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September 22, 2010

Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs to be held at Ohio Union October 1-3, 2010

Day passes still available for purchase

The East Asian Studies Center at The Ohio State University is pleased to host the 59th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) October 1-3, 2010 at the new Ohio Union in Columbus, Ohio. A regional conference of the Association of Asian Studies (AAS), MCAA has provided a forum for scholars and teachers of Asian Studies in the Midwest to gather and exchange knowledge about the history and cultures of Asia for over a half-century. The conference, last held at OSU in 1979, will feature nearly 50 panels and roundtables at which faculty and students present and discuss new research and pedagogical tools, as well as numerous special events, such as traditional Japanese performing arts, a Tibetan photography exhibit, a keynote address, and a K-12 educator workshop. Overall, faculty and students from over 60 Midwestern universities and colleges are participating this year. Participants from as far as Asia and Europe as well as other regions of North America will also travel to OSU to present their work.

Faculty, students, and members of the general public are welcome to attend the conference for the $30 day pass rate, which allows entrance to all conference sessions with the exception of the Saturday evening banquet. Day passes will be available for purchase through the online registration site at http://www.regonline.com/MCAA2010 until Wednesday, September 29 or at the door during the conference registration hours of Friday, October 1, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm; Saturday, October 2, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm; Sunday, October 3, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. A detailed schedule of conference events can be found at http://easc.osu.edu/mcaa/schedule/index.html.

Posted by zzhu at September 22, 2010 09:47 AM