The Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) at Mahidol University would like to invite you to present an academic paper in 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 date, time, and location stated below. Please reserve your participation as early as possible(limited number of participants) by sending the attached registration form to CCS office. Please send your topic and abstract, and your complete paper to Ms. WANG Wanwan at email@example.com, phone (+66) 02 800 2840—60 ext. 1619 by the following deadlines:
As early as possible submission of your participation form (attached at the last page)
30 June 2018 submission of the topic, abstract (250 words), and keywords (5 words) and your brief biography (100 words in one paragraph)
31 August 2018 submission of the complete paper
International Conference on
The New Silk Road and Chinese Overseas in Southeast Asia:Investments, New Immigrants, Transnational Connections and Dynamics of Cultural Identities
Hosted by Center for Chinese Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,
It has been already five years since China’s President Xi Jinping launched his signature project, the “One Belt One Road” Initiative 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 Xi’s “Belt & Road” Initiative, known as New Silk Road also, 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 this Initiative became clear and started to attract high interest worldwide.
Realizing all this yet focusing on this Initiative’s potential impact towards the Chinese Overseas communities in Southeast Asia, the Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Mahidol University in Thailand, 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:
Traditional Maritime Silk Road: Chinese Migration, Activities, Organization and Religious Practices in Southeast Asia;
China’s Investments in Southeast Asia: Opportunity or Challenge? (for the Local-born Chinese Economy);
New Chinese Immigrants in Southeast Asia: Behavioral Difference and Conflicts of Interest with the local-born Chinese;
Chinese Communities in Southeast Asia: Assimilation, Nationalism, and Self-identity in the New Era;
Chinese Cultural Spread in Southeast Asia: Contents, Methods, and Influence.
It is hoped that this conference will bring a new insight and understanding of the international relations between China and Southeast Asia, especially on Chinese overseas in the region. It is hoped that this conference will bring a new insight and understanding of the international relations between China and Southeast Asia, especially on Chinese overseas in the region.
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.
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.
To network various Chinese communities in Thai society and their roots in China.
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.
English, Chinese and Thai
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.
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.