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Non-Han Chinese diasporic communities beyond China

On Friday, 4 April this conference will examine diasporic communities including Uighurs, Tibetans, Mongols, Zhuang and Hmong and the links between them and related communities in China.

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Non-Han Chinese diasporic communities beyond China

Call for papers: 4-5 April 2014 conference

The organizers of this ANU hosted conference invite applications to present papers which explore a rarely examined aspect of the Chinese diaspora - the non-Han Chinese living and working outside China.

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Call for papers: 4-5 April 2014 conference

CSDS online journal volume 6, 2013

Sources, Language and Approaches in Chinese Australian History

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CSDS online journal volume 6, 2013

CSDS online journal volume 5, 2011-12

Chinese in Singapore, past and present. Guest edited by Hong Lysa and Kwee Hui Kian.

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CSDS online journal volume 5, 2011-12

CSDS online journal volume 4, 2010

Focusing on historical research on the Chinese in Vietnam from earliest times to the present.

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CSDS online journal volume 4, 2010

CSDS online journal volume 3, 2009

Discussing Chinese in the Bahasa-speaking world of the Indonesian archipelago and Malay Peninsula, past and present.

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CSDS online journal volume 3, 2009

CSDS online journal volume 2, 2008

Featuring two new historical articles that examine aspects of Chinese life in later-nineteenth-century rural New South Wales and in 1890s Sydney.

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CSDS online journal volume 2, 2008

CSDS online journal

Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies (南方华裔研究杂志) is a multi-disciplinary, open access annual electronic journal devoted to research on all aspects of the Chinese southern diaspora, from the earliest times to the present.

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CSDS online journal

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Ours is the only centre in the southern hemisphere for research on people of Chinese descent in Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific. The Centre seeks to stimulate and encourage scholarship that reflects the diversity of and intercourse among areas, cultures and political economies in the region, and contributes critically to the field of knowledge.

At the top of our research agenda is a scholarship which looks beyond the stereotyped masks of 'Chinese' and 'Chineseness', and focuses instead on exploring the fluid and multifaceted nature of Chinese diaspora experience in Southeast Asia, its various interfaces with indigenous people and states, its multiple positions in economies, societies and politics, and its global positioning.

As a center based in Australia, we are inevitably interested in the studies of the Australian Chinese Community, particularly in the location of their history within the larger narrative of the Chinese southern diaspora. The conventional narrative on Chinese diaspora has been filtered, consciously or unconsciously, so as to conform to a common story that tells the tale of a unique 'Chineseness' manifesting at different times and places. A regional and geographical approach is one way to liberate the study of overseas Chinese from its nationalist straight jacket and to challenge the invented tradition of a unified essence of Chinese.

We see the CSCSD as a natural and logical venue to venture into this scholarship. The Centre hopes to add its Australian voice to the growing critique of this dominant scholarship,and to contribute to this important new current in studies of Chinese people outside China.

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