The MCAA 2015 final program is available HERE [pdf].
All conference panels will be held in Eads Hall on the Danforth Campus at Washington University. The registration desk is located on the first floor of Eads. Click here for a Washington University campus map [pdf].
The full 2015 MCAA Program is available here.
Welcome Reception: Friday, October 16 at 5:15pm, Holmes Lounge
All registered MCAA participants are welcome to attend the Friday evening reception. Complimentary appetizers, sodas, wine and beer will be provided.
Keynote Address: Saturday, October 17 at the MCAA Banquet, Holmes Lounge
Attendees must purchase a banquet ticket in advance ($35); limited seating.
Timothy Brook, University of British Columbia, AAS President
Asian International Relations before “International Relations”
The premise of this talk is that the misfit between modern IR and what Asian states did in the past (or the present) represents not a failure of Asian states, but a failure of theory. Dr. Brook will argue that what happened when Asian states interacted before the 19th century can more usefully be conceived as an evolving "law of nations," to use a 17th-century term no longer in fashion, rather than as a faulty form of IR. This perspective may (or may not) help us better understand how Asian polities relate today.
Poetry Reading, immediately following the banquet, Eads 115
In the spirit of postprandial fellowship, you are all invited to share your favorite poems with colleagues and friends in an informal and congenial setting. Organizer: Marvin Marcus, Washington University
Viewing and Gallery Talk: Japanese Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum
3:00-4:30pm, Friday 16 October 2015, Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis Art Museum is home to Charles and Rosalyn Lowenhaupt’s extensive collection of Japanese art pertaining to Japan’s confrontations with China, Taiwan, Korea, and Russia as it fought to assert itself as a modern military leader in East Asia. This remarkable collection includes color woodblock prints, as well as lithographs, paintings, and textiles from the Meiji (1868–1912), Taishō (1912–1926), and Shōwa periods (1926–1989). A major exhibition of the Lowenhaupt Collection will open at Saint Louis Art Museum in fall 2016.
The Museum is pleased to invite participants of MCAA to a special viewing of a selection of items from the Lowenhaupt Collection led by the Associate Curator-in-Charge of Asian Art Philip Hu, and the A.W. Mellow Fellow for Japanese Art Rhiannon Paget. The program will include an introduction to the Collection in which participants will have the opportunity to closely examine some of these objects. There will also be a talk on the fall gallery rotation featuring Zen Buddhist and Literati-style ink painting in China and Japan.
THE VIEWING SESSION IS FULL.
Shuttle van will depart at 2:30pm from the Brookings Hall staircase, and depart the Museum at 4:45pm.
Special Viewing (Print Study Room)
Gallery Talk (Gallery 225)
Registration is closed. Participants must be registered MCAA participants. Transportation to/from Washington University and the Musuem to be arranged (details TBA).
The opening hours of the Saint Louis Art Museum over the MCAA weekend are as follows:
Friday 16 October: 10am–9pm
Saturday 17 October: 10am–5pm
Sunday 18 October: 10am–5pm
Except for special exhibitions, admission to the Museum is free every day.