The Congrès Asie is the major event organized by the GIS Asie every two years. It is the largest Asian Studies gathering in France that crosses disciplinary and sub-area boundaries. It is an international conference, with a large proportion of participants from Europe, Asia and America. It is always co-organized with a member institution and the conference languages are French and English. The programme includes mainly thematic panels, guest conferences, roundtables and a book fair with the presence of major publishing houses. It is a learning opportunity for young researchers, whose participation is highly encouraged and funded by travel grants.

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Asia in Care

In 2021, given the health situation, GIS Asie proposed a new event format - two scientific days on the theme: Asia "in care" : the concern for others through the lens of Asian studies. These two days took place online on June 2 and 3, 2021 and brought together nearly 200 participants from 22 countries.

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In 2019, the Congrès Asie was co-organized with the International Institute of Asian Studies, and runned concurrently with ICAS 11 (International Convention of Asian Scholars). It took place on 16-19 July 2019 at the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands.

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Congrès Asie 2017

The Congrès Asie 2017 was organized with and held at Sciences Po (27, rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris). It hosted 900 participants, on 26-29 June 2017.
2017 Congrès Asie Website

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Congrès Asie 2015

The Congrès Asie 2015 was organized with and held at the INALCO (65, rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris). It hosted 700 participants, on 9-11 September 2015.
2015 Congrès Asie Website

Previous editions were held in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2011 on at the initiative of the RĂ©seau Asie.