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About MCAA & SWCAS

About MCAA

The MCAA was founded in 1952, has had a long relationship with the University of Kansas, and has held 5 of its annual conferences at KU (1953, 1956, 1967, 1974, 1983). Former KU faculty member Grant Goodman, who served as MCAA president in 1974, established an archive of MCAA material at KU’s Spencer Research Library. Current KU faculty member Faye Xiao is on the MCAA Advisory Board. For more information on the history of MCAA please see the MCAA website at http://asia.isp.msu.edu/MCAA/history.htm.

MCAA Executive Committee 2014

President
Arjun Guneratne
Macalester College

Vice President
Kai-wing Chow
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Past President
Rebecca Copeland
Washington University in St. Louis

Executive Secretary
Greg Guelcher 
Morningside College

COC Representative
Katherine Bowie
University of Wisconsin-Madison

2014 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Megan Greene
University of Kansas

MCAA Advisory Board

Northeast Asia

Hiromi Mizuno
University of Minnesota

Elizabeth Oyler
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

China and Inner Asia

Sara Friedman
Indiana University

Hui Faye Xiao
University of Kansas

South Asia

Mahendra Lawati
Western Michigan University

Southeast Asia

Trude Jacobsen
Northern Illinois University

 

About SWCAS

SWCAS was founded in 1972 and although most of its conferences have been held in Texas, its membership includes faculty from institutions in Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Its current President, John Barnett, is on the faculty at Emporia State University in Emporia, KS and has a close relationship with KU’s Center for East Asian Studies. For more information about SWCAS, please see its website at http://www.trinity.edu/org/swcas/about.html.

 

SWCAS Executive Committee 2014

President:  John H. Barnett,
Emporia State University

Vice-President: Lopita Nath,
University of the Incarnate Word

Secretary/Treasurer: Stephen Field,
Trinity University

COC. Rep.: Paul Clark,
West Texas A&M University

Past President: Hans Stockton,
University of St. Thomas

 


August 2014
August 03, 2014 | 03:00 pm | Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St
View events: Upcoming
SWCAS & MCAA Joint Conference, 2014

CEAS will host a joint conference of the Southwest Conference of Asian Studies (SWCAS) &
the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) in Lawrence, KS on October 3-5, 2014

Please click here for more information.

Panel and Individual Paper Proposal Deadline:     June 15, 2014
 

Program Chair: J. Megan Greene, mgreene@ku.edu

New CEAS Study Abroad Program

The University of Kansas recently participated in the Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow, a 10-day study abroad trip to Japan for 23 students from Kansas universities. In the 2014-15 school year CEAS will host a group of students from Japan.

This Sunday, August 3 at 3 p.m., come watch "The Invisible Red Thread" a free documentary at the Lawrence Arts Center that compares the lives of two adopted Chinese daughters: one who was raised in Canada, and the other who was raised in China. The film will be followed by a panel of young women from Lawrence who were adopted from China. http://lawrenceartscenter.org/calendar/ Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies.

Come see a documentary about adoption and China on Sunday at 3 at the Lawrence Arts Center. http://t.co/iVacaG9XmF http://t.co/pmkapKvEZJ
Inside KU: Military language training, bullying, arthritis and KU's Panorama "Inside KU" explains how a Department of Defense grant is helping to provide real-world language training to military personnel soon to be deployed around the world. Learn more about KU Graduate Military Programs at (http://bit.ly/1rZHgAh). Also: KU researchers are working with Kansas schools to develop policies to stop bullying (See http://bit.ly/1jvhpxL). Bioengineering students at KU work on a potential treatment for arthritis (See KU-BERC at http://bit.ly/W1zAR5). The historic Panorama in KU's Natural History Museum is being expertly preserved (See http://bit.ly/1mPqJNd). The Time Warner Cable Sports Network's "Inside KU" is hosted by Jeannie Hodes.


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