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Presential event

Asian Minorities in Europe and in North America
A transatlantic dialogue on memories, representations, and recognition

Venue: Amphithéâtre Leroy-Beaulieu, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume - 75007 Paris

This symposium has been financed by Sciences Po Transatlantic Research Fund, Institut Convergences Migrations and ANR PolAsie

The surge of the anti-Asian bigotry since the COVID-19 has aroused a general awareness about the prejudices against Asian populations. However, its causes, patterns and responses remain little explored. This international conference will bring together researchers and activists from Europe and North America to compare the memories, representations and recognition of Asian populations in different national contexts. Two central questions are addressed: First, how do groups and individuals with Asian heritage appropriate collective memories to fight for a fairer representation in Europe and in North America? Secondly, how do different regimes of diversity in multicultural democratic countries determine the recognition of Asian minorities in the public space? Through a transatlantic dialogue, we expect to come up with plausible directions for future research and actions on Asian minorities acknowledgement in Western societies.


8:30 am Welcome breakfast 
9:00 am Welcome speech
Ya-Han CHUANG & Khatharya UM
9:15 am - 11 am PANEL 1A. Collective Memories, Representations and Actions of Asian Minorities.
Moderator: Russell JEUNG, San Francisco State University
Diane WONG, Rutgers University
Diana YEH, City University of London
Khatharya UM, University of California, Berkeley
11:15 am - 12:45 pm PANEL 1B. Collective Memories, Representations and Actions of Asian Minorities.
Moderator: Hélène LE BAIL, CNRS, Sciences Po Paris
Kien Nghi HA, Tübigen University
Irene MASDEU TORRUELLA, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Ya-Han CHUANG, Sciences Po Paris
General discussion of Panel 1
12:45 pm - 2 pm Lunch break 
2 pm - 3:40 pm PANEL 2A. Asian Activism in France.
Moderator: Khatharya UM, University of California Berkeley
Kim HUYNH & Maï NGUYEN, Asiattitudes
Grace LY, "Ca reste entre nous" et "Kiffe ta race"
Camille-Maya JAYANTHI, Talk Tabou Media
Yamouna NALLATAMBY, Slash Asian
Thomas CAI, Association des Jeunes Chinois de France
Laura POK, Pouma’khmer
Nara KEO KOSAL & Pascal MONGIN, Du Mékong à la Marne
Christine HUYNH & Arnaud HUYNH, Jeunes Teochew de France
Julie HAMAIDE, Koï
3:40 pm - 4 pm Coffee break
4 pm - 5:30 pm PANEL 2B. Asian Activism: A Transatlantic Dialogue.
Moderator: Ya-Han CHUANG
Russell JEUNG, Stop AAPI Hate US
Rémy CHHEM & Marie-Eve SAMSON, Super Boat People, Canada
Jee-Un KIM & Sun-Ju CHOI, Korientation, Germany
Mélanie CAO, Asiofeminism Now ! Belgium
Maud Jing Qin GERRETSEN & Amy CHEUNG, Asian Raisins, Netherlands
Paloma CHEN, Red de Diáspora China, Spain
Organisé par : CERI