CALL FOR PAPERS: Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs

LaGretia Copp Announcement
Kansas, United States
Subject Fields
Asian History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies, Southeast Asian History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies



SEPTEMBER, 16-18, 2022 (in person)

University of Kansas (KU)  |  Lawrence, KS

The KU Center for East Asian Studies is pleased to host the 71st Annual Meeting of the MCAA, September 16 – 18, 2022. It will be the first in-person annual meeting since the beginning of the pandemic. We will be joined by Dr. Kamran Asdar Ali, President of the Association for Asia Studies as our keynote speaker, and Dr. Hiromi Mizuno, President of the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, who will lead the Presidential Luncheon Panel on science, technology, environment, and medicine for Global Asia. The conference will also include workshops and roundtables on book/journal publication and professional development. We hope you will consider submitting a paper or panel proposal.

We welcome proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers from all disciplines focusing on China and Inner Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, and the Asian Diaspora as well as comparative, inter-Asian, and global Asia topics. We also welcome scholars and students from all regions. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students (presenting on separate junior scholar panels), as well as independent scholars, are encouraged to share their work, receive feedback, and network at the conference.

Please submit a proposal using the 71st MCAA submission forms for paper proposals and panel/roundtable proposals by May 31, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Submission forms, details about student paper prizes and awards, and additional information are also available on the 2022 MCAA website ( 

For questions about the call for papers, please contact our Program Director Ayako Mizumura at

We look forward to seeing you in Lawrence in September!

Contact Information

LaGretia Copp

Program Specialist

Center for East Asian Studies

University of Kansas

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