November 17-19, 2017 -- 2017 Regional Conference, International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO). Nagasaki, Japan


July 6-8, 2016 -- 9th ISSCO International Conference, UBC, Vancouver, Canada

ISSCO 2016 Call For Papers
ISSCO 2016 Call For Papers - Chinese Version

Seoul, May 28-31, 2015. 2015 Regional Conference
International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO)

The 2015 ISSCO regional conference will be held at the Seoul National University (SNU) in Seoul, South Korean, on 29 May 2015. This will be jointly organized with the Seoul National University (China Center of Graduate School of International Studies). Given the increasing global significance of China and East Asia and the roles of the Chinese overseas, the conference will focus on the theme ¡§East Asia and the Chinese Overseas.¡¨ ISSCO members and interested scholars are welcome to submit individual papers or panel proposals. Relevant topics include, for example, the impact of China on the Chinese overseas and their countries; connection between the Chinese overseas and China; Chinese overseas in and from Korea and Japan; Taiwan and the Chinese overseas; Chinese overseas and East Asia.

August 6 to 10, 2014. Curundu Campus, University of Panama, 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.


ISSCO I: "Luodi Shenggen: The Legal, Political, and Economic Status of Chinese in the Diaspora," convened jointly with the Department of Ethnic Studies the University of California, Berkeley, in California, United States of America in 1992.

ISSCO II: "The Last Half Century of Chinese Overseas: Comparative Perspectives," convened jointly with the Hong Kong University in Hong Kong in 1994.

ISSCO III: "Intercultural Relations, Cultural Transformation of ethnic Chinese Communities," convened jointly with Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran Inc. and Ateneo de Manila University in Manila, Philippines in 1998.

ISSCO IV: "New Frontiers for Chinese Overseas Research," organized by the Sun Yat-Sen Institute for Social Sciences and Philosophy (ISSP), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan in 2001.

ISSCO V: "New Chinese Migrants: Globalization of Chinese Overseas Migration," held at LO-School in Elsinore, Denmark in 2004.

ISSCO VI: "Recent Trends in the Relations between Chinese Abroad and their Ancestral Homeland," convened jointly with Peking University, Beijing, China in 2007.

ISSCO VII: "Migration, Indigenization and Exchange: Chinese Overseas from Global Perspectives," jointly by ISSCO, the Chinese Heritage Center and the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2010.

ISSCO VIII: "Local, Regional and Transnational: Chinese Overseas Reconsidered convened by the Institute of Chinese Studies," Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, held at the Palace of Golden Horses hotel in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia, in 2013.


2012. "Chinese Language Teaching and Education in a Globalizing Southeast Asia," jointly convened between ISSCO and the Confucius Institute of Ateneo de Manila University City, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas, Pasig City, Philippines.

2011. "Chinese Overseas: Culture, Religions and Worldview," organized by ISSCO and the Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong [co-sponsored by Chung Chi College and New Asia College], held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

2009. "Rising Dragons, Soaring Bananas," organized by New Zealand Chinese Association Auckland Inc., held at the University of Auckland Busines School, New Zealand.

2006. "Diversity in Diaspora: The Chinese Overseas," jointly with the University of Praetoria, South Africa.

2005. Regional conference in Australia held jointly with The Chinese Studies Association of Australia Ninth Biennial Conference, at the Chinese Dragon Museum, Bendigo, Australia.

2002. "Kaihua Jieguo Zai Haiwai: An International Conference on Literatures of the Chinese Diaspora" jointly held with the Asian American Studies, at the University of California, Berkeley .

2000. "Chinese Overseas and Asia-Pacific Rim Countries: Opportunities and Challenges in the New Millennium," held jointly with Yonsei University, in Seoul, South Korea.

1999. Regional Latin America Conference, held jointly with the University of Havana, at the Habana Libre Hotel, in Havana, Cuba.