The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is pleased to host the 65th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, October 14-16, 2016. The MCAA seeks to promote Asian studies both at the university level as well as at the secondary and primary levels. Our primary mission is to encourage scholarly interchange between Asianists located in the Midwest, though scholars from all regions are invited to participate.
We welcome proposals for panels, roundtables, individual papers, and “diamond presentations” in all disciplinary fields dealing with China and Inner Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Asian Diaspora, and topical and comparative panels. Faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and independent scholars are encouraged to participate and attend.
Proposals are due March 31, 2016. Reviews of proposals will begin in April, and you will be contacted of the results by May 1, 2016, if not sooner. Persons presenting papers must be members of MCAA and must pre-register by May 31, 2016 in order to be included in the conference.
The MCAA also awards a number of student prizes at the graduate and undergraduate level. More information about the deadlines for these prizes will be posted soon. Please keep an eye on the website.