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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

 


News and Updates

Congratulations to Kyoim Yun, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, who has received a Korea Foundation Field Research Grant for the coming academic year! Her project is entitled “The Temple Stay in South Korea: Searching for Peace in Uncertain Times.”

We would also like to congratulate Yao Li, a Lecturer with the Center for East Asian Studies, who is heading to Harvard Kennedy School this fall for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation! Li's research examines the political outcomes of social protests in China.

CEAS M.A. Program

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at The University of Kansas now offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies. This interdisciplinary area studies program provides students with high quality academic training on the region and on their country of specialization within East Asia. For more information about this M.A. program including specific requirements for admission, visit www.ceas.ku.edu/degrees, or contact Ayako Mizumura, Assistant Director of CEAS, by email (ceasma@ku.edu) or call 785-864-1478. You can also download our program flyer (PDF) Please share this information with your friends, colleagues and students! We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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