文化研究國際中心

Reassessing Chinese Diaspora from the South: History, Culture and Narrative

  • 2021-04-09
  • Kevin

Reassessing Chinese Diaspora from the South: History, Culture and Narrative
Thursday to Saturday | 15–17 April 2021 | 3:00pm–6:40pm AEDT
 
Location
China in the World Lecture Theatre,
Building 188, Fellows Lane, Canberra ACT 2600
 
Participants can attend the keynote address either in person or via Zoom.
 
Speakers
Multiple speakers (Keynote address by Prof Ien Ang, Western Sydney University)
Please refer to attached program booklet for more details on the speakers and abstracts.
 
Registration required
The three-day conference will be held online with the exception of the keynote address on 15 April, which will be a face to face event with an online option.
Please register here for the online sessions and here if you wish to attend the keynote address in person. 
 
About  the conference
This symposium aims to offer a platform for a critical assessment of the study of diasporic Chineseness since the end of the war, especially in light of the unsettling developments we are currently witnessing. While the “China factor” preoccupies us in common, the symposium consciously adopts the perspective of the South, seeking to unsettle a China-centric definitive marker of Chinese diaspora and the binary question of “identification with local or China.” Zooming out from the ethno-nationalistic focus of the study of Chinese diaspora, this symposium seeks to explore the concrete intellectual and cultural networks, institutions and productions of the Chinese diaspora in the South in historical and contemporary times. It explores new angles of intersectionality in the field, problematizes the concept of Chinese diaspora and seeks new theoretical intervention into the study of Chinese and Chineseness in/from the South.
Please click here for more information.

About the keynote speaker
Distinguished Professor Ien Ang is a Professor of Cultural Studies and was the founding Director of the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. She is one of the leaders in cultural studies worldwide, with interdisciplinary work spanning many areas of the humanities and social sciences. Her books, including Watching Dallas, Desperately seeking the audience and On not speaking Chinese, are recognised as classics in the field and her work has been translated into many languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Turkish, German, Korean, and Spanish. Her most recent books are Chinatown Unbound: Trans-Asian Urbanism in the Age of China(Rowman and Littlefield, 2019, co-authored with Kay Anderson et al) and Cultural diplomacy: beyond the national interest(Routledge, 2016, co-edited with Yudhishthir Raj Isar and Phillip Mar).