June 21-22, 2011 The Chinese University of Hong Kong


ISSCO Conference Announcement

The International Society for the Studies of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) and the Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong are organizing an international conference on Chinese Overseas: Culture, Religions and Worldview. Scholars and researchers interested in presenting papers or organizing conference panels are welcome. Details are as follows.

Conference theme: Chinese Overseas: Culture, Religions and Worldview

Rationale:  The theme is intentionally broad to enable more scholars to participate. Papers on various aspects of the history and cultural life of the Chinese overseas (Chinese diasporas) are welcome, and it is hoped that there will be significant number of papers on religions and worldview (such as the Confucian worldview) of the Chinese overseas as these aspects have not been systematically studied. This conference will thus provide a forum for discussing various aspects of Chinese cultural life. Some possible topics include: Education; Religions and Migration; Religions, Localization and Identities; Chinese Philosophies and Chinese Overseas; Cultural Reproduction and Identities; Weddings and Funerals; Family and Transnational Networks, etc.

Conference organizers: ISSCO and the Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong [Co-sponsored by Chung Chi College and New Asia College]

Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Shatin, NT, Hong Kong

Date: June 21-22, 2011

Title and abstract deadline: 31 January 2011

Panel proposals deadline: 31 January 2011. [For panel presentations, paper titles and abstracts should be sent via the panel chair]

Please complete the individual reply form and/or panel reply form and submit it to Dr. TAN Chee-Beng ( or Dr. WU Keping (

Registration Fee: US$90 for ISSCO members, US$100 for non-members, US$50 for students

Accommodation: Two types of accommodation will be arranged: (a) student hostels; (b) hotels near CUHK (depending on hotels, the price per night ranges from USD $80 to $130). Details will be supplied later.

Financial Support: Limited funding will be available to sponsor some participantsˇ¦ registration fees, accommodation and transport subsidy.

Post-conference tours: The secretariat plan to organize two 3-day tours (at additional cost to interested participants) to: (a) Guangzhou and Kaiping (site of fortified buildings), (b) Quanzhou. Details will be announced later.

Conference web site:

[information also available at the ISSCO site:]

Further information on registration, accommodation, tour and relevant forms will be made available at this site as they are ready.


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