Two Hundred and Thirteenth Meeting

The 213th Meeting of the AOS will be held in Nashville TN, between April 4–7, 2003. Please note that again the Meeting will begin on Friday afternoon and end on Monday at noon.

(Dues and Meeting Forms are available for download below)

Hotel and Reservations: A block of conference-rate accommodations has been reserved at the DoubleTree Hotel, Nashville 315 4th Avenue North, Nashville TN 37219-1693. Dial Direct (615) 244-8200 or National 1-800-222-8733. Room rates are $139 Single/Double, Executive Level $20 surcharge. Rates apply 4/2–4/9/03. When calling for reservations, please identify yourself as a member of the AOS. You must make reservations well in advance of the meeting, since room availability cannot be guaranteed after March 24, 2003. After this cutoff date, any uncommitted rooms in the block we have reserved will be released for general sale, and additional reservation requests will be accepted if rooms are available. The AOS has arranged for a 10% discount on USAirways for flights between March 30 and April 10, 2003. The discount is already in the system. Book at, and quote the following number: Gold 40652404..

Toll-free Reservations: 1-800-222-8733; local phone: 1-615-244-8200; Fax: 1-615-747-4894; DoubleTree Website:


The Society's contract with the hotel requires that a minimum number of rooms per night be occupied by members for the duration of the meeting in order to have meeting and banquet space rental charges reduced or waived. Your staying at the DoubleTree Hotel assures that the AOS will not be assessed these extremely high fees.

Hotel Location: The DoubleTree Hotel is located on 315 4th Avenue North in Nashville:

From Airport Directions: 10 Miles Nashville International. Take I-40 West toward Memphis. Exit at Charlotte Street. Go to the 3rd light and turn right onto Charlotte Avenue. Continue on Charlotte to 4th Avenue. Turn right and go one block. The hotel will be on the right.

Airport Public Transportation: Downtown Airport Express leaves every 30 minutes from 6am-11pm. Taxi available 24 hours a day.

Driving from Memphis: Take I-40 east to Nashville. Exit at the Charlotte Ave/Downtown exit. Take a left at the light, continue on Charlotte until you reach 4th Ave. and then turn right. The Doubletree is one block up on your right at 4th and Deaderick.

Driving from Chattanooga: Take I-24 west toward Nashville. Pick up I-40 west to Nashville. Take the Church St./Charlotte Ave. Exit. Go to the 3rd light and turn right. Continue on Charlotte until you reach 4th Ave. And then turn right. The Doubletree will be one block up on the right at 4th and Deaderick.

Driving from the north: Take I-65 south to I-24 east to downtown. Exit at the James Robertson Parkway– State Capitol exit. Go right at the light, then straight to the 2nd light, which is 3rd Ave. Turn left. Go one block to the next light and turn right onto Deaderick. The Doubletree will be one block up on the corner of 4th and Deaderick.

Driving from the south (Birmingham): Take I-65 north toward Nashville and pick up I-40 west to Memphis. Exit at the Church St.– Charlotte Ave exit. Go to the 3rd light and turn right. The Doubletree will be one block up on your right at 4th and Deaderick.

All sessions will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel, with the exception of a luncheon and tour hosted by Vanderbilt University on Sunday afternoon, April 6. The Annual Subscription Banquet will take place on Sunday evening, April 6, also at the hotel. The Program will provide information on other special activities and events to take take place during the meeting.

Visit the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau Visitors and Friends Web Site which offers information on Hotels, Dining, Attractions, Live Music, What to do, a Custom Guide, and Nashville Facts.

Additional details will be included in the Program of the Meeting, which will be mailed to you in late January, 2003.

Yuen Ren Society Conference: Chinese Dialect and Historical Linguistics: The NEXT annual meeting of the Yuen Ren Society will take place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society, in Nashville TN, between Friday, April 4, and Monday, April 7, 2003.

Members of the Society are hereby invited to submit communications to be presented at the 213th Meeting. Please complete and return the enclosed Announcement of Communication form and an Abstract of the proposed paper to the Office of the Secretary BEFORE NOVEMBER 1, 2002. No paper will be considered unless an Abstract of it is submitted according to the guidelines set forth in the next paragraph. The Announcement and Abstract must also be accompanied by the completed Pre-registration form and Fee and your 2003 Dues Payment. Members who submit papers will be notified by mail of their inclusion on the Program soon after January 15, 2003. Sectional Committee Chairmen, whose names are listed on the verso of the title page of the Journal , should be contacted directly only in the matter of organizing special panels. (Refer also to:

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should cover the following points: (a) the precise topic treated, (b) your exact contribution to the problem, (c) its relationship to previous scholarship on the topic, (d) specific conclusions. Abstracts should be typed or word-processor produced and submitted in duplicate. Please do not submit draft-quality or dot-matrix printed abstracts, since these cannot be scanned efficiently for the production of the published Abstracts of the Meeting. Please also keep in mind that abstracts of papers accepted for presentation will appear in the published Abstracts in the way in which they have been submitted. It is impossible for this Office to edit them. Please romanize non-roman writing systems.

Papers from non-members, except for those of invited visiting scholars, cannot be considered because of the expense the Society bears in running the Annual Meeting. When inviting colleagues and students who are not AOS members to participate in the program, please inform them that they must first apply for membership. Papers will be considered only if members are in good standing (2003 dues paid by the time of submission of abstracts) and only when materials are submitted in full with the necessary pre-registration fee. We emphasize that abstracts submitted by non-members (except for those scholars invited by members to participate in special panels), by members not in good standing, or without the pre-registration fee are considered unacceptable for inclusion in the Program and will not be forwarded to Sectional Committee Chairs for review. Please respond to the Call for Papers only if you plan to attend the Meeting. Failure to present a paper that has been accepted on the Program creates a very poor impression of the Society and is particularly discourteous to those members who may have travelled great distances just to hear certain communications.

All materials must to submitted by November 1, 2002, to the Office of the Secretary, American Oriental Society, Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1205; telephone (734) 647-4760.

Submission of Abstracts and Meeting Forms

Abstracts submitted via E-MAIL are greatly appreciated; however, please also submit paper copies of the abstract, pre-registration form, and announcement of communication via ordinary mail. Send e-mail abstracts to: with the subject line: AOS Abstract. Abstracts submitted by e-mail must be in ascii (unformatted by your word processor); otherwise the file is corrupted and unreadable. You may alternatively send formatted files as attachments to e-mail messages. Please name the file as follows: YourlastnameFirstinitial.doc (or .wpd, .txt, .rtf, etc.), e.g., SmithJ.doc.
Abstracts may be submitted on COMPUTER FLOPPY DISKS in any format (PC or Mac). Please also submit paper copies in which diacritical and other special textual features are indicated. Mark your disk with your name, computer type, and file format. We can return it to you at the Meeting.
You may also submit materials via FAX between the hours of 18:00 and 08:00 Eastern Time, from October 1 through November 1, 2002, to (734) 763-6743. (If you prefer this means, we ask, nevertheless, that you also transmit the abstract, if possible, in one of the other two electronic forms, i.e., via e-mail or on disk.)
We thank you for your anticipated participation and cooperation.

2003 Annual Meeting Forms for Download (Some MS Internet Explorer for Windows users have experienced difficulties in displaying and printing these .PDF files. A work-around solution is to right-click on the file and specify that you wish to save the file in a local directory on your computer (i.e., “save target as”). If you use Netscape, you should not experience difficulty.)

1. Announcement of Communication
2. Pre-Registration Form
3. Dues Payment and Address Changes Form
4. Credit Card Payment Form
5. Call for Papers 2003 Annual Meeting (This file)
6. AOS Membership Application Form Please distribute to colleagues and students who are not yet members and might wish to attend the meeting or present a communication.

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