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ICAS 8 in Macao – Call for Proposals

The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is the premier international gathering in the field of Asian Studies. It attracts participants from over 60 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas. Since 1998, ICAS has brought more than 15,000 academics together at seven conventions.

ICAS 8 will be hosted by the University of Macau (UM) and will be held in the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel. Some 1,500 to 2,500 Asia specialists are expected to attend. This city is located in the heart of East Asia and successfully merges its long history of culture and tradition with diversity and cosmopolitanism.

Deadline Proposals: 15 July 2012

Submission of Individual Papers, Organized Panels (organized by a group of varying (national) backgrounds), Institutional Panels (constituted and sponsored by an institution, association, network or company), and Roundtable proposals.

Please note that all abstracts and presentations should be in English. Submission of abstracts for panels, roundtables and papers can be made using ICAS 8 registration forms, available from General information about ICAS 8 can be found at .

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

The ICAS Book Prize (IBP) was established by the International Convention of Asia Scholars in 2004. It aims to create an international focus for publications on Asia while increasing their worldwide visibility. The biennial ICAS Book Prize is awarded for outstanding English-language works in the field of Asia Studies.

The five awards are:

– Best study in the Humanities; Best study in the Social Sciences; Best dissertation in the Humanities; Best dissertation in the Social Sciences; and The Colleagues’ Choice Award.

Deadline IBP: 15 October 2012


Participants are expected to fund their own travel and accommodation.

For more information on ICAS 8 and requirements for participation, please visit, or contact us at