- President Joe Dennis called the meeting to order and announced that a new event–a reception hosted by the Society, with the support of the Geiss Foundation–would take place on Saturday evening at 8:15 pm
- Stephen McDowell announced an exhibit on the Ming, recently in Amsterdam, would soon be moving to Edinburgh (June-October) and reminded members of the upcoming exhibit on the early fifteenth century at the British Museum.
- Editor Ihor Pidhainy encouraged lapsed or new members to subscribe to Ming Studies–issues with subscriptions through the Maney website now seem to be resolved–and to submit manuscripts
- Leo Shin announced that he will soon be updating his online guide to research on the Ming
- Panel on SE Asia
By Bruce Rusk on May 7, 2014