Call for Papers

“Sustainable Asia:  Challenges and Opportunities”

38th Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference

October 22-24, 2010
Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania



To propose a panel or an individual paper, please send a completed proposal form along with a one-page abstract for each proposed paper by May 1, 2010 to David Kenley, the MAR/AAS 2010 Program Chair, as indicated below.  Inquiries are also welcome.


Proposals may be submitted by mail, fax or e-mail (as an attachment). Acceptance notices will be sent to you by June 1, 2010. Further details and online applications are available on the conference website, (click on “Conferences”).


In order to submit a proposal for the 2010 meeting, you should be a 2010 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 ( or contact Dr. Diane Freedman (215-751-8547,


The deadline for conference pre-registration for presenters will be June 20.  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 registration fee, the membership fee for 2011 will be complimentary.  Information regarding registration, travel and lodging, and conference events will be available at the MAR/AAS website:


We welcome participation from faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, independent scholars, and professionals, and especially encourage panels with innovative combinations of individuals and fields. Some travel assistance is available on a competitive basis for graduate students and international scholars.  Include your request for travel funding with your paper proposal.



Program Chair:

David Kenley

History Department · Elizabethtown College
One Alpha Drive · Elizabethtown, PA  17022 · 717-361-1238 (o) · 717-361-1390 (fax)