This Saturday, September 9, 1923: Race, Empire, and Settler Colonialism Across the Pacific, a free symposium looking at a century of global exclusion will be held online from 10:00am-3:30pm PDT. 2023 marks 100 years since the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act in Canada and this symposium aims to unpack and reflect on the contemporary significance of these histories of racial exclusion.
Hosted by the University of British Columbia’s Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies (INSTRCC), as part of the Centre for Asian Canadian Research and Engagement (ACRE), and the University of Toronto’s Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, this symposium brings together Transpacific and Pacific Studies scholars in 3 panels titled, “North American Perspectives on 1923”, “Asian Settler Colonialism and Pacific Empires”, and “Looking Back From 1923”.
This cross-disciplinary symposium will synthesize contemporary and historical perspectives along with global and regional perspectives to shed light upon how this era of racial exclusion resonates into present-day issues of race, empire, colonialism, and discrimination.
Each panel will be 1.5 hours, and free registration is available on the eventbrite page.