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Call for Papers
The 2009 NACSA Annual Conference
The 2009 NACSA Annual Conference will be held on August 7 in San Francisco, following the great tradition of our association to hold a one-day mini-conference prior to the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association (August 8-11, 2009). The aim of this year’s conference is broadly defined to be two-fold: to promote scholarly research on Chinese society, culture, economy, and immigrant life in the greater Chinese Diaspora, and to continue building bridges and guanxi among scholars of Chinese heritage and non-Chinese ancestry in North America, Asia, and other parts of the world.
The themes of this year’s
conference are otherwise open. We call for submissions of regular papers/panels
and will let other theme(s) emerge from the submissions. We encourage scholars and graduate
students from mainland
The 2009 mini-conference will be holding 5-6 concurrent sessions and a special session, depending on the ASA space allocation.
n Individual papers: Complete papers or paper abstracts will be considered. Paper abstracts may be 1-2 pages but must contain sufficient detail and evidence of timely completion for the program committee in its decision making. Please give all authors’ and coauthors’ names, organizational affiliations, and email addresses.
n Panels: Any NACSA member can organize a panel. Each panel should consist of two to three presenters and a discussant. The panel organizer must submit a proposal specifying the theme of the panel along with the summaries/abstracts of the papers selected. Pease give all panelists’ names, organizational affiliations, and email addresses.
n Submissions may be in English or in Chinese. The program committee assumes that the language used in individual papers/abstracts or panel proposals would be the same as the language used in presentation at the annual conference. Papers should be formatted as Word documents and sent as an attached file.
- Email announcements to all organizers/discussants/authors about the tentative panels to which their presentations are assigned
- A formal acceptance letter is to be provided to all the authors for their travel funding application and/or visa application purposes.
- Visit http://www.nacsaglobal.net/ for a tentative annual conference program after June 15 of 2009.
- A full paper is to be submitted to the organizer/presider/discussant of the assigned session.
Eric Fong, President of NACSA, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Department
of Sociology, 725 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M5S 2J4. Tel.
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participant is US$10. Fees may be
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Current members should renew their
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member, $5 for student member, and $300 life member. Both current and new members may fill
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Families.” Sociology symposium,
Invited panelist on “
Guest lecture on “The Transformation of
Chinese America.” Center for Contemporary Chinese Studies,
Kye note speaker on “International Migration
and the Chinese Diaspora.” The International Symposium on “Global
speaker on “The Transformation of Chinese America.” Tzu Chi University, Hualien,
speaker on “Ethnicity, Social Capital, and Immigrant Education:
Neighborhood-Based Institutions and Embedded Social Relations in
speaker on “U.S. Immigration Policies in Historical Perspective: Race,
Nativism, and Social Exclusion in Policy-Making.” Sociology Workshop,
ZHU, Zhiyong, Ph.D, Associate Professor, College of
In 2008, I completed my Fulbright New Century Scholarship
Project (2007-2008) “Cultural Conflict or Amalgamation? Higher Education Access
and Equity among Ethnic Groups in
I am in charge of “School Development Planning Impact Assessment
Project” which is affiliated with the project of Impact Assessment of Basic
Education in Western Areas in
I attended CIES (Comparative and International Education
Society) 2008 meeting and AERA (American Education Research Association) 2008
My book “State Schooling and Ethnic Identity: The Politics
Call For Paper
Conference Theme: Gender and Social Transformation:
Global, Transnational and Local Realities and Perspectives, July 17-19, 2009 in
Key Conference Organizers:
The goal of the conference is to provide an international forum in which to examine how women and gender relations are shaped by societal transformation economically, politically, socially and culturally in the global, transnational and local contexts and processes. The conference explores how dynamics process of globalization and transnationalism has impacted on women’s lives, as it has challenged even altered gender relations on the ground. Using a kaleiscopic gender lens, the meeting will examine how women and men in different locations around the world experience societal transformation and how they respond to and challenge transnational and global processes of changes. Intersectionality of race, ethnicity, class, gender, nationality and other dimensions will be emphasized in the conference program.
We will address the cutting-edge issues, pressing social problems and emergent phenomena that are critical to interrogate the existing theoretical paradigms to study globalization, transnationalism and the local from critical gender perspectives. In addition, we promote the development of theory, method, and practice by emphasizing how theory and research on women and gender can inform public debates, policy, and praxis, contribute to empirically grounded research, advance feminist scholarship, inspire collective action by empowering women as well as men, locally, transnationally and globally. To do so, the conference offers a medium through which scholars, researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, civil society actors and grassroots activists can engage in meaningful dialogue for positive social change in various contexts. We welcome, particularly, innovative theoretical work as well as empirical research that have not published before.
Major Topics of Interest:
Conference Format: Key speakers will include Judith Lorber, Myra Marx Ferree, Michael
Kimmel, Peggy Levitt, Rhacel Parrenas, Christine E. Bose and other speakers
Official Languages: Chinese and English
Funding Support: The conference is primarily funded by the China Women’s Research
Society and partial support from the
Deadline: If you are interested in this
conference, submit your proposed paper abstract (250-500 words) by
Registration Fees: Registration fees are paid in accordance with the membership scale specified by the International Sociological Association. US$100 for Category A countries, US$60 for Category B countries and US$35 for Category C countries (www.isa-sociology.org/memb-i/index.htm).
There will be ten hotel accommodation awards given to women of color scholars/researchers from the Global South, if their papers will be accepted. A paper with co-authorship is entitled to consideration of one award only. The program committee will decide on these awards should there be more than ten applicants for the award. There is absolutely no travel fund available.
Expected Outcomes: The conference
outcomes will be conference Proceedings and two books based on selected
conference papers—a Chinese one to be published in
Images from 2008 NACSA Mini-Conference
Contributed by Min Zhou
A heart-felt discussion on “Nationalism, patriotism, and the role of Chinese intellectuals abroad”
Eric Fong: Current Chair of NACSA
Members at a local Chinese restaurant.