The 2008 Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference will be held at the Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ from October 24-26, 2008. The Association announces a Call for Papers and Panels for the Annual Meeting. Proposals on all topics related to Asia and Asian Studies are welcomed, but in the year of the Beijing Olympics we especially encourage submissions related to the conference theme Competition in Asia. The ambitions of East and South Asian societies have become ever more apparent in recent years, especially so in the realms of national security, economy, history, and popular culture (from music and anime to sport).
To propose a panel or an individual paper, go to the MAR/AAS website at www.maraas.org or please send a completed proposal form along with a one-page abstract for each proposed paper by May 1, 2008 to Prof. Masako Nakagawa, MAR/AAS 2008 Program Chair as indicated below. Proposals may be submitted by mail, fax, e-mail (as an attachment), or from the MAR/AAS website. Acceptance notices will be sent to you by June 1, 2008. Please refer to the MAR/AAS website for further details (www.maraas.org).
In order to submit a proposal for the 2008 meeting, you must be a 2008 MAR/AAS member or submit a membership application to Executive Secretary, Dr. Diane Freedman, MAR/AAS, Department of Social Science W2-40, Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Annual membership is $10.00. To obtain MAR/AAS membership information, go to www.maraas.org or contact Dr. Diane Freedman (215-751-8547, firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for conference pre-registration for presenters will June 20, 2008. Pre-registration by this date is necessary if you wish your name to appear in the program. The fees for pre-registration will be ($50.00 for current members, $60 for non-members, $30 for current member students, and $35 for non-member students). When non-members pay the pre-registration fee ($60), the membership fee for 2008-2009 will be complimentary. Information regarding registration, travel and lodging, and conference events will be available at the MAR/AAS website: http://www.maraas.org.
We welcome participation from faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, independent scholars, and professionals, and especially encourage panels with innovative combinations of individuals and fields.
Dr. Masako Nakagawa, Program Chair
St. Augustine Center for Liberal Arts, Room 334
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-6953 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.maraas.org
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