Welcome to ISSCO!

ISSCO, the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas, was established in 1992. Professor Wang Gungwu, National University of Singapore, was appointed President and Professor Wang Ling-chi, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Secretary-Treasurer together with a number of regional Board members.

ISSCO is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional society of individuals and institutions interested in and committed to the study of Chinese overseas. The primary purposes of the society are to advance research and scholarly exchange in the study of Chinese overseas, to provide means for research and publications, and to organise and support national and international conferences.

ISSCO Official website : http://www.issco.info
Email: isscosecretariat@gmail.com


8-11 November 2019, ISSCO X: "Chinese Overseas and China: Through a Global Lens," Jinan University, Guangzhou.

ISSCO 2019 CFP (Chinese version)
ISSCO 2019 Form for Individual
ISSCO 2019 Form for Panel

List of Officers

2016-2019 List of Officers
2013-2016 List of Officers
2010-2013 List of Officers
2007-2010 List of Officers
2004-2007 List of Officers

President's Message

The 9th ISSCO International Conference was held in Vancouver on July 6-8, 2016. At this conference, a new ISSCO Board for the term 2016 ¡V 2019 was elected. I am honored to serve a second term, and should like to thank all who had served in the last term from 2013 to 2016, in particular Ms Teresita Ang See who had done so much for our society. We have a good new team comprising old and new board members, and we welcome new board members, namely Ellen Palanca (Treasurer),Satohiro Serizawa (Northeast Asia representative ), Kee Pookong (Oceania representative), and Richard Hsu (Taiwan representative). Glen Peterson is our new Secretary. The Exco comprising the President, Vice President Madeline Hsu, the Secretary and the Treasurer will work closely and will report to the ISSCO Board regularly and we will be in touch with members through our web site, newsletters and emails.

The 11th ISSCO Regional conference with the theme ¡§Chinese Overseas: Global and Local Dynamics¡¨ will be held in Nagasaki, Japan on November 17-19, 2017. ISSCO is honored to co-organize this conference with Nagasaki University and Japan Society for the Study of Chinese overseas (JSSCO), and we look forward to seeing ISSCO members and friends at this first ISSCO regional conference to be held in Japan.


With Regards and best wishes,

(Tan Chee-Beng)
ISSCO President

August 2016