CFP Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies conference

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Call for Papers
April 15, 2017
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Korean History / Studies

Call for Papers

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.


We encourage proposals from any discipline, and welcome participation from faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, independent scholars, and professionals. A keynote address will be delivered by 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.


To propose a panel, individual paper, or poster presentation, please create an account on our website ( and follow the instructions for proposal submission. Proposal deadline is April 15, 2017. Please send any other inquiries to the Conference Chair, Dr. Rebecca Clothey (

Acceptance notices are expected to be sent by June 15, 2017. Travel assistance for graduate students and international scholars up to $100 is available on a competitive basis. Graduate students and international scholars should request travel support (of up to $100) by emailing Treasurer Evan Young at AFTER submitting their proposal on the website. Further information on the conference is available on (click on “Conferences”).


Graduate students may also enter their work in the Graduate Student Prize competition. The prize includes $500 and the opportunity to present on a special panel at the national AAS conference in 2019.

Further information on the MAR/AAS conference is available on (click on “Conferences”).


Conference Chair:

Dr. Rebecca Clothey

School of Education, Drexel University

3141 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

215-895-5931 (O) 

Contact Info: 

Dr. Rebecca Clothey

Drexel University School of Education

3141 Chestnut St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 895-5931