Thu, 19 Jun 2014 9:00 AM

Chinese Mobilities and Canada

June 19-20, 2014, Simon Fraser University will host the first ever "Workshop on Chinese Mobilities and Canada.” Co-organized by the David See-Chai Lam Centre for International Communication, the Asia Canada Program (Simon Fraser University) and the Department of Sociology (University of Calgary), this conference aims to examine Chinese mobilities and transnationalism and discuss the applicability of the transnationalism and new mobilities paradigms to the Chinese experience in Canada and elsewhere.

This conference is based on collaborative research for an edited volume on Chinese mobility and Canada edited by Lloyd Wong, for publication by UBC Press. This publication will bring together analyses and findings by researchers examining historical, contemporary and emergent forms of Chinese mobilities that have, or have had, significant implications for Canadian society.

Over the two days of the workshop, presenters will discuss and peer review each other’s papers, enabling the development of a cross-referenced and integrated volume with a common thematic focus.

The objectives of the workshop are:

To examine both macro- and micro- level influences on the practices of Chinese mobilities and transnationalism and discuss the applicability of the transnationalism and new mobilities paradigms to the Chinese experience in Canada and elsewhere.

To catalyze scholarly communication between the burgeoning West coast Asian Canadian studies community and other universities in Canada and around the world through a collaborative research and writing process.

Funding for this conference was provided by:

  • SFU FASS Visiting Speakers Fund
  • SFU David See-Chai Lam Centre for International Communication
  • SFU Vice-President Academic Conference Fund

For the conference schedule, click here.