Program and speakers

Dragon Tails 2013 was a single-stream conference held from Saturday, 6 July to Monday, 8 July 2013.

We were pleased to welcome our international speaker, Professor Henry Yu from the University of British Columbia, Canada, who spoke on 'The Cantonese Pacific and the Making and Un-Making of White Settler Nations'.

There was also a special pre-conference workshop on 'The Heritage of Chinese Temples in Australasia' on Saturday morning.

Dr Julia Martinez held, on the Saturday morning, a pre-conference master class on writing histories of the Chinese diaspora, for honours, masters and PhD students, where students presented and discussed their thesis work.

The conference itself had over 25 speakers, on a wide range of topics, looking at the diverse ways in which the forces of tradition and modernity have played out in cultural maintenance and evolution amongst overseas Chinese in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Download the final conference program for full details of papers, speakers and program timetable.

Program – timetable at a glance

Saturday 6 July 2013

Pre-conference workshops (concurrent):
10.30–1.45   THE HERITAGE OF CHINESE TEMPLES IN AUSTRALASIA
10.45–2.10   POSTGRADUATE MASTER CLASS WITH DR JULIA MARTINEZ

2.00   Registration

2.45   Conference opening

3.00   Saturday panel 1 - PIONEERING WOMEN; RESILIENT FAMILIES

4.30   Afternoon tea

5.00   Saturday panel 2 - GENDER, MODERNITY, LEGALITY

6.30–7.30   Conference reception, and Launch of Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies special journal issue

Saturday dinner – not organised but restaurant suggestions will be offered for delegates

Sunday 7 July 2013

8.45   Registration

9.15   Opening remarks

9.30   Sunday panel 1 – CHINESE AGENCY AND EXCHANGE IN
          AUSTRALIA & ASIA, 1870s-1930s

11.00   Morning tea

11.30   Sunday panel 2 – SOUTH CHINA & AUSTRALIA:
            CONNECTIONS, CONTINUITIES & INNOVATIONS

1.00   Lunch

2.00   Sunday panel 3 – GOLD AND CULTIVATION

3.30   Afternoon tea

4.00   Film screening - CHINAMAN CREEK

4.30-5.30   Sunday panel 4 – KEEPING COMMUNITY IDENTITY

7.00   Conference dinner: at Hanoi Wollongong Restaurant

Monday 8 July 2013

9.30   Registration

10.00   Morning tea, and Launch of Cairns Chinatown: A Heritage Study

10.30   Monday panel 1 – ORGANISATION AND ADVOCACY

12.00   Lunch

1.00   Monday panel 2 – EDUCATION, MIGRATION AND CULTURE

2.15   Afternoon Tea

3.00   Monday keynote address –
          Prof. HENRY YU, University of British Columbia:
          THE CANTONESE PACIFIC AND THE MAKING
          AND UN-MAKING OF WHITE SETTLER NATIONS

4.30   Conference close

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