(Call for proposal has ended)


We welcome proposals for panels, roundtables, and individual papers from all disciplines focusing on China and Inner Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Asian Diaspora as well as comparative, inter-Asian, and global Asia topics. We also welcome scholars and students from all regions. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students (presenting on separate junior scholar panels), as well as independent scholars, are encouraged to share their work, receive feedback, and network at the conference.

Please submit the proposal using the 72nd MCAA Proposal Submission Forms. Proposals are due May 14, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. CT. Reviews of proposals will begin immediately after the deadline and you will be contacted about the results by May 31, 2023.  The MCAA also awards a number of student prizes at the graduate and undergraduate level.  More information about the deadlines for these prizes as well as additional conference programming will be posted on the 2023 MCAA website soon.

MCAA 2023 will consist of in-person sessions only. All speakers must be present at the in-person session during the scheduled time.

For questions about the call for proposals, please contact Misumi Sadler at or Yuchia Chang at

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this Fall!

Further Contact:
MCAA 2023 Program Committee
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
213 Coble Hall MC-483
801 S. Wright Street, Champaign IL 61820