Program (the 1st Conference)

Thursday, March 23
4:00 – 7:00 pm        Conference Registration
7:00 – 9:00 pm        Reception
8:00 – 9:00 pm        Organizing Committee MeetingFriday, March 24
9:00 – 11:30 am      Opening Plenary SessionWelcome:
1.  Robert Glidden, President, Ohio University
2.  Julia Zimmerman, Dean, Ohio University Libraries
3.  Shao You-Bao, Founder of the Shao CenterKeynote Addresses:
1.  Evelyn Hu-DeHart, University of Colorado at Boulder
From Area Studies to Ethnic Studies: An Approach to the Study of the Chinese Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2.  Ching Kim See, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Library, Singapore.
Regional Resource centre for Information and Documentation on Southeast Asian Chinese Studies: A Virtual Reality in Singapore?

1:30 – 3:30 pm
Panel 1:  Locating, Collecting, and Preserving Resources on Overseas Chinese
Chair: Raymond Lum (Harvard-Yenching Library)

  • Wei Chi Poon, Asian American Studies Collections at the University of California, Berkeley (University of California, Berkeley)
  • J. Sheau-yueh Chao, Newman Library and Library Cooperation in Overseas Chinese Studies (City University of New York, Baruch College)
  • Teresa Mei, The Asian Collections at Cornell University (Cornell University)
  • Melvin P.Thatcher, Genealogical Sources for Overseas Chinese on Microfilm at the Genealogical Society of Utah (Genealogical Society of Utah)
  • Wang Bailin, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall  (Kobe Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall)
  • Fiona Siew-Lai Lee, Because You Are One of Us: Experiences of Resource Collection within Chinese Communities in Western Australia (Curtin University)
  • Teresita Ang See, International Collaboration, Research, Publications and Advocacy on Ethnic Chinese Issues: The Kaisa Experience in the Philippines (Kaisa Heritage Center)
  • Zhiyuan Chen, Resources and Supports for Overseas Chinese Studies in Hispanic Countries (Appalachian State University)
  • Ban Seng Hoe, Chinese Community and Traditions in Canada (Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Panel 2:  Research Projects on Overseas Chinese
Chair: Vibert Cambridge (Ohio University)

  • Junhao Hong, Overseas Chinese Media (State University of New York at Buffalo)
  • Nakano Katsuhiko, Tung Ya Pao – the Earliest Chinese Newspaper in Japan (Ritsumeiken University)
  • Wada Masahiro and Lu Yizhong, Overseas Chinese Businessmen and Modern Maritime Trade in Mojiko (Kyushu Society for Overseas Chinese Studies)
  • Wang Wei, Reformation of Festivals and Ethnicity among the Overseas Chinese Communities – A Comparative Analysis of Nagasaki, Kobe, and Yokohama Chinese Communities  (Chubu University)
  • Hongshan Li. From Students to Immigrants: An Overlooked Addition to the Overseas Chinese Community (Kent State University)
  • Shi-Yeoung Tang, Introduction to ISSP and Its Research Project of the History of Chinese Overseas  (Academia Sinica)
  • Andrew Dikariov, Overseas Chinese Immigration to Russia during the 1990s (Russian Academy of Sciences)
  • Xiaobing Li  and Yi Sun, Cultural Assimilation and Community Re-organization: A New Experience of Chinese Immigrants in America after WWII (University of Central Oklahoma and University of San Diego)

6:30-8:30 pm   Welcome Dinner
Hosts: President and Mrs. Robert GliddenSaturday, March 25
9:00 – 11:00 am
Panel 3:  Digitizing and Sharing Resources on Overseas Chinese
Chairs: Shirley W. Leung (Hong Kong Baptist University) and Kent Mulliner (Ohio University)

  • Zhang Liansheng, Electronic Information Business and Development of Overseas Chinese Studies (Beijing Boliqun Electronic Information Co.)
  • Shirley Leung, Collection of Clippings on Overseas Chinese at Hong Kong Baptist University Library (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • Yugui Guo, The Eventual Tendency: to Integrate Chinese Scientists and Engineers into International Community of Science (Community of Science, Inc.)
  • Shuming Bao, The Chinese Economists Society (CES) and the University of Michigan China Data Center (University of Michigan)
  • Duan Yuezhong, Data Center of Chinese in Japan (Riben Qiaobao)

Panel 4:  Publication and Organization              Chair: Hwa-Wei Lee (Dean Emeritus, Ohio University Libraries)

  • Chen Laixing, Kobe Center for Overseas Chinese Studies (Kobe Society for Overseas Chinese Studies)
  • Jie Zhang, A Brief Introduction to the Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the U.S. (State University of New York at Buffalo)
  • Jeff Liang Gen Zheng, The History and Prospect of the Chinese Schools Association in the United States (Chinese School Association in the U.S.)
  • Ichikawa Nobuchika, Kyushu Society for Overseas Chinese Studies (Kyushu Society for Overseas Chinese Studies)
  • Zhang Yinglong, The Overseas Chinese Research Center at Jinan University (Jinan University)
  • Chang Hsi Cheh, Report on the Activities of the Headquarters of the Overseas Chinese Associations, ROC  (Headquarters of the Overseas Chinese Associations, ROC)
  • Yuan Ding, Overseas Chinese Studies at Zhongshan University (Zhongshan University)
  • Lee Ying-hui, Present Conditions and Future Prospect of National Chi-Nan University (National Chi Nan University)
  • Chen Hurng Yu, The ROC Society of Overseas Chinese Studies (ROC Society of Overseas Chinese Studies)
  • Chen Wenshou, China Society for Overseas Chinese History/China Institute for Ethnic Chinese History (China Society for Overseas Chinese History)
  • Gordon Chi-kai Cheung, The Research Program on Ethnicity and Overseas Chinese Economics (Lingnan University)

11:15 am – Noon      Planning Committee Meeting
12:15 -1:30 pm         Farewell Lunch. Host: Dr. Shao You-Bao
1:45 – 2:45 pm          Closing Plenary Session
Reports by Session Chairs
Farewell remarks:
Hwa-Wei Lee (Dean Emeritus, Ohio University Libraries; Advisor of Shao Center)
Chang Hsi Cheh (President, Headquarters of the Overseas Chinese Associations, ROC)
3:00 – 5:00 pm          Exhibits of Institutions and Libraries on Overseas Chinese Studies/Exploration
Fair for Cooperative Projects
5:30 – 7:00 pm          Dinner (Ohio University Inn, Restaurant)

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