The Regional Conference of International Society for the Studies of Chinese

The Regional Conference of the International Society for the Studies of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO)


Founded in 1992 by Professor Wang Gungwu of the National University of Singapore and with its first president Professor Wang Ling-chi of the University of California, Berkeley, ISSCO is a non-political, professional community dedicated to the study of Chinese diaspora. It supports research, publishes scientific work, and organizes conferences globally.

2024 Regional Conference

The next ISSCO Regional Conference, hosted by Universitas Kristen Maranatha in Bandung, Indonesia, will take place on November 7-8, 2024, with a city tour on November 9, 2024. This event will explore themes related to the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia, addressing their socio-economic, cultural, and political contributions and challenges.

Key Themes and Subthemes

Main Theme: Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia’s Inclusive Progress in Socio-Economic, Culture, and Politics: Adaptation and Challenges.

Subthemes include (but are not limited to):

Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: June 15, 2024 (500-700 words)

Abstract Review Results: June 30, 2024

Presenter Payment: July 1-15, 2024

Participant Payment: July 1-November 1, 2024

Full Paper Submission: October 10, 2024 (6,000-8,000 words)

Presentation Files Submission: November 1, 2024

Conference Dates: November 7-8, 2024

Keynote Speakers

Invited Speakers

Conference Languages

Indonesian, English, Chinese

Steering Committee


The list includes distinguished academics from institutions across the world, ensuring high-quality and diverse perspectives in the research presented.

For more information and updates, please visit our website or contact the conference organizers:


Universitas Kristen Maranatha

Jl. Prof. drg. Surya Sumantri, MPH., No. 65

Bandung – 40164, Indonesia

Phone: (+62 22) 2012186, 2003450 ext. 7102

Fax: (+62 22) 2005914



Online Submission: 


You can submit online via the easychair system with the following link :  

Join us in Bandung to engage with leading scholars and contribute to the vibrant field of Chinese diaspora studies!