Published: April 1, 2022

Call for Papers: 71st Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA, In-Person) 
The University of Kansas 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 would be delighted to see you in Lawrence and to invigorate the region’s Asian Studies network. We hope you'll consider submitting a paper or panel proposal.  
The MCAA seeks to promote Asian Studies both at the university and the secondary and primary levels and particularly to encourage scholarly interchange between Asianists in the Midwest as well as with those from other parts of the country and the world. Scholars and students from all regions are invited to participate.  
We are now soliciting panels, roundtables, and individual papers from all disciplines with China and Inner Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, the Asian Diaspora, and topical and comparative panels. Faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students, as well as independent scholars, are encouraged to share their work and attend the conference. 
Individual Papers: Proposals should include (1) Presenter's name, affiliation, position, and contact information, including email addresses, and (2) Paper title and summary (150 words maximum).  
Panels and Roundtables: Proposals should include (1) A list of participants, their paper titles, their affiliations, their positions, and their contact information, including email addresses, and (2) A panel summary (250 words max.) that includes a brief description of each paper and makes clear the connection between the papers.  
If you are interested, 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. Additional information (e.g. registration fee, transportation, accommodations, and area information) will be available on our forthcoming website.  
For questions about the call for papers, please contact our Program Director Ayako Mizumura at