30 September 2008

CFP - Bananas-ISSCO conference "Rising Dragon, Soaring Bananas" - 18-19 July 2009 (Auckland, NZ; Deadline: 30 Nov 2008)

Rising Dragon, Soaring Bananas
18-19 July 2009

Opening Reception – Fale Pasifika, University of Auckland, Friday 17 July 2009


The popular Banana Conference series has been running annually since 2005. It is the signature event of the New Zealand Chinese Association, celebrating the journeys of the local Chinese community, exploring identity issues which Chinese New Zealanders face in the changing socio-economic climate of recent times.

International speakers have been invited to give global viewpoints and to make comparative studies. For some details of past conferences please see http://www.goingbananas.org.nz/

The 2009 Conference will be held jointly with ISSCO, the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas.

Papers are called on the following themes:
  • Chinese & Indigenous Interactions
  • China Under the International Spotlight and the Chinese Overseas
  • Accidental Oriental – Exploration of Identity
  • Free Trade Agreement – Dancing with the Dragon (the role of Chinese Overseas)
  • Creative Overseas Chinese – the New Cool
  • What Place Chinese Language & Culture
  • China Rising – The Chinese Century and the Chinese Overseas
  • Building Bridges between Old & New Migrants
  • Chinese International Organisations

Please submit an abstract (around 300 words) on one of the above themes, together with a brief biographical statement, and send these via email to Manying Ip, School of Asian Studies, University of Auckland by 10 November 2008. my.ip@auckland.ac.nz

You are strongly encouraged to work with colleagues and fellow researchers to form a panel to present different papers under the same theme, using multi-disciplinary approaches. In particular, we welcome papers with a strong theoretical framework, and papers and panels with comparative viewpoints.

You will be notified of the acceptance of your proposal by the end of November 2008.