International Congress of Asian and North African Studies (ICANAS)

Congrès international des études asiatiques et nord-africaines

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1873 Paris France


1873, Paris (France), under the title International Congress of Orientalists -- Congrès international des orientalistes. Name changed, 1976, Mexico City (Mexico), to International Congress of Human Sciences in Asia and North Africa -- Congrès international des sciences humaines en Asie et en Afrique du Nord. Present name adopted 1986, Hamburg (Germany FR).


Encourage and promote Asian and North African studies. by bringing together academicians from different countries to discuss subjects in fields such as language, history, literatures, religion, philosophy, anthropology, culture, ecology, economics and international relations.


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Congress, being a periodical event, has no permanent body or board, and, therefore, the H-XC2747 - International Union for Oriental and Asian Studies (IUOAS) is responsible for insuring continuity between two Congresses, while having an advisory role.

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