Appel à contributions : The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS)


The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is the largest international gathering in the field of Asian Studies. ICAS attracts participants from over 60 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas. Since 1997, ICAS has brought more than 20,000 academics together at nine conventions.

Experts in the field of Asian Studies will meet in the delightful Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, famous for its rich cultural heritage. Events will include: panels and roundtable discussions, keynote speeches, craft exhibitions, a film and documentary festival and the first Asian Studies Book Fair. Enjoy the multitude of networking opportunities, possibilities to share your research and to meet with academic publishers.

ICAS 10 – Call for proposals

Deadline ICAS 10 proposals
10 October 2016

ICAS Book Prize (IBP)
15 October 2016

Convention dates
20 – 23 July 2017

Convention location
Chiang Mai, Thailand

ICAS 10 Chang Mai
ICAS 10 will be held at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre (CMECC) from 20-23 July 2017. It will be organized by the Regional Center for Social Change and Sustainable Development (RSCD), with support from the Faculty of Social Sciences of Chiang Mai University (CMU), one of the best universities in Southeast Asia. 1250-2000 Asia specialists and representatives of civil society are expected to attend.

Call for proposals – deadline: 10 October 2016
The submission deadline for proposals of Individual Abstracts, Panels, Roundtables, Book presentations and PhD Dissertation presentations is 10 October 2016.

Proposals for ICAS 10 may involve topics from all Asian Studies disciplines in the broadest possible sense. Proposals could range from (but are not limited to)

Land grabbing issues in Southeast Asia to Urbanization in East Asia;

from Post-colonial Elites in Southeast Asia to Transnational Marriage;

from Chinese poetry to Security Challenges in the Asia Pacific;

from Nature Conservation to The Impact of Christianity on East Asia;

from The Influence of (New) Media on Society to ASEAN Trade and Investment;

from Reassessing the Impact of the Cold War on Asia to Cross-border Education; and

from the Politics of Heritage to Financial Regimes in Asia.

When submitting a proposal you will be asked to specify the region and theme of your proposal.

Please note that all abstracts and presentations should be in English. Submission of proposals can be made using ICAS 10 registration forms, available from

ICAS Colleagues Calling
You can connect with colleagues through our Facebook page, where you can share information or discuss the possibilities of forming a panel.

ICAS Book Prize – deadline: 15 October 2016
The ICAS Book Prize (IBP) was established by the International Convention of Asia Scholars in 2004. The IBP is awarded for outstanding publications in the field of Asian Studies. It aims to create an international focus for publications on Asia while increasing their worldwide visibility. For this seventh edition, books in Chinese, English, French, German, and Korean will be eligible. For more information see

ICAS Dissertation Prize – deadline: 15 October 2016
For the English language edition of the IBP 2017 we also welcome dissertations on Asia in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information see

Travel fund
Participants of ICAS 10 are expected to fund their own travel and accommodation. Limited financial support is available for some junior or low-income scholars. If you would like to be considered for financial support, please submit the Grant Application form in which you state the motivation for your request. Please note that ICAS 10 operates on a limited budget, and will only be able to provide a partial grant to the selected recipients. The form should also be submitted before 10 October 2016.

For more information on ICAS 10 and requirements for participation, please visit

The ICAS Secretariat is hosted by the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS).


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