Student Paper Prizes
The Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs offers three prizes for papers
written by students—the Percy Buchanan Graduate Prize, the Sidney
DeVere Brown Prize and the Mikiso Hane Prize. The latter two prizes are
for papers written by undergraduates.
Percy Buchanan Graduate Prize
Four Percy Buchanan prizes of $100 each, plus travel expenses of up to
$100, will be awarded for the best original graduate student
research papers. Papers should be no longer than 35 pages. The winning papers
will be presented at the conference. There is one prize
for each of the four main AAS regions: China and Inner Asia, Northeast Asia,
South Asia and Southeast Asia. Graduate student winners have the oppurtunity to publish in Studies on Asia. http://www.isp.msu.edu/studiesonasia.
Sidney DeVere Brown Prize and Mikiso Hane Prize
There are two undergraduate prizes, the Sidney DeVere Brown Prize and the Mikiso Hane Prize.
Prizes of $100, plus travel expenses of up to $100, will be awarded for the
two best original undergraduate papers. Paper submissions should
be between 10 and 35 pages and must be accompanied by a letter from the student's advisor
confirming that the paper was written while the author was an undergraduate. Undergraduate winners have the oppurtunity to publish in the undergraduate journal of Wittenberg University (Please contact James Huffman at Wittenberg, email: email@example.com).
Graduate and undergraduate students are
eligible if they attend a college or university in the following states: Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South
Dakota and Wisconsin. Deadline for receipt of submissions for all prizes is AUGUST 26, 2005.
Papers become the property of MCAA and will not be returned. Decisions of the judges are
final. Send two copies of the paper, together with the author's summer address, telephone number,
and e-mail address to:
Department of English
500 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1363
Phone: 765 496 2804
Fax: 765 494 1495
Jackson and Carolyn Bailey Public Service Award
The award commemorates the lifetime exemplary service to MCAA by Professors Bailey.
It recognizes and honors those members of MCAA who have assiduously contributed to outreach,
extra-curricular instruction, and public service in their communities. Successful nominees
should have made efforts beyond the normal and expected contributions of scholarship and
teaching in order to bring Asian Studies to the community at large. Such activities might
include: the creation of teaching materials to be used by K-12 teachers; production of
Asian-centered audio-visual materials; work with sister city and/or citizen to citizen
activities aimed at intercultural exchanges; working for student or faculty exchanges
with Asian Universities; arranging Asian film series, community lectures, book clubs,
children's story hours, museum exhibitions, and public discussions. In short, this
award for lifetime achievement honors those who have devoted time and treasure to
public service outside the academy.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Both nominees and nominators must be regular members of MCAA at the time of nomination. The nomination must be made in writing and should include a summary of the exemplary activities that make the nominee worthy of the award. Submit nominations to:
Prof. Roy Hanashiro
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