Dragon Tails 2013




06 June 2013 – 08 June 2013


Dragon Tails 2013 will be a single-stream conference held from Saturday, 6 July to Monday, 8 July 2013. On Monday afternoon we will hold a special planning afternoon to discuss future directions for the field of Chinese Australian history. We are pleased to welcome our international speaker, Professor Henry Yu from the University of British Columbia, Canada, who will be speaking on overseas Chinese history in Canada and the United States and the development of Chinese–First Nations history.


The first Dragon Tails conference ran at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Victoria, in October 2009.

In November 2011, the second Dragon Tails was held at the Chinese Museum in Melbourne, Victoria, with the aim of exploring the diverse range of sources for Chinese Australian history, including Chinese-language materials, and highlight the fresh approaches being used to interrogate them.

The third Dragon Tails conference will be hosted by the University of Wollongong in New South Wales from 6 to 8 July 2013. The theme will be ‘tradition and modernity amongst overseas Chinese’.

The Dragon Tails history and heritage conferences aim to bring together scholars, both professional and amateur, from a wide range of fields. They are forums for discussion about the current state of the field of Chinese Australasian history, the challenges researchers face and the ways we might continue to improve our understanding of Australasia’s Chinese pasts (c.1840s–1940s)


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