International Conference

International Conference 2018-09-25T16:52:42+00:00

Program
International Conference on
New Silk Road and Chinese Overseas in Southeast Asia:
Investments, New Immigrants, Transnational Connections
and Cultural Identities
Hosted by Center for Chinese Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,
Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
20-21 October 2018

⇒Rationale

  It has been already five years since China launched the One Belt One Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013. China’s strategy is to promote the regional connection and cooperation with the countries along with ancient Silk Road of both overland and maritime routes, through economic collaboration, infrastructure investments, culture-educational exchanges and people-to-people communication. The Silk Road under BRI, known as New Silk Road, has been emerging as a keen international stage for China to portray itself as an important and responsible major player in world affairs in the past 5 years. The impact of growing China’s investments and transnational flow of massive human resources across the whole region under the drive of BRI becomes clear and starts to attract high interest worldwide.
Realizing all this yet focusing on BRI’s potential impact towards the Chinese Overseas communities in Southeast Asia, the Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Mahidol University will hold the international conference on “The New Silk Road and Chinese Overseas in Southeast Asia: Investments, New Immigrants, Transnational Connections and Dynamics of Cultural Identities,” at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, on 20-21 October 2018. The conference is planned to investigate:

1.Traditional Maritime Silk Road: Chinese Migration, Activities, Organization and Religious Practices in Southeast Asia;
2.China’s Investments in Southeast Asia: Opportunity or Challenge?
3.New Chinese Immigrants in Southeast Asia: Behavioral Difference and Conflicts of Interest with the local-born Chinese;
4.Chinese Communities in Southeast Asia: Assimilation, Nationalism and Self-identity in the New Era;
5.Chinese Cultural Spread in Southeast Asia: Contents, Methods and Influence.

It is hoped that this conference will bring a new insight and understanding on the international relations between China and Southeast Asia, particularly on Chinese overseas in the region.

⇒Objective

1.To create an academic atmosphere for historians, economists, sociologists and related scholars to discuss and exchange their ideas on the impacts of the “One Belt One Road” Initiative of China on the Chinese overseas in Southeast Asia, and the relations of China and Southeast Asian countries.
2.To officially open the Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) at Mahidol University for the exchange and cooperation between Thai and Chinese universities, including institutions for Chinese Studies around the world.
3.To network various Chinese communities in Thai society and their roots in China.

⇒Target Group

100 participants, including historians, economists, sociologists and related scholars from Thailand, China, Southeast Asia, and international academia; staff from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Mahidol University, and other academic institutions in Thailand and from around the world; and members of Chinese communities in Thai society.

⇒Language

English and Chinese

⇒Venue and Date

Salaya Pavilion Hotel, Mahidol University,
Salaya, Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand.
Sat-Sun 20-21 October 2018, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm.

⇒Registration

Please register in advance for your participation in the conference by filling the attached form and send it to our CCS office as early as possible. There is no registration fee. Those who present academic paper will be provided with room and board during the conference. Foreign participants will be met and picked up at the airport upon request.

⇒Contact Us

Center for Chinese Studies,
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,
Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand.
Website: http://www.sh.mahidol.ac.th/ccsmu/
Tel. (+66) 02-800-2840—60 ext. 1620, E-mail: shccs@mahidol.ac.th

⇒Schedule
‎⊗ Friday 19 October 2018

Morning & afternoon Airport pick up
If you want to be met and picked up at the airport, please contact Ms. Supicha Petsang at shccs@mahidol.ac.th, (phone +66 2 800 2840—60 ext. 1620) and indicate your flight numbers, arrival and departure dates and time, and the International Airport (Suvarnabhumi or Don Muang). Please plan to arrive at and depart from the airport before 6.00 pm.

5.00 pm                                                                     Arrival of all the scholars and participants.
Check in at Salaya Pavilion Hotel, Mahidol University.

6.30                                                                             Welcome Dinner
Presided over by Dr. Tavivat Puntarigvivat
Chair, Advisory Board, Center for Chinese Studies

⊗ Saturday 20 October 2018

8.00 am                                                                       Arrival of all the participants at the conference hall.

Registration
Master of Ceremony: Dr. LIU Yaoping
Secretary-general of Organizing Committee

8.30 – 8.40                                                                   Inauguration Ceremony for Center for Chinese Studies

Report by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luechai Sringernyuang,

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities

8.40 – 8.50                                                                    Opening Address I by H.E. Lyn Jian

Ambassador,
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China

8.50 – 9.00                                                                     Opening Address II by Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya, M.D. President, Mahidol University

9.00 – 9.45         Collaboration Address
1.Director, CNKI speech & presentation
2.President, Teochew Association of Thailand
3.President, Hakka Association of Thailand
4.President, Hainan Association of Thailand
5.President, Yunnan Association of Thailand
6.President, Thai-Jiang Zhe Hu Commercial Association
7.President, Thai-Shandong Commercial Association
8.President, Shandong Association of Thailand

Welcome Address Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nopraenue Sajjarax Dhirathiti
Vice President for International Relations and Corporate Communication, Mahidol University

9.45 – 10.00                                                                      Coffee Break

10.00 – 11.00                                                                      Plenary: Keynote Speech 1
By General Surasit Thanadtang
Director, Thai-Chinese Strategic Research Center
Office of the National Research Council of Thailand

11.00 – 12.00                                                                       Plenary: Keynote Speech 2
By Dr. Cao Yunhua
Emeritus Professor on Chinese Overseas Studies, Jinan University

12.00 – 1.00 pm                                                                  Lunch

1.00 – 2.30                                                                            Paper Presentations: Session I
(Room 1: English, Room 2: Chinese)

2.30 – 4.00                                                                             Paper Presentations: Session II
(Room 1: English, Room 2: Chinese)

4.00 – 4.15                                                                             Coffee Break

4.15 – 5.45                                                                              Paper Presentations: Session III
(Room 1: English, Room 2: Chinese)

6.00 – 8.00 pm                                                                     Gala Dinner: Hakka Cultural Festival
Presided over by Ms. Wu Bizhu
-The Honorary President of Hakka Association of Thailand
-The Honorary Consultant of Center for Chinese Studies, MU
Games led by CNKI

⊗ Sunday 21 October 2018

8.30 – 10.00                                                                             Paper Presentations: Session IV
(Room 1: English, Room 2: Chinese)

10.00 – 10.30                                                                            Coffee Break

10.30 – 12.00                                                                             Paper Presentations: Session V
(Room 1: English, Room 2: Chinese)

12.00 – 1.00 pm                                                                        Lunch

1.00 – 2.30                                                                                  Paper Presentations: Session VI
(Room 1: English, Room 2: Chinese)

2.30 – 4.00                                                                                 Paper Presentations: Session VII
(Room 1: English, Room 2: Chinese)

4.00 – 4.15                                                                                   Coffee Break

4.15 – 5.00                                                                                    Plenary: Summary and Discussion

English:
Moderated by Mr. Fredric Prager
Rapporteur: Mr. Philip Wood
Chinese:
Moderated by Mr. HUANG Jingyu
Rapporteur: Dr. ZHOU Yunshui

5.00 pm                                                                                           Closing Ceremony
By Dr. Tavivat Puntarigvivat & Dr. SHI Yuande
Center for Chinese Studies, MU

6.00 – 8.00 pm                                                                            Farewell Dinner

⊗ Monday 22 October 2018

7.00 – 9.00 am                                                                             Breakfast at hotel

9.00 – 12.00                                                                                   Free time

12.00                                                                                                  noon Check out & Departure