Discussion published by Rebecca Clothey on Sunday, July 16, 2017
Crosspost from H-Asia
2017 Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference: Registration is now open!
“Mobility, Technology and the Environment in Asia”
46th Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference
October 6-8, 2017
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University and the Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies announce the call for papers for the 46th annual conference. This year’s conference theme is, “Mobility, Technology and the Environment in Asia.” The contemporary development of new technologies and the rapid pace of mobility of people and products have an impact on cultures, societies, and the environment. This conference promotes a discussion of Asia within the broader context of mobility and technology, and the environmental impact of these.
Standard pre-registration is open until August 30, 2017
A luncheon keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Laurel Kendall, a past AAS President (2016-17), who is Chair of the Anthropology Division at the American Museum of Natural History and Curator of Asian Ethnographic Collections. Dr. Kendall is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
This year’s recipient of the Distinguished Asianist Award is Dr. Victor Mair, a Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mair will deliver a keynote lecture during the annual banquet entitled, The Domestication of Tea and its Spread as a Steeped Beverage."
More information on the MAR/AAS conference and registration information is available at maraas.org (click on “Conferences”).
Dr. Rebecca Clothey
School of Education and Drexel China Collaborative
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104