This group aims to identify pertinent materials available in North America,
facilitate access to their content, and services. It is committed to
promoting collaborations that will benefit the participating
organizations and the study of East Asian diasporas in general. It is
intended to be a broad-based task group comprising of CEAL members who
have custodial responsibilities of materials on East Asian diasporas
anywhere in the world, which are physically located in North America.
Potential areas of collaboration are digitization, collection
development, exhibits, support for visiting researchers and
At the annual CEAL meetings, the group will showcase and build on the
success of the established institutions and on-going projects while
providing a platform for spring-boarding new initiatives. It will
actively pursue a cohesive development strategy through cooperation
amongst members. Signed-up members for specific projects will deliver
progress reports at the venue.
Genealogy and East
Asian Diasporas Wiki
We can use the Wiki
to discuss what issues
and programs we would like to pursue, in general and specifically in
preparation for our meeting next March in Philadelphia. Please feel
completely free to comment on any issue posted on the wiki, or to start
a new discussion (relevant to the group of course).
2011 Meeting, Honolulu, March 30th
Due to the exceptionally full schedule of meetings, the 2011 meeting of the
Genealogy & East Asian Diaspora Group was held at the same time as other
meetings. For those who were unable to attend, we offer the four PowerPoint
presentations from the program.
Macy Zheng (McGill) Cultural life of the Chinese Community in Montreal
Helen Kim & Hye Jin Juhn (UBC) Korean Canadian Heritage Archive Database Project
Ken Klein (USC) Genetic Genealogy and East Asian Print Collections
Tao Yang (Rutgers) From Immigrants to Citizens: Records of Chinese Political Participation in New Jersey, 1991-2010 (report on a book project)