We are pleased to announce the Conference “Rethinking Transnationalism in the Global World: Contested State, Society, Border, and the People in between” which will be held at Portsmouth University on the 7th and 8th of September 2017.
This conference is collaborated with the Centre of Taiwan Studies of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) and receives generous support from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCKF).
Presenters from the UK, US, Germany, Japan, Macao, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, and Taiwan will discuss transnationalism by addressing four main themes: sovereignty and human rights; infusion of capital, idea and culture; intimacy and negotiation of identity at home; activism at grassroots level and across borders. Professor Brenda Yeoh, the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of the National University of Singapore, will deliver the keynote speech entitled ‚Negotiating Intimacies across Borders: Time, Temporalities and Transnational Families‘.
This conference will also feature a series of non-academic events with the participation of professionals, artists and movie directors. There will be the very first overseas screening of ‘See You, Lovable Strangers’, a documentary about undocumented Vietnamese migrant workers who ‚run away‘ and find employment in agricultural work in the central ridge of Taiwan. It will also feature an interview and display of art-work of Hong Dam, a Vietnamese visual artist, who will share with the participants her experiences as a refugee moving across state and social borders several times in her journey from Vietnam via Hong Kong to the UK, as well as her participation in Vietnamese women community.
Please find attached the full programme and help us to promote this event by liking this Facebook page: