International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas


Regional workshop: ”Chinese Overseas: Integration, Identities, and Transnational Connectivity”, Bangkok, Dec. 9-10, 2023

ISSCO XI 30th Anniversary conference: “Diasporic Futures: Sinophobia, Techno-Political Strife, and the Politics of Care”, San Francisco, 11-12 Nov., 2022

Regional workshops: ”The Effects of COVID-19 on the Chinese diasporas worldwide” 

online workshops, Dec. 4-5, 2021

Cancellation of 2020 Conference 

April 10, 2020
Dear colleagues and friends,
Given the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is impossible to hold the upcoming ISSCO conference in November, 2020 at Mahidol University, Thailand, as originally planned. After careful deliberation, the ISSCO Board as well as the organizing university decided with regret to announce the cancellation of this year's ISSCO conference. Once the pandemic is over, I hope I can report to you as early as possible about the plan for the 2021 ISSCO annual conference.
I also wish to take this occasion to wish you well. I look forward to seeing you again in 2021.
Li Minghuan

ISSCO, the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas, was established in 1992. Professor Wang Gungwu, National University of Singapore, was appointed President and Professor Wang Ling-chi, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Secretary-Treasurer together with a number of regional Board members.

ISSCO is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional society of individuals and institutions interested in and committed to the study of Chinese overseas. The primary purposes of the society are to advance research and scholarly exchange in the study of Chinese overseas, to provide means for research and publications, and to organise and support national and international conferences.