Conference: Dragon Tails : Hopes, Dreams and Realities, a conference on Chinese diaspora history and heritage

La Trobe University & Melbourne University

Theme: Hopes, Dreams and Realities
Location: Golden Dragon Museum, 1-11 Bridge St, Bendigo, Victoria
Date: Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 November 2017
           Thursday will be pre-conference tours and events
Convenors: Grace Gassin, Nadia Rhook, Leigh McKinnon

Registration for Dragon Tails 2017 is now open.

Early bird registration is available until 5 November.

See Draft program for conference details


Following on from the success of the Dragon Tails conferences at Ballarat (2009), Melbourne (2011), Wollongong (2013) and Cairns (2015) we will be holding, in central Victoria, the fifth Dragon Tails, an Australasian conference on Chinese diaspora history and heritage.

This year’s conference theme highlights not only the role of imagination in shaping actions of Chinese-Australasians, but also the realities and challenges that Chinese-Australasians have encountered in pursuing their hopes and dreams.

Keynote Speaker

Professor Madeline Y. Hsu from the University of Texas (Austin), will be keynote speaker. Professor Hsu served as Director of the Center for Asian American Studies 2006-2014 and is currently a Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her undergraduate degrees in History from Pomona College and PhD from Yale University, and is currently president-elect of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and vice-president of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas.

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