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The Society of East Asian Anthropology (SEAA)
The Society of East Asian Anthropology (SEAA), an officially recognized section within the American Anthropological Association (AAA), consists of more than 300 anthropologists whose primary area of study is East Asia.  SEAA is committed to developing international channels of communication among anthropologists throughout the world. It seeks to promote discussion and share information on diverse topics related to the anthropology of Taiwan, PRC, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea; other societies/cultures of Asia and the Pacific Basin with historical or contemporary ties to East Asia; and diasporic societies/cultures identified with East Asia.  Its website is http://www.aaanet.org/sections/seaa/


Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Department of Anthropology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, as the only department in Hong Kong specializing in anthropology, has actively promoted the discipline since 1980. To stimulate the exchange of anthropological knowledge, the department has organized numerous conferences such as the International Conference on Foodways and Heritage in 2013, the East Asian Anthropological Association Conference in 2012, and the International Society for the Studies of Chinese Overseas Conference in 2011, as well as the first overseas Society for East Asian Anthropology Conference in 2006. Its website is


The Hong Kong Anthropological Society (HKAS)

The Hong Kong Anthropological Society (HKAS) was founded in 1978 to promote anthropology, not only to academics, but also to a larger public of interested people in Hong Kong and beyond. It has more than 200 members, including professional anthropologists from local universities, postgraduate and undergraduate students, and people from a wide range of professions who are interested in anthropology. The Society seeks to provide a platform for dissemination of knowledge in anthropology in Hong Kong.  Its website is. http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ant/hkas/