Cornell University Library and Ohio University Libraries are pleased to announce that they will jointly organize the 7th International Conference of the World Confederation of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies, from September 27 to 28, 2018, at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA. This event is held in conjunction with the centennial jubilee of Cornell University Library’s Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia. The Institute of Overseas Chinese at Hua Qiao University will provide assistance to this academic gathering.
The conference theme will be Transnational Migration from the Global Perspective. During the past two decades, scholars and librarians around the world have greatly increased their interest in the study of transnational migration and related archival materials. Many migrants maintain various ties to their homelands while they are incorporated into their adopted countries. The study of transnational migration has emerged as an inherently interdisciplinary field across borders, even as the political and cultural salience of nation-state boundaries remains strong. Therefore, the 7th WCILCOS conference will expand its scope from overseas Chinese issues to a wide range of topics concerning transnational migration. Scholars and librarians are inseparable partners in academic pursuit. This conference will bring them together to examine critical issues related to transnational migration, to exchange ideas and experiences, to understand and analyze each other’s challenges, and to share common concerns. This event will also honor the 100th anniversary of the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia at Cornell University Library. An exhibition on the history of the Charles W. Wason Collection will be held at Cornell University Library.
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