Conference/Debate The Eighth International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 8)
|Contact name:||Thomas Voorter|
|Contact details||University of Macau
Av. Padre Tomás Pereira Taipa
|Location:||Venetian Macao Resort Hotel
Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança, s/n,
Taipa, Macao SAR, P.R. China
|Discipline(s):||Social sciences and Humanities|
|Overview:||ICAS 8 will be hosted by the University of Macau (UM) and will be held in the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel. Some 1,500 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.|
|Description:||The more than four century long interaction between Western and Chinese traditions in Macao, the first and last European colony in China, has left the city with a unique blend of cultural diversity, modernity, and cosmopolitanism. Join us at this world heritage site for ICAS 8.
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.
It is our pleasure to announce the long lists for the ICAS Book Prize (IBP) 2013. No less than 250 books were submitted by 60 publishers worldwide. 12 books in both the categories Humanities and Social Sciences were longlisted (www.icassecretariat.org/long-lists-ibp-2013). The number of PhDs submitted tripled now reaching 100 in total. The Reading Committee selected 8 PhD dissertations for the Humanities as well as for the Social Sciences category (www.icassecretariat.org/long-lists-phd-thesis-icas-phd-prize-2013).
The polling booth for the IBP Colleagues' Choice award is open as of today. It will close on 21 June so you have three months to vote for your favorite book (www.icassecretariat.org/colleagues-choice-award-2013).
The exhibition hall at ICAS 8 will accommodate booths from international publishers and institutes, an art exhibition, a cinema for film and video screenings and a café with food concession stands. A wide range of reading materials will be available and there will also be a meeting area for visitors and delegates to interact and socialize. To promote your institute or publications check out the website (www.icas8.com/EN/ExhibitAdvertise/Home/Index/6) for more information on reserving a booth or advertising in the programme book.
The ICAS Team
Dr. Paul van der Velde - Chief Executive Officer
Martina van den Haak, MA - Executive Officer
Thomas Voorter, MA - Communication Coordinator
ICAS Colleagues Calling
You can connect with colleagues through our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/AsiaScholars, where you can share information or discuss the possibilities of forming a panel.
Participants are expected to fund their own travel and accommodation.
For more information on ICAS 8 and requirements for participation, please visit http://www.icassecretariat.org or http://www.umac.mo/icas8
The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is the premier international gathering in the field of Asian Studies. ICAS founded in 1997, is a platform for representatives of academia and civil society to focus on issues critical to Asia and by implication to the rest of the world. ICAS is an active active accelerator of research. The ICAS Secretariat is hosted by the International Institute for Asian Studies.
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