Transnationalism and International Migration in Historical Perspective

Organized by Roger Waldinger (Director, Program on International Migration and Professor of Sociology, UCLA) and Nancy Green (History, L'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris), this two-day conference will bring together an international group of historians and social scientists who focus on the history of international migration.

Friday, April 26, 2013

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA

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Transnationalism and International Migration in Historical Perspective
Bunche Hall 10383 

Day 1: Friday, April 26
A Century of Transnationalism

9 AM:  Introductory Remarks
Nancy L. Green, Centre de Recherches Historiques, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Roger Waldinger, Department of Sociology and Program on International Migration, UCLA

9:15: Session 1
Mônica Raisa Schpun (EHESS)  “Continuities and Ruptures between Japanese in Brazil and Japan ”

Emmanuel MaMung (CNRS/Université de Poitiers) “Long-term Transnationalism: Emigrants in Revolutionary Movements and Economy in China (end of 19th century – 1930s)”

Marie-Claude Blanc-Chaléard (Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense) “Transnational Practices and Cultural Identity in Postcolonial Context: An Oral History of Migrants from the Souf region in Algeria to Nanterre (near Paris)”

Commentator:  César Ayala, Department of Sociology, UCLA

11:45-1 Lunch

1 PM: Session 2
Hector Perla, Department of Latino and Latin American Studies, UCSC, “Salvadoran Transnationalism”

Jose Moya, Department of History, Barnard College

Dan Lainer-Vos, “Brothers’ Keepers: Gift Giving and the Making of Jewish American Diaspora Nationalism”

Commentator: Tobias Higbie, Department of History, UCLA

3-3:15 Break

3:15-5:30 Session 3
Madeline Y Hsu, Department of History, University of Texas, Austin, "The Symbiotics of Brain Drains: Intellectual Exchange, Economic Integration, and Foreign Relations between Taiwan and the United States, 1950-1965"

Rebecca Kobrin, Department of History, Columbia University, “Currents and Currencies: The Path to Profit in the Age of Mass Migration, 1870‐1914”

Min Zhou, UCLA, Hong Liu, Nanyang Technological University, “Diasporic Development and Transnational Entrepreneurship: New Chinese Immigrants in Singapore and the United States”

Commentator: Rubén Hernandez-Leon, Director, UCLA Center for Mexican Studies; Associate Professor of Sociology, UCLA

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Conference organizers:
UCLA Program on International Migration
International Institute
Centre de Recherches Historiques, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
Fondation de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme

Conference co-sponsors:
Burkle Center for International Relations
Center for European and Eurasian Studies
Centre Pluridisciplinare, UCLA
Consulat général de France à Los Angeles
Department of History

Download pdf of conference agenda.

Conference Papers

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, Burkle Center for International Relations, Center for the Study of International Migration

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