Adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MCAA Planning Committee has decided that this year’s conference will be held in a fully virtual format. .. Read more Studies on Asia is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal sponsored by the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA), a regional conference under the Association for Asian Studies—the world's largest non-profit scholarly organization in the field with approximately 8,000 members worldwide. 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 for papers written by undergraduates. MCAA also offers the Jackson and Caroline Bailey Public Service Award for outstanding work in the advancement of Asian Studies. This award commemorates the lifetime exemplary service to MCAA by Professors Jackson Bailey and Caroline Bailey. It recognizes and honors those members of MCAA who have assiduously contributed to outreach, extra-curricular instruction, and public service in their communities. In short, this award for lifetime achievement honors those who have devoted time and treasure to public service outside the academy.
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