Chinese American Conference San Diego, CA
6th Chinese American Conference Reg Now Open -San Diego 7/99
From Gold Mountain to the New Millennium
The Sixth Chinese American Conference
July 9-11, 1999
University of San Diego
San Diego, California
$35 Early registration deadline:   April 1, 1999
$45 Regular registration deadline:   June 6, 1999
$50 On-site registration (6/7 & after)
$10 Full-time students
Please register early for the best housing arrangements. Registration form is available on the conference web page.
The Sixth Chinese American Conference, on the beautiful campus of University of San Diego, promises to be one of the best programs ever. The "Call for Proposals" generated proposals from across the country and around the world, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Guangzhou, Singapore, Canada, and Mexico.
A broad spectrum of papers and panels will detail the Chinese American experience over the past 150 years. The sessions will include regional and topical studies, as well as highlight of the lives of selected individuals to give an identity to an often nameless group of immigrants. Chinese American heritage and activities will be detailed through archaeological finds and preservation efforts of our historical societies, museums, and historic sites.
Sessions will include present Chinese American community issues, cultural heritage, language, Chinese language schools, and arts. Chinese American videos and literature will be featured. Panelists will share the linkages between Chinese America and other Asian communities, such as Indo-Chinese, Vietnamese, and Filipino. Other sessions will feature a workshop on oral histories and panels on family history, genealogy, gender, and identity.
Students can meet many leaders in Chinese American Studies and the Chinese community, and learn about Asian American research resources.
The conference will feature outstanding keynote speakers to inspire you and a roundtable session with academic, historical society organizations, and community representatives giving their viewpoints on the future of the Chinese in America in the new millennium. The acclaimed exhibit, "Heading East", created for the California Sesquicentennial, will be a featured exhibit and you can hear about its development. Other highlights will be an open house at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum and attend a Chautauqua performance by Charlie Chin portrays Dr. Yee Fung Cheung, the renowned Gold Rush era herbalist and healer. All of this, and beautiful San Diego too!
Friday, July 9
2:00 pm - 7:30 pm  
5:00 pm  
Opening Plenary Session
6:00 pm  
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm  
Open House at Chinese Historical Museum
Saturday, July 10
8:00 am - 1:00 pm  
9:00 am - 10:00 am  
Orientation Plenary Session
10:15 am - 4:15 pm  
3 session time slots (w/lunch break)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  
Chautauqua Performance (pending)
7:00 pm  
Banquet at Emerald Restaurant
Sunday, July 11
8:45 am - 2:30 pm  
3 session time slots (w/ lunch break)
2:24 pm - 3:34 pm  
Closing Plenary session

Includes all sessions, the conference program, the open house at the Chinese Historical Museum, and all coffee and tea breaks.
Early and regular registrations received by May will be mailed information packets and maps in late May, or as they are received through June 6, 1999. Registrations done after June 6 can be done on-site on July 9 & 10.
Food and Drink:
Residents at USD receive all you can eat buffet meals: Dinner on Friday 7/9, breakfast and lunch Sat 7/10 and Sun 7/11. The conference Banquet at the acclaimed Emerald Seafood Restaurant is an additional $30.
Participants not staying at USD can purchase, in advance, breakfast $5, lunch $7, and dinner 7/9 $9.
Alcala Vista Apartments at USD, 2 bedroom/2 bath units with 2 beds each room, with a living room and kitchen. Residents will enjoy the fellowship of the conference attendees, and the nearly Sports Center with swimming pool, tennis courts, and weight room during resident hours. The rates for two nights (7/9, 7/10) with meals are $125 per person, dbl occ per bedroom, sharing the apartment with another couple or single. Single occupancy in a bedroom is $155. Two singles can double up in a bedroom for the regular $125 per person rate. Children ages 5-12 are $45 each (2 nights), and children under the age of 5 are free when the bedrooms are occupied by two full-paying participants. Children over the age of 13 pay the standard rate. Please note who you would like to share an apartment with, if known.
Conference Selected Proceedings:
Selected essays from the conference will be published in the conference proceedings. Pre-conference price is $15 per copy, plus $3 shipping and handling.
Full refunds given if received by June 8, 1999. No refunds given thereafter.
Questions: Please contact Conference Chair Michael Yee at (760)750-4799 (CSU, San Marcos) or by e-mail at
Chinese Historical Society of Greater San Diego and Baja California
Chinese Historical Society of America
Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
University of San Diego
California State University, San Marcos
UCLA - Asian American Studies Center
San Diego State University, Department of Asian Studies
Univ. of California, San Diego, Chinese Studies Program
Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of San Diego
House of China in Balboa Park in San Diego
San Diego Mesa College
Humanities Institute, San Diego Mesa College
Buddha's Light International Association
Chinese Historical Cultural Project, San Jose
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)
Chinese American Citizens Alliance
Related Capital Company
Dr. Alex Chuang
Nine Dragons, Inc.
California Society of Archaeology
Chinese Historical Society of New England

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