ISSCO 2016: Leading up to the conference!

9th Conference for the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas Check out our behind the scenes posts and updates as we get ready to welcome international delegates to Richmond for this year's ISSCO conference! #ISSCO2016


  1. With roughly three weeks before ISSCO 2016, the Vancouver organizing committee (UBC History's Dr. Glen Peterson, Dr. Henry Yu, Denise Fong, Josh Chan, and Dominique Bautista) met at St. John's College for one final team meeting!
  2. Lots of different schedule and panel changes occurred over the last few weeks leading up to the conference. We were excited to print out a mock paper copy of our full conference program!
  3. Trying to accrue more Twitter followers and ramp up excitement for one of the largest, most extensive ISSCO's to date!
  4. ISSCO's Dr. Alison Marshall gets us excited and hungry about her upcoming #ISSCO2016 talk!
  5. Speaking of food... this year's conference was hosted in Richmond, BC: a city that boasts over 400 Asian restaurants!
  6. A lesser-known topic of Chinese- Indigenous relations to be explored, and on a full panel!
  7. Post- conference fun! Food and historical sites of Richmond and Chinese- Canadian history hosted by the Richmond Museum, just steps away from the conference site. This food tour was facilitated by one of our organizing team members and Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies' Dominique Bautista (@_DBAUTISTA)
  8. Community groups organized a variety of programming for even after the conference! ISSCO delegates and the public were invited to take part in tours or discussions about the city, it's history, and changing demographics.
  9. As someone who lives, grew up, and worked in Richmond, Dominique was excited to facilitate this food history tour! Particularly, to share some of her favourite food stops and experiences in her home city.
  10. Showing off Vancouver's Chinatown through the beauty of the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden!