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.
Join us in Chiang Mai, famous for its rich cultural heritage; conveniently located within a five-hour flight from all major Asian cities and easily accessible from all other continents. Thailand offers visa-free entry for nationals from 52 countries.
We invite the submission of outstanding publications and dissertations on Asia in the Humanities and Social Sciences for the ICAS Book Prize (IBP) 2017. The ICAS Book Prize is open to English-language books and dissertations. In addition, starting with the upcoming 2017 edition, the biennial IBP will for the first time also award outstanding publications in the following languages: Chinese, French, German and Korean.