MCAA 2022 (Kansas University) CFP and Student Prizes

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As the Vice President of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA), I would like to encourage those of you in the midwest to consider submitting a paper or panel to our conference this fall, and to ask that you consider putting forward your student's work on SE Asia for our student prizes.
If you have students, graduate or undergraduate, who have written good papers on topics related to Asian Studies in any field, I ask that you encourage them to submit their essays for the prizes described below. Details and submission guidelines for the Percy Buchanan Graduate Prize, and the undergraduate Sidney DeVere Brown and Mikiso Hane Prizes can be found at under the "Prizes and awards" tab. I am including some of these details at the bottom of this email, as well. Please note that while the deadline for submitting a paper or panel to the conference is May 31, 2022, the deadline for the prize competition is June 3, 2022.
Awards for undergraduates and graduate students include prizes and travel funds as well as conference presentation and publication opportunities (details below). This year’s MCAA will take place September 16-18, 2022, at Kansas University. You can find more information at the official conference link here:
Please circulate this message to appropriate colleagues, students and Asia programs and centers at your institution, and feel free to contact me by email with any questions. 
Thank you for supporting MCAA and our students!
Best wishes,
Taylor Easum, PhD
Vice President, Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs
Assistant Professor of Asian History
Indiana State University

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Submission Requirements for All Papers

Graduate and undergraduate students may compete for these prizes if they attend a college or university in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Decisions of the judges are final.  


Percy Buchanan Graduate Prize

Four Percy Buchanan prizes of $100 each, plus travel expenses of up to $100, will be awarded for the best original graduate student research papers. Papers should be no longer than 35 pages double spaced including the bibliography. Students will have an opportunity to present winning papers at the conference. There is one prize for each of the four main AAS regions: China and Inner Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Graduate paper prize winners will receive a one-year complimentary membership in the Association for Asian Studies, and one of the winners will be nominated to present at the AAS annual conference (usually taking place in late March of that academic year) on the Council of Conferences designated panel. To submit your paper, please visit thePercy Buchanan Graduate Prize Submission Portal


Sidney DeVere Brown Prize and the Mikiso Hane Prize

The Sidney DeVere Brown Prize, and the Mikiso Hane Prize are awarded to the two best original papers composed by undergraduates. Prizes of $100, plus travel expenses of up to $100, are awarded to the authors of the winning papers. Paper submissions should be between 10 and 30 pages double spaced and must be accompanied by a letter from the student's professor or advisor confirming that the paper was written while the author was an undergraduate. Papers will be reviewed by scholars in the appropriate field. Undergraduate winners have the opportunity to publish their papers in The Wittenberg East Asian Studies Journal. To submit your paper, please visit the Sidney DeVere Brown Prize and the Mikiso Hane Prize Submission Portal