Over 200 scholars and researchers from around the world will be gathered in Richmond from July 6 to 8 for the 9th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO).
In partnership with the University of British Columbia, PCHC-MoM Society will be recruiting and training volunteers to serve at the information desk, assist at conference sessions and manage a mini exhibit of rare artefacts from the Ing Suey Sun Tong Association curated for the occasion. In order to facilitate community engagement, PCHC-MoM Society will offer two post-conference events open to conference delegates and the public. PCHC-MoM Society members and anyone with a Cuban connection will be most welcome.
Come meet the scholars and researchers either at a no-host lunch in Chinatown, or join us at a community dialogue in Cantonese at a historical site on Sunday, July 10th. As capacity is limited, pre-registration is required.
Town & Gown at Lunch in Chinatown
Visiting scholars & ISSCO conference delegates are welcome to join members of the local community for a casual no-host lunch at a dim sum restaurant and gain some more insights on the rapidly changing Vancouver Chinatown after the conference.
Venue: Floata Seafood Restaurant (#400 – 180 Keefer Street, Vancouver)
Date & Time: Sunday (July 10), 12:00pm-1:30pm
Cost: $25 each (please pay at PCHC table at the conference)
Registration: Please register on Eventbrite and pay at the PCHC-MoM table at the conference.
Before or after lunch, there may be free visits at a couple of historical sites in Chinatown, depending on the number of delegates interested and volunteer available. Please check with PCHC volunteers at the conference.
Scholars and researchers on Chinese in Cuba will have the chance to be in a dialogue with local community members to explore the Chinese-Cuban Connections and the impact of Migrant Workers from China to Cuba. A talk on his research on Chinese in Cuba by Dr K.S. Louie will kick off the community dialogue at a historical site in Chinatown where early Chinese migrant workers bearing the surname Ing (Ng/Eng/Wu) found a roof over their heads. To enable Chinatown seniors to join in the dialogue, Cantonese and Toishanese will be used as appropriate.
In partnership with the Ing Suey San Tong Association.
Venue: Ing Suey Sun Tong Association (389 E Hastings St. Vancouver)
Date & Time: Sunday, July 10th, 2:00-4:00pm
Cost: Free with refreshments
Registration: Space limited. Please book at Eventbrite or at the PCHC-MoM table at the conference.