Call for papers

Chinese diasporas in the contemporary era of China's rise: Migration, settlement and transnational linkages

Call for papers

研讨会征文

The convenors of ISSCO 2018 are now accepting abstracts that address the conference theme: Chinese Diaspora and the Contemporary Rise of China: Migration, Settlement and Transnational Networks.

The rapid rise of China as a major global, economic and political power in recent decades has transformed patterns of Chinese international migration, settlement and diaspora linkages. The effects of these changes are particularly apparent in the Pacific Rim region, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, and Pacific Island nations.

The 2018 ISSCO conference seeks to explore and discuss the causes, processes, and consequences of Chinese migration from mainland China and other sources including re-migration from Southeast Asia and the rest of the world.

While proposals that focus on Oceania and the Pacific Rim region are especially welcome, the convenors also encourage proposals that address contemporary issues relating to Chinese international migration, settlement and transnational networks in Asia, Europe, Africa and other parts of the world.

Suggested topics

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The impact of China’s rise on the direction and composition of Chinese international migration
  • Recent migration from Mainland China (xin yimin) and China’s bilateral relations with destination countries
  • New Chinese migration and the globalisation of China’s foreign investment and trade
  • Comparative analysis of new and older cohorts of Chinese migration from difference sources
  • Changing patterns of Chinese migration including sources, numbers, and composition
  • Settlement and adjustment of ethnic Chinese communities
  • Impact of policy changes at the sending and receiving countries on Chinese international migration, adjustment and networks
  • Return and circular migration
  • Student migration
  • Business, science and technology migration
  • Comparative analysis of Chinese, Indian, Korean, and other diaspora groups

We welcome proposals from a variety of approaches, methodologies, and disciplines. Graduate students and early career academics are especially encouraged to submit a paper.

Abstract submission

Please send abstracts of 200 to 300 words and a short biographical note including institutional affiliation (maximum 100 words) to ISSCO-2018@unimelb.edu.au by 31 May 2018.

Please note: If a Chinese abstract is provided, we would appreciate an English translation.

Proposals are welcomed for 20-minute papers as well as panels of 3 x 20 minute papers. Proposals for complete panels should have contact details of all confirmed participants.

For all enquiries please email Anna Cordner.