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2023 International Symposium on Global Chinese Philanthropy

2023 International Symposium on Global Chinese Philanthropy

Hosted in-person by School of International Studies / Academy of Overseas Chinese Studies at Jinan University and UCLA Asia Pacific Center.

Friday, December 15, 2023 - Saturday, December 16, 2023
(Pacific Time)

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The UCLA Asia Pacific Center is pleased to announce the open Call for Papers/Abstracts for the 2023 International Symposium on Global Chinese Philanthropy (GCP), which aims to disseminate empirical research findings for advancing the public awareness and understanding of philanthropic giving and volunteerism by people of Chinese descent in the United States, China, Chinese Diaspora, and other parts of the world. The symposium will explore how global Chinese philanthropy, charity, and volunteerism contribute to making the world a better place to live, especially as the world is confronted by challenges and impacts wrought by the global pandemic and its aftermath. This event is made possible through the generous support of the Cyrus Tang Foundation and Long Family Foundation.

The symposium themes include:

  • Emergent issues pertaining to areas of philanthropic giving, charity, and volunteerism, e.g., COVID-19 global pandemic and other disaster relief, poverty alleviation, education, health, youth development, elderly care, environment sustainability, etc., especially how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ways of giving and philanthropic practices
  • Comparative studies of philanthropy in China and Chinese diasporic communities around the world
  • Comparative studies of Chinese philanthropy and Western philanthropy
  • The transformation of Chinese diasporic organizations and changing relations with ancestral hometowns in China pertaining to philanthropy
  • Family wealth transfer and philanthropic practices across generations
  • Civil society development, NGOs and foundations
  • Diasporic Chinese entrepreneurship and philanthropy
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Methodological innovations in GCP research, e.g., novel research design, data collection methods, and use of information and communications technology (ICT) and digital archives

Download the Call for Proposals (Bilingual)

About the JNU School of International Studies / Academy of Overseas Chinese Studies

 The School of International Studies and Academy of Overseas Chinese Studies (SIS/AOCS) at Jinan University (JNU) was established in 2011, building on the tradition and strengths of Southeast Asian studies and overseas Chinese studies that dates back to JNU’s re-founding in 1958. SIS/AOCS aims at building an innovative research platform with special characteristics of overseas Chinese studies which integrates international relations, overseas Chinese studies and related research areas of intellectual inquiry. The school is gaining reputation with original research and has made great achievements in discipline construction, academic exchange and personnel training.

Website: https://english.jnu.edu.cn/2016/1017/c1901a18631/page.psp

About the UCLA Asia Pacific Center

 The Asia Pacific Center (APC) is one the 28 research centers and academic degree programs at the International Institute, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). APC promotes greater knowledge and understanding of Asia and the Pacific region on campus and in the community through innovative research, teaching, public programs, and international collaborations. It focuses on inter-Asian and transpacific connections from historical, contemporary, and comparative perspectives and encourage interdisciplinary work on cross-border and supranational issues on language and culture, politics, economy and society, and the sustainability in the ongoing processes of globalization. Among the various programs, APC serves as the National Resource Center on East Asia and administers the East Asia Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships as part of the US Department of Education Title 6 program and the Global Chinese Philanthropy Research and Training Program.

Website: https://www.international.ucla.edu/apc 

Download file: 2023-GCP-International-Symposium_Call-for-Papers_Bilingual-bk-wls.pdf

Sponsor(s): Asia Pacific CenterJinan