July 24-26, 2011
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Counter Cultures, a conference exploring how the shop counter has (and continues) to act as a cultural contact zone throughout the Chinese diaspora is now over.
From South Africa to Boston, Mexico to Toronto, Jamaica to Scotland and so many places in between, we were intrigued to uncover the similarities and differences in the ways in which life behind the counter -- in laundries, groceries, restaurants, shopping malls and general stores -- has shaped the ways in which Chinese migrants have survived their migrations and interacted with the larger communities into which they have migrated.
Please feel free to check out our program for further details on the papers that were presented. Additional questions can be addressed to Dr. Anne-Marie Lee-Loy at: email@example.com
Thank you to everyone involved in making Counter Cultures a success.Keith and Yook Moy Kong - Kingston, Jamaica. Circa 1957.
Photo courtesy: © Estate of Keith I. Kong.