Interim Mission Statement
asiancanadianstudies.ca is a global network of academic and community researchers that promotes university-community partnerships to advance Asian-Canadian studies as a distinct field of study, research and cultural production for social justice. Respecting Canada’s Indigenous foundations, this project values inclusivity (networking Asian-Canadian communities and all who support Asian-Canadian studies), transnationalism (challenging nationalist narratives and emphasizing the trans-Pacific region as a borderless terrain), and transformation (valuing participatory research and production for change).
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The Inaugural Meetings of the Asian Canadian Studies Network
June 1-2, 2013
Congress 2013, University of Victoria
With the support of the University of Victoria, scholars, graduate students and community activists from across Canada will gather on June 1-2, 2013 to found the Asian Canadian Studies Network. The Network will bring together universities and communities to advance Asian Canadian Studies as a distinct field of study, research and cultural production for social justice.
Join special guests Joy Kogawa (author of Obasan), Elaine H. Kim (coordinator, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, University of California, Berkeley), Henry Yu (Asian Canadian Studies, UBC), Mary Kitagawa, (Asian Canadian community leader), Eric Fong (Asian Canadian Studies, University of Toronto), Victoria City Councilor Charlayne Thornton-Joe and many fine Asian Canadian scholars from across Canada for this special moment.
As a Congress special event, this mini-conference is free and open to the public. Details of the provisional program that concludes with a community banquet in Victoria’s historic Chinatown on June 2, are now available as a pdf download.
To sign up for the conference register with the Asian Canadian Studies Network and check the appropriate boxes in the "Conference 2013" section of the registration. If you have already registered with the network, simply edit your profile to indicate your attendance at the conference (the conference registration form is at the bottom of the page). Alternatively, you may send an e-mail with your name, affiliation, areas of interest and number of banquet tickets needed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To order tickets for the banquet on June 2, please click here.
For accommodation information, visit the Congress web site.
Attention Graduate Students
Call For Proposals: New Directions in Asian Canadian Studies: Emerging Scholars Panel
As part of the Asian Canadian Studies Network’s inaugural meeting, “Over the Edge: Forming Asian Canadian Studies” to be held at the University of Victoria on June 1-2, 2013, the organizers are sponsoring an ‘Emerging Scholars Panel’. Submit your CV and research summary and you may be chosen to present. Subject to funding, travel and accommodation subsidies should be available. See details and how to submit your application in the full CFP here.
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