Continuing a tradition of gathering scholars interested in Thai Studies, Northern Illinois University invites participation in a scholarly conference to be held on the NIU campus in DeKalb, Illinois. As with the previous conferences which have alternated venues in Thailand and abroad, the Ninth ICTS will embrace a broad definition of Thai studies to include studies of all ethnic groups within the Kingdom of Thailand, as well as Thai/Tai peoples of Southeast Asia, India and China. Papers and presentations from all scholarly disciplines and all intellectual perspectives will be included.
The Ninth ICTS has been intentionally scheduled April 3 - 6, 2005 in DeKalb, Illinois to follow the March 31 - April 3, 2005 annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies in Chicago, Illinois (some 65 miles east of DeKalb, Illinois).
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