Graduate Paper Prize

The Mid-Atlantic Region/Association for Asian Studies (MARAAS) awards $500.00 for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the annual conference.  The winner is also eligible for participation in a panel at the annual AAS conferences and will receive financial assistance for travel and accommodations to the national conference.  Nominations are made by panel chairs or members of MARAAS in attendance.

For best consideration, papers should be approximately 12-13 pages, double-spaced; power point images should be limited to 10-15 slides.  Criteria include quality and depth of scholarship, originality, contribution to the student’s field or area of academic study, and clarity of presentation.  Nominees should be enrolled in institutions in the MAR region (Metropolitan New York, Metropolitan Washington, D.C, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia).  A panel of scholars will read and rate each nominated submission.  Announcement of the MARAAS award will be made by May; selection for participation at the national AAS conference will be made by October.


Nandor Forgach (Asian Studies, Japan) Seton Hall 2008

Emily Price (History, Modern Japan) University of Maryland 2009

Megan Hamm (Anthropology, India) University of Pittsburgh 2010

William Bridges IV (Literature, Modern Japan) Princeton University 2011

Madeleine Wilcox (East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Modern China), University of Pennsylvania, 2012