chair and Editor

Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures Dartmouth College

 

Erica Brindley

Departments of History and Religious Studies

Pennsylvania State University

 

Miranda Brown

Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

University of Michigan

 

Scott Cook

Humanities (Chinese Studies)

Yale-NUS College

 

Liu Li

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Stanford University

 

Michael Lüdke

International Consortium for Research in the Humanities

Friedrich-Alexander Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg

 

Charles Sanft

Department of History

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

Secretary / Treasurer

Michael Nylan

Department of History

University of California at Berkeley

 

Book Review Editor

Anne Kinney

Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures

University of Virginia

 

Webmaster

Nick Vogt

East Asian Languages and Cultures

Indiana University