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SWCAS & MCAA Joint Conference, 2014

The Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS) and the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) will hold a joint conference on October 3-5, 2014 at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, KS. This marks the 6th time that the MCAA conference will be held at KU, but it will be a first for the SWCAS conference.

Registration costs for the conference will be $55 for faculty and $25 for graduate students and independent scholars. In addition, all conference participants will be expected to join either MCAA or SWCAS. Membership costs for either group will be $20.

For information about Lawrence as well as travel and hotel information, please click on the tabs on the left of this page.

MCAA awards prizes for papers written by students. Please click on the Prizes tab for more information.

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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. Full-time students with prior East Asian language training will be able to complete the degree within 12 months. For more information about this M.A. program including specific requirements for admission, visit, or contact Ayako Mizumura, Assistant Director of CEAS, by email ( 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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