Monash University | Chinese Indonesians: Identities and Histories (Deadline May 15, 2019)

Monash Herb Feith Centre Conference 2019, Monash University

1-3 October 2019

Monash University has announced a Call for Papers for an interdisciplinary conference, “Chinese Indonesians: Identities and Histories“.

This conference will explore the following key questions:

  • Have recent developments in identity politics and populism in Indonesia and globally, affected common understandings of race and ethnicity in place since the colonial period? If so, how? If not, why not?
  • Two decades after the fall of the New Order, has there been a shift in the dynamics of racial politics among the diverse networks or communities of Chinese Indonesians, and between members of such communities with the broader mix of people? If so, in what ways?
  • What are some of the new features or trends in the studies of Chinese Indonesians, and how do they compare to recent studies of ethnic minorities elsewhere?
  • What have been the new discoveries in the field in the past 30 years or so? What research questions have been raised? Why have they been asked in some areas and not in others?

The keynote lectures will be given by Dr Karen Strassler, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center, USA, and Dr Hilmar Farid, Director General of Culture, Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia.

For more information on the Call for Papers, please visit the Conference website.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, 15 May 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, 7 June 2019.

For any questions, please email Arts-HFCentre@monash.edu.

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