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I propose that this article and Asian studies be merged. As both articles note: "in recent years the newer term 'Asian studies' has mostly replaced 'Oriental studies'." The content of "Oriental studies" is more comprehensive ("Asian studies" is a stub) so I propose to: 1) Add the content of the "Asian studies" article to this article, 2) make "Asian studies" a redirect to "Oriental studies," 3) move this article to Asian studies (over redirect), and 4) revise the lead of the article and edit for consistency. "Oriental studies" would then be a redirect to the merged article "Asian studies." If there general agreement to do this, I will complete this move on July 10, 2010. Sunray (talk) 17:06, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
I do not support the merger, as the term 'Asian Studies' is only used in mainly US institutions. Like the article states the term 'Asian' is for all intent and purpose no different than 'Oriental' and a merger would just look like a US-centric absorption.Twobells (talk)
I have just removed an entire paragraph of what seems to be uncited personal research, unless you CAN cite PLEASE keep your personal ideology to yourself.Twobells (talk) 18:14, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
Yes you removed almost all the lead, which does not need citations, and whose content is amply cited below. Then you added a very POV sentence, badly expressed. What exactly are your issues here? Please explain on talk before making further changes. Johnbod (talk) 19:14, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
Multiple congresses of orientalists were held in various locations, and orientalists from all over the world gave presentations of their fieldwork in linguistics, ethnography, and other fields, we should really create separate articles about each congress and their participants.Rajmaan (talk) 19:28, 30 December 2012 (UTC)