The Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education at Western Michigan University is pleased to host the 61st Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) from September 21-23, 2012 as a joint conference with WMU's chapter of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, at WMU's Fetzer Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
A regional conference of the Association of Asian Studies (AAS), MCAA has provided a forum for scholars and teachers of Asian Studies in the Midwest to gather and exchange knowledge about the history and cultures of Asia for over a half-century. The conference will feature panels and roundtables at which faculty and graduate and undergraduate students present and discuss new research and pedagogical tools.
Proposals for panels and individual papers from all academic disciplines, on any topic involving Asia, are currently being accepted. Submission of panels and individual papers that address the full range global and international education across the span of Asia are especially encouraged. Panels and individual papers that cross boundaries, be it in regional, temporal, linguistic, disciplinary or other terms, are also particularly welcome, as are graduate student panels and papers.
MCAA Annual Prizes and Awards
The Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs offers three prizes for papers written by students—the Percy Buchanan Graduate Prize, the Sidney DeVere Brown Prize and the Mikiso Hane Prize for papers written by undergraduates. MCAA also offers the Jackson and Caroline Bailey Public Service Award for outstanding work in the advancement of Asian Studies. These prizes are awarded at the MCAA Annual Meeting held each fall.
Please note that MCAA does not provide funds for travel. Visit the Grants and Fellowships page on the AAS website for assistnace options.