Regional Conference in Panama

The upcoming conference "Chinese Diaspora from South to South," which ISSCO jointly organizes with Panama National University, will be held in Panama at Curundu Campus, University of Panama on August 6-9, 2014 (arrive on August 6). The Conference Program Committee is chaired by Prof. Ramon Mon of Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua, Magister Gina Roman, National University of Panama.

The conference marks the 160th Anniversary of the Arrival of the first Chinese immigrants to Panama and the Centennial of the Panama Canal and its widening. It will thus focus on the Chinese in Latin American countries, although papers on other aspects of the Chinese Diaspora are welcome as well, particularly those exploring migrations between developing nations. The conference organizer also invites leaders of Chinese communities to participate in the roundtables on current themes and the life of the Chinese in their respective countries. Conference languages: Chinese, English and Spanish.

Major conference topics include the following:
A ˇV Communication MediaˇGRepresentation and Performance
B – The Hakka: Migration, Place and Identities
C ˇV Language and Education: Present Trends
D ˇV Professions and Civic Participation among the Chinese Diaspora
E ˇV Chinese Diaspora in National and Transnational context

Panama Confirmation Registration Information
Panama Confirmation Hotel Registration
Panama Confirmation Registration Form

The conference fee is US200* payable in cash at the conference. Please submit the response form and paper abstract by 31 May 2014 to Mr. Juan Tam - juantam@yahoo.com; isscopanama@yahoo.com
cc: ISSCO Secretariat - isscosecretariat@gmail.com