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Gene Luen Yang to present “Asian Americans and Comics” on June 10

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, in partnership with the Wexner Center for the Arts, will host award-winning cartoonist Gene Luen Yang on Friday, June 10.  Yang, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, is the author of the award-winning graphic novels American Born Chinese and Boxers and Saints.
The opening reception of Good Grief!: Children and Comics will be held from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Cartoon Library & Museum’s Will Eisner Seminar Room. Light refreshments will be served. At 7:00 p.m, Yang will present “Asian Americans and Comics” in the Wexner Center Film/Video Theater. A book signing will follow the event, which is free and open to the public. For further information, visit the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum website.
Abstract: Asian Americans represent one of the largest demographics working in U.S. comic book industry today.   How did Asian Americans come to be so involved in this medium, and what does their work as writers, artists, editors, and publishers mean for the industry?  Award-winning cartoonist Gene Luen Yang will explore these issues by discussing the historical portrayals of Asians and Asian Americans in American comics, commonalities between modern comics and traditional Asian art, prominent Asian American cartoonists, and how being an Asian American has shaped his own work in comics.

“This Land Is Our Land”: Chinese Pluralities Through the Americas An International Conference of the Chinese Historical Society of America

“This Land Is Our Land”: Chinese Pluralities Through the Americas
An International Conference of the Chinese Historical Society of America


Conference Dates: October 6–8, 2017
Location: Hilton San Francisco
750 Kearny Street (Financial District)

San Francisco, CA 94108


The Conference
Among scholars of China and Chinese in the Americas, the heterogeneity of Chinese subjectivities and global diasporas is uncontested, but homogeneous classification and representation, specifically in reference to the “Chinese” obfuscates their embedded diversity.
This includes the histories, movements, dialects, foodways, religious beliefs and practices, ethnic communities, political ideologies, transpacific and transnational linkages, and networks.
“This Land Is Our Land”: Chinese Pluralities Through the Americas seeks to unpack, (re)examine, re(focus), (re)calibrate, and (re)imagine the pluralities of “Chinese” experiences within, among, and through the Americas—historically and presently. We enjoin participants to take a global view of the Chinese experience in the Americas. The primary focus of this Conference is research on any and all aspects of Chinese American history, Chinese American studies, and Chinese in Americas.

Call for Papers
We invite submissions by scholars, graduate students, community members, activists, artists, filmmakers, journalists, professionals, and people who work for non-profit organizations that serve Chinese communities in the Americas. We welcome submissions of oral histories, local community histories, and other historically related narratives. Submissions can be individual papers, panel discussions, workshops, and/or roundtables related to the conference theme, as well as the following topics related to pluralities:

Expansions:
We wish to expand the boundaries and borders of Chinese American history, and by extension, Chinese in Americas and Chinese American studies. In addition to the primary conference theme, we invite explorations of the experiences of Chinese immigrants (from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other diasporic Chinese communities and subjects) in Canada and South/Latin America (i.e. Cuba, Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, and so on); and explorations of the émigrés of the Sinophone diaspora as revealed by the Sino-Southeast Asian American communities and experiences.

Inclusions:
We wish to include diverse and plural perspectives of Chinese American history, and Chinese in Americas and Chinese American subjects. In particular, we wish to include critical research that explores issues among Queer or LBTQQI Chinese/Chinese Americans; youth; undocumented Americans; the disenfranchised; the elderly; and colonized “Chinese” subjects.

Currents: We invite research that explores the currents, crossings, and connections of subjects, communities, cultures, and ideas from “China” and the global Chinese diaspora to the Americas. The ebb and flow of currents and movements of plural subjects to the Americas is nested in global networks and linkages, structural forces and policies, and formal and informal connections. Critical new and fresh perspectives and investigations of Chinese American history, and on Chinese in Americas and Chinese American studies, directly or tangentially related to the dynamics of currents, crossings, and connections—tangible and intangible—are welcomed.

Submission Procedure and Process
Selection for participation in the conference will be conducted by peer-review by the Conference Organizing Committee.

Timeline
·       May 30, 2016: 150-200 words abstract and 2-page CV is due. Submit to email conference2017@chsa.org.
·       June 1, 2016: Notification of acceptance. Request for visa letter available.
·       July 1, 2016: Early registration begins; ends March 30, 2017.
·       Participants must register by April 30, 2017 to be included in the printed and online program.
·       April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017: Regular registration.
·                 On-site registration: October 6–8, 2017

The Conference is hosted by the Chinese Historical Society of America.

Principal organizer: Jonathan H. X. Lee, Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University

About the Chinese Historical Society of America

The Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) promotes the contributions and legacy of the Chinese in America through its exhibitions, publications, and educational and public programs in the Museum and Learning Center. The Chinese Historical Society of America is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural, and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America. When founded in 1963, there were fewer than 250,000 people of Chinese descent living in the United States and CHSA was a lone voice for the study and dissemination of the history of this segment of the U.S. population. Today, as the number of Chinese in the U.S. has risen to nearly 4 million, CHSA strives to be a responsible steward of the remarkable narrative of this rapidly growing and increasingly visible community. We are housed in the landmark Julia Morgan-designed Chinatown YWCA building, 965 Clay Street, San Francisco.

The Journal of World Confederation of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies (The First Issue)

华侨华人文献学刊
The Journal of World Confederation of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies

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H & P Call 2016 for Chinese American Archives, Collections and Librarians

Title: Call for Paper Submissions

Published annually since 1987, Chinese America: History and Perspectives—the Journal of the Chinese Historical Society of America, a peer-review journal published by the Chinese Historical Society of America is currently accepting articles for its 2016 Special Issue. The journal welcomes research on any and all aspects of Chinese American Archives, Collections, and Librarians that includes but is not limited to introduction to primary sources, genealogies and family history, special collections, digitizing projects, resource sharing and open access, and oral histories of Chinese American librarians. In addition, Chinese America: History and Perspectives welcomes local community histories, and other historically related narratives.

Contributors are encouraged to submit an abstract prior to submitting a full paper. The deadline for the abstract submissions is March 30, 2016. After the initial reviewing process, full articles for the selected abstracts should be submitted by May 31, 2016. The word count range must be between 3000-8000 words, not including references and endnotes. Photographs are welcome as long as contributor can grant copyright permission, and provide a high resolution version of it.

All accepted authors will have to be or become members of Chinese Historical Society of America before their works are published by the journal. Membership information is available at: http://chsa.org/support/membership/

Manuscripts should be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style.

Chinese America: History and Perspectives is a scholarly indexed journal available through EBSCO, PQ, JSTOR, Libris, etc.

A few specific pointers:

  • Avoid footnotes.  All notes should be placed at the end of the article as endnotes.
  • Do not use double spaces.  Use only single spaces between sentences.

Contributors will be sent a copyedited proof for review before publication.

Submissions should be sent to Guest Editor, Dr. Yan He at hey@ohio.edu.

About CHSA
The Chinese Historical Society of America promotes the contributions and legacy of the Chinese in America through its exhibitions, publications, and educational and public programs in the Museum and Learning Center. The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America. When founded in 1963, there were fewer than 250,000 people of Chinese descent living in the US and CHSA was a lone voice for the study and dissemination of the history of this segment of the US population. Today, as the number of Chinese in the US has risen to nearly 4 million, CHSA strives to be a responsible steward of the remarkable narrative of this rapidly growing and increasingly visible community. We are housed in the landmark Julia Morgan-designed Chinatown YWCA building at 965 Clay Street, San Francisco.

Sincerely,
Yan He

He, Yan
hey@ohio.edu
Guest Editor
Chinese America: History and Perspectives

[CFP]The 9th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas, July 6-9, 2016 (第九届ISSCO世界海外华人研究学会国际研讨会,2016年7月6-9日)

ISSCO 2016 Call For Papers

ISSCO 2016 Chinese Version CFP

Emerging Identities: Contemporary and Historical Chinese Migrations

The 9th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) will take place in Vancouver, Canada from July 6-9, 2016. Founded in 1992 by Professors Wang Gungwu, Wang Ling-Chi and a multidisciplinary group of scholars, ISSCO is a scholarly organization that seeks to promote research and understanding of the historical and contemporary experiences of Chinese migrants and their descendants living outside of mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. ISSCO holds a major international conference every three years. Previous ISSCO international conferences have been held in San Francisco, Hong Kong, Manila, Taipei, Copenhagen, Beijing, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. ISSCO also holds smaller regional conferences on an annual basis. Previous ISSCO regional conferences have been held in Cuba, South Africa, New Zealand, Panama and other countries.

Vancouver 2016 will be the first ISSCO conference to be held in North America in nearly twenty-five years. Perched on Canada’s beautiful Pacific coast and consistently rated as one of the world’s “most liveable” cities, Vancouver is also home to one of North America’s oldest and most vibrant and rapidly growing Chinese populations. ISSCO Vancouver will showcase the rich history and contemporary relevance of Vancouver’s Chinese Canadian communities, including Vancouver’s role in the making of the Cantonese Pacific, as well as emerging changes shaped by new patterns of emigration from China.

ISSCO Vancouver 2016 welcomes panel proposals and individual paper and poster session proposals from members and non-members including academics, librarians and archivists, graduate students and undergraduate students. The conference will accept papers in both English and Chinese. Paper proposals should include a 300-500 word abstract, a 150-word personal bio and a cv of no more than two pages with your email address and phone number included. Panel proposals should include the above as well as a panel abstract of 300-500 words. Abstracts, personal bios and cv’s should be sent in a single attachment in either Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich File (.rft) format. Name the attachment with your last name and the words “paper proposal” (for individual paper proposals) or the panel organizer’s last name and the words “panel proposal” (for panel presentations). The text should be prepared on letter/A4 size paper (8” x 11”), single-spaced and in 12-point font. Please email your submission to <ISSCO.2016@ubc.ca>.

The conference organizers welcome paper and panel proposals on all aspects of the study of Chinese overseas. Potential themes include but are not limited to the following: new digital technologies and their role in shaping Chinese identities; Chinese relations with indigenous peoples; museums and the commemoration of Chinese migrant experience; gender and Chinese migration; Chinatowns and the changing ethno-landscapes of North American cities; language, education and the construction of Chinese identities; literature and the construction and transmission of Chinese identity; Chinese and non-Chinese mixed identities; Chinese overseas business networks; immigration policies and their impacts; the impact of the Cold War on global Chinese migrations.

Conference Conveners:

  • Glen Peterson (History, University of British Columbia)
  • Henry Yu (History and St. John’s College, University of British Columbia)

Organizing Committee:

  • Tina Chen (History, University of Manitoba)
  • Zhongping Chen (History, University of Victoria)
  • Winnie Cheung (President, The Pacific Canada Heritage Centre — Museum of Migration Society)
  • Lily Cho (English, York University)
  • Paul Crowe (Humanities, Simon Fraser University)
  • Chris Lee (English, University of British Columbia)
  • Eva Xiaoling Li (Sociology, University of Saskatchewan)
  • Jack Leong (Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto)
  • Peter Li (Sociology, University of Saskatchewan)
  • Keith Lowe (Independent Scholar)
  • Bernard Luk (History, York University)
  • Lisa Mar (History, University of Toronto)
  • Alison Marshall (Religion, Brandon University)
  • John Price (History, University of Victoria)
  • Eleanor Ty (English and Film Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Lloyd Wong (Sociology, University of Calgary).
  • Eleanor Yuen (formerly Asian Library, University of British Columbia)
  • Li Zong (Sociology, University of Saskatchewan)

Important Deadlines

  • Deadline for Submissions: October 31, 2015.
  • Acceptance Notification: January 2016.
  • Deadline for Final Paper Submission: May 22, 2016.

Conference website: http://2016issco.arts.ubc.ca

形塑中的认同:当代与历史之华人移民

第九届世界海外华人研究学会(ISSCO)国际研讨会将于2016年7月6日至7月9日于加拿大温哥华举行。世界海外华人研究学会创立于1992年由王賡武教授和王灵智教授,致力于推广华人移民历史与当代议题研究。学会每三年定期举行一次大型国际研讨会,相继于旧金山、香港、马尼拉、台北、哥本哈根、新加坡和吉隆坡等地举行,区域年会亦曾于古巴、南非、纽西兰、巴拿马等国家举行。

2016年ISSCO国际研讨会将是近25年来第一次在北美洲举行,温哥华座落于加拿大的美丽海岸并长年获选全球最宜居城市之一,该地的华人社群不仅生气蓬勃,人口亦快速成长,2016年ISSCO温哥华研讨会将带领您探访该城市历史悠久的当代华人社群。

2016年ISSCO国际研讨会诚挚邀请您提交专题演讲、个人论文及海报提案,欢迎各界学术研究者、圖書管理員、檔案保管員、研究生及本科生参与,不限会员或非会员。提案可以中文或英文形式缴交,论文提案须包括300至500字摘要、150字个人介绍及2页以内简历,并附上邮箱地址及联络电话 ,专题演讲除以上内容外另需附上300至500字的专题演讲摘要。

摘要、个人介绍及简历请以单一档案,以及Microsoft Word(.doc or .docx)或Rich File(.rft)格式寄送,并以「论文发表者姓氏+paper proposal」或「专题演讲主持人姓氏+panel proposal」将档案命名。提案稿件请以letter/A4大小(8” x 11”)、单行间距及字体12大小撰写,发送至会议邮箱<ISSCO.2016@ubc.ca>。

我们欢迎海外华人研究相关之所有领域,包括且不限于:新数位科技于华人认同所扮演之角色,华人与原住民之互动,华人移民经验相关博物馆与纪念节日,北美中国城与民族变迁,语言、教育、文学与华人身份认同建构,华人与非华人之多重认同,海外华人企业网路,移民政策及其影响,冷战对全球华人移民之影响等议题。

研讨会召集人

  • Glen Peterson (History, University of British Columbia)
  • Henry Yu (History and St. John’s College, University of British Columbia)

理事会成员

  • Tina Chen (History, University of Manitoba)
  • Zhongping Chen (History, University of Victoria)
  • Winnie Cheung (President, The Pacific Canada Heritage Centre — Museum of Migration Society)
  • Lily Cho (English, York University)
  • Paul Crowe (Humanities, Simon Fraser University)
  • Chris Lee (English, University of British Columbia)
  • Eva Xiaoling Li (Sociology, University of Saskatchewan)
  • Jack Leong (Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto)
  • Peter Li (Sociology, University of Saskatchewan)
  • Keith Lowe (Independent Scholar)
  • Bernard Luk (History, York University)
  • Lisa Mar (History, University of Toronto)
  • Alison Marshall (Religion, Brandon University)
  • John Price (History, University of Victoria)
  • Eleanor Ty (English and Film Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Lloyd Wong (Sociology, University of Calgary).
  • Eleanor Yuen (formerly Asian Library, University of British Columbia)
  • Li Zong (Sociology, University of Saskatchewan)

重要日程

征稿截止:2015年10月31日

结果通知:2016年1月

最终论文缴交截止:2016年5月22日

会议网站

http://2016issco.arts.ubc.ca

The 6th International Conference of Institutes & Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies

The 6th International Conference of Institutes & Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies.

CFP – Race, Mobility and Imperial Networks: Charting the Transnational Asia-Pacific World, 1800-2015

CFP – Race, Mobility and Imperial Networks: Charting the Transnational Asia-Pacific World, 1800-2015
by Catherine Gomes
CALL FOR PAPERS
Race, Mobility and Imperial Networks: Charting the Transnational Asia-Pacific World, 1800-2015
Melbourne, 9-11 November, 2015.
‘Race, Mobility and Imperial Networks’ will be a multi-disciplinary conference co-hosted by RMIT University and La Trobe University. In the wake of the transnational turn, we have begun to appreciate the global networks that produced and continue to produce imperial spaces. The world of the Pacific Rim, encompassing the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand and British Columbia; the Americas and Asia was partly defined by mobility, ocean-crossings and forced migration. It is also a space that has been configured by European, American and Asian imperial powers with attending notions of racial or ethnic taxonomies. Abstracts are invited for papers or panels that explore the histories, laws and cultures of mobility, identity and variegated colonial and postcolonial spaces. We hope these will enhance understandings of how space and mobility have been mutually constitutive, as well as the ways mobility and stillness have played a role in the accommodation and resistance of imperial pressures. While concepts of race have hardened into fixed categories in the last two centuries, peoples’ mobility has also propelled them through numerous impositions of racial identity. How did cross-cultural and co-ethnic connections and networks, made by mobile subjects, reconfigure ideas of race? More recently, have new inroads in media and communication changed the ways in which race is constructed and experienced? Individual papers and panels may include but are not restricted to the following themes:

* Interactive histories of race, place and mobility;
* Historical and contemporary makings of the transnational Pacific and Asian Worlds;
* The role of media and communication in connecting and shaping diasporas;
* Indigenous and subaltern peoples’ mobility and formations of space;
* Interrogating ideas of ‘de-racialisation’ in a ‘post-racial’ world.

Select papers will be published in a special edition of Australian Historical Studies.

Keynote Speakers:
Prof Tony Ballantyne, University of Otago
Prof Keith Comacho, University of California Los Angeles
Prof Lynette Russell, Monash University
A/Prof Amanda Wise, Macquarie University

Convenors:
A/Prof Tracey Banivanua Mar, La Trobe University
Dr Catherine Gomes, RMIT University
With postgraduate convenors
Nadia Rhook, La Trobe University
Andonis Piperoglou, La Trobe University

Please submit abstracts for papers, panels and roundtables to:
rminconference2015@gmail.com
The final date for submission of abstracts will be 27 February 2015.

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, September 26, 2014 – April 19, 2015

Source from:
http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/chineseamerican

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion explores the centuries-long history of trade and immigration between China and the United States—a history that involved New York from its very beginnings—and will raise the question “What does it mean to be an American?” The exhibit narrative extends from the late eighteenth century to the present and includes all regions of the country, thus interpreting the Chinese American saga as a key part of American history.

Within the exhibition, rich in media and artifacts, will be little-known stories, such as the voyage of the Empress of China, which set sail from New York in the late eighteenth century; how young Chinese boys were sent by their government to study at elite New England schools during the nineteenth century; the unprecedented immigration legislation known as the Exclusion Act of 1882, which barred most Chinese from entering the United States; the nineteenth-century newspaper, called Chinese American, and its founder Wong Chin Foo; and the Chinese American activists who used the American justice system to try to overturn the Exclusion Act.

SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US!

To illustrate this exhibition, we are highlighting the stories of the lives, achievements, culture, and rich diversity of Chinese Americans. We invite you to share your experience with a personal story and photo. Some submissions may be featured in the exhibition and online. To learn more, click here.
The New-York Historical Society recognizes the leadership support of
Oscar Tang and Agnes Hsu-Tang – Tang Family Foundation
for Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion.

Generous funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities,
the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Achelis and Bodman Foundations,
and Harold J. and Ruth Newman.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from
the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society are made possible, in part, by the
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

[CFP](ISSCO) International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas Regional Conference in Seoul. May 28-31, 2015

CFP International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas Regional Conference in Seoul

“East Asia and the Chinese Overseas”
2015 Regional Conference
International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO)
Seoul, May 28-31, 2015

The 2015 ISSCO regional conference will be held at the Seoul National University (SNU) in Seoul, South Korean, on 29 May 2015. This will be jointly organized with the Seoul National University (China Center of Graduate School of International Studies). Given the increasing global significance of China and East Asia and the roles of the Chinese overseas, the conference will focus on the theme “East Asia and the Chinese Overseas.” ISSCO members and interested scholars are welcome to submit individual papers or panel proposals. Relevant topics include, for example, the impact of China on the Chinese overseas and their countries; connection between the Chinese overseas and China; Chinese overseas in and from Korea and Japan; Taiwan and the Chinese overseas; Chinese overseas and East Asia.

Main conference information is as follows:

Theme: “East Asia and the Chinese Overseas”
Dates:
– 28 May 2015: arrival and registration
– 29 May 2015: conference
– 30-31 May 2015: field trip (optional)
Venue: GSIS of Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Accommodation: Hoam Faculty House (Guest House of SNU)
• Direct shuttle service from Incheon International Airport by Bus # 6017, and a 15-minute walk to the conference venue).
• Campus accommodation must be booked before 28 February 2015
Conference language: English and Chinese

Individual Paper and Panel Submission Deadlines: 31 December 2014
• Individual paper submission: Please submit your paper title and an abstract of not more than 150 words. Please include with your submission the following information: name, affiliation, job title if relevant, and e-mail address. If your presentation is in Chinese, please also provide an English translation of your paper title and abstract.
• Panel proposal submission: Please submit your panel title and description, and all titles/abstracts of your panel participants (preferably 3-4 participants). Please include with your submission the following information: name, affiliation, job title if relevant, and e-mail address of all panel participants. If your proposal is in Chinese, please also provide an English translation.

Acceptance letter: To be issued by 31 January 2015
Conference website: To be arranged
Contact information:
• Miss Soo Young AN sooyoung.an.2011@gmail.com or
• Prof. Youngrok Cheong yrcheong@snu.ac.kr

Madeline Y. Hsu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of History
Core faculty, Center for Asian American Studies
Affiliated faculty, Department of Asian Studies

Mailing address:
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of History
128 Inner Campus Drive, Stop B7000
Austin, TX 78712
512-475-7850

4th Announcement: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CHINESE INDONESIAN STUDIES. 05-06 February 2015. Bandung. Indonesia

NTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CHINESE INDONESIAN STUDIES

CHINESE DIASPORA TRADITION IN INDONESIA NATION BUILDING:
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

tra•di•tion noun \trə-ˈdi-shən\
: a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that has been used by the people in a particular group, family, society, etc., for a long time
: the stories, beliefs, etc., that have been part of the culture of a group of people for a long time —used to say that someone has qualities which are like the qualities of another well-known person or group of people from the past

Source: Miriam-Webster Dictionary

The existence of Chinese Indonesian can never be removed from the whole Indonesia nation building. Since the reformation era, the existence of Chinese Indonesian ethnicity with all its cultural attribute are clearly expressed after a long hibernation during the former governance. This is a good opportunity for scholars, leaders, engineers, physicists, economist, artist, lawyers, even politicians to develop studies about Chinese Indonesian’s ethnicity and all their aspects, including their local tradition.
More than thirty years of hibernation had caused discontinuity of tradition. Many Chinese Indonesian local tradition vanished because it was no longer passed to the younger generation. The inevitable pressure of modernity and globalization is a great challenge for the late Chinese Indonesian local tradition to bloom. Yet this condition initiate the opportunity of revitalization and redevelopment of Chinese Indonesian local tradition. The issue is that how do we have to respond such condition? The response might be to rejuvenate and enliven the old local tradition, or to create a new culture that still adopt the past tradition but facilitate current context. Moreover, the issue grows to the position of such contribution in Indonesia nation building.

This conference aims to recognize Chinese Indonesian local tradition, to identify challenges and search opportunities in order to blend those valuable tradition as inseparable part of Chinese Indonesian ethnicity as part of the whole nation building. This living tradition of Chinese Indonesian gathers many living aspect tradition including thinking, ritual, sociological, language, architecture, law, business, political and many more.

Sub-Themes for conference:
1. Whose tradition?
Questioning the possessions of one traditions deployed in the life of Chinese Indonesians. Referring to the historical development of one tradition, understanding transmission of traditions between generations and the linkage between particular tradition with authority and the life of the nation.

2. Which tradition?
Understanding traditions as a comprehensive product of culture that influenced by so many different cultures encountered. Referring to find the core culture of particular traditions and its effect on the life of the Chinese Indonesian in the nation building context.

3. Strategic implementation of Chinese Diaspora tradition in nation building process
Understanding challenges, finding opportunities and implement strategies of the tradition in developing nation building mosaic.

Field of Study:
01. Philosophy
02. Language and Culture
03. Art and Design
04. Architecture
05. Medicine
06. Popular believes, religion
07. Economics
08. Technology
09. Laws& Politics
10. Psychology
11. Sociology & Anthropology
12. Agriculture
13. Industry
14. Politics

Conference Language:
English, Chinese, and Indonesian
Conference Date:
05-06 February 2015 .
Followed by optional field trip by train to Cirebon and bus tour in Cirebon area, for 3 days and 2 nights on 07-09 February 2015

Conference Venue:
Maranatha Christian University
Gate # 4
Building GAP
Jln. Prof. drg. Surya Sumantri no 65
Bandung, 40164
West Java, INDONESIA
Conference Schedule:
Abstract Submission : 09 August 2014 extended to 31st August 2014.
Abstract Notification : 06 September 2014
Full Paper Submission : 15 November 2014
Paper Notification : 06 December 2014
FINAL Paper Submission : 20 December 2014
Submission Requierements:
All papers must be written in English, Chinese or Indonesian.
All abstracts and papers will be blind reviewed and selected papers will be presented at the conference and will be published as a specific titled book with ISBN.
The book will be sold as optional ordered.
Papers must be original and have not been published before.
Abstract must be written in not more than 350 words with a title and the name of the author(s). Abstract must also followed by the CV of the author(s) and notify on which sub themes it refers to.
Full paper maximum up to 10 ( ten ) pages of A4.
Abstract submission by email to: ccds@maranatha.edu
Conference fee (early bird up to 15th December 2014):
International Participant : 50 USD
Indonesian Participant : 500.000 IDR
International Presenter : 65 USD
Indonesian Presenter : 650.000 IDR
Indonesian student participant (showing the student card) : 250,000 IDR

Conference fee. (16th December 2014 – 4th February 2015) :
International Participant : USD 85.- USD Indonesian Participant : Rp. 850,000.- International Presenter : USD 100.- Indonesian Participant : Rp. 1,000.000.-

Direct show at venue,
International participant: USD 100.-
Indonesian participant : Rp. 1,000,000.-

Payment through :
Bank BCA, Bandung.
Account no. 233 264 1141.
Name : Krismanto Kusbiantoro

The fee includes welcome dinner, lunches and coffee breaks during conference and a seminar kit.
For presenters, The fee includes a DVD of complete articles and compiled abstracts monograph.
Please note that expenses associated with hotel accommodation, travels and any additional excursion are not covered by the conference fee.
Field Trip to Cirebon area will be conducted after the conference as an optional program. It is a 3-days and 2 nights program, travel by train to Cirebon and bus for city tour in Cirebon area. Cirebon is an old city at the seashore with many Chinese dwelling artifacts, historical Chinese temples, Old Sultanate Kraton (palace), Markets. Where part of city old area demolished by the current economic development, quickly pushed out the existing cultural heritages. A suburb of depleted China town Jamblang will be visited with their old houses, together with Trusmi nearby batik village.
Field Trip fee:
International Participant : 200 USD
Indonesian Participant : 2,000.000 IDR
The fee includes shared room accommodation in Cirebon in a 3* hotel for two nights, 2 breakfasts and 3 lunches, snacks during the trip, transportation and guided tour program. Additional 50 USD/ 500.000 IDR for participants who prefers unshared room.

Board of Committee:
1. Prof. Benjamin Soenarko (Maranatha Christian University). bsoenarko@yahoo.com 2. Sugiri Kustedja, Ir., MT. (Maranatha Christian University). xietiangong2012@gmail.com 3. Prof. Esther H. Kuntjara (Petra Christian University). estherk@peter.petra.ac.id 4. Dr. Stefanus Suprajitno (Petra Christian University). steph@peter.petra.ac.id 5. B. Danang Setianto, SH., LL.M, MIL (Soegiyopranoto Catholic University). benny@unika.ac.id 6. Dr. Tyas Susanti (Soegijapranata Catholic University). tyas_susanti@yahoo.com 7. Prof. Nie De Ning (Xiamen University). dnnie@xmu.edu.cn 8. Prof. Shi xueqin (Xiamen University). xqshi68@xmu.edu.cn

This conference is supported by:
1. Centre of Chinese Diaspora Studies Maranatha Christian University. Bandung, Indonesia.
2. Centre of Chinese Indonesian Studies Petra Christian University. Surabaya, Indonesia.
3. Research School for Southeast Asian Studies Xiamen University. Xiamen, China 4. Soegijapranata Catholic University. Semarang, Indonesia.

For further information, please contact:
Dr. Krismanto Kusbiantoro, MT.
Faculty of Arts and Design
Maranatha Christian University
Jl. Prof. Drg. Surya Sumantri 65
Bandung, Indonesia.
phn: +62-22-2012186 ext 1600
fax: +62-22-2015154

or

Dr. Ir. Sugiri Kustedja, MT.
Centre for Chinese Diaspora Studies (CCDS) Maranatha Christian University Bandung, Indonesia.

email: ccds@maranatha.edu