Friday, 28 November 2008

International Workshop on Diasporas: Cultural Transfer

"Diasporas: Cultural Transfer" is an international workshop organised by the Faculty of Arts at The University of Hong Kong in collaboration with the University of Nottingham. This is the second in a series of international workshops bringing together scholars from U21 universities who are currently working on various aspects of "Diaspora." The focus of the workshop will be cultural and historical. Each participant will present a short academic paper. The overarching focus of the workshop will be 'cultural transfer,' and a special strand will be organised dealing specifically with cultural transfer between 'Asia and the West'.

Cha contributors Shirley Geok-lin Lim and Ouyang Yu will present papers in the conference. Other speakers featured are: Ien Ang, Roger Bromley, Tim Bunnell, Malcolm Campbell, Leong Koon Chan, Pheng Cheah, Rey Chow, Hilary Chung, Andrew Cobbing, Cristina Demaria , Raymond Donovan, Siggy Frank, Paul Gladston, Zahera Harb, Elaine Yee-lin Ho, Kwai Cheung Lo, Bernard McGuirk, Yuriko Nagata, Nessa O'Mahony, Kazuo Oikawa, David M. Pomfret, Jean-Xavier Ridon, Shuang Shen, Sandhya Shukla, Judith Still, Divya P. Tolia-Kelly, Sau-ling Cynthia Wong, Michael J. Zambon, and Vladimir Zoric.

Date: 11-13 December 2008
Venue: MB150 / Convocation Room, Main Building, The University of Hong Kong
For more details or registration, please visit the conference website or send an email to Fiona Chung (

  • Shirley Geok-lin Lim's poetry was published in issue #3 of Cha.
  • Ouyang Yu's poetry was published in issue #4 of Cha.

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