Conference on Chinese Indonesian Studies



tra·di·tion  noun \trə-ˈdi-shən\

: a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that has been used by the people in a particular group, family, society, etc., for a long time
: the stories, beliefs, etc., that have been part of the culture of a group of people for a long time  —used to say that someone has qualities which are like the qualities of another well-known person or group of people from the past

Source: Miriam-Webster Dictionary

The existence of Chinese Indonesian can never be removed from the whole Indonesia nation building. Since the reformation era, the existence of Chinese Indonesian ethnicity with all its cultural attribute are clearly expressed after a long hibernation during the former governance. This is a good opportunity for scholars, leaders, engineers, physicists, economist, artist, lawyers, even politicians to develop studies about Chinese Indonesian’s ethnicity and all their aspects, including their local tradition.

More than thirty years of hibernation had caused discontinuity of tradition. Many Chinese Indonesian local tradition vanished because it was no longer passed to the younger generation. The inevitable pressure of modernity and globalization is a great challenge for the late Chinese Indonesian local tradition to bloom. Yet this condition initiate the opportunity of revitalization and redevelopment of Chinese Indonesian local tradition. The issue is that how do we have to respond such condition? The response might be to rejuvenate and enliven the old local tradition, or to create a new culture that still adopt the past tradition but facilitate current context. Moreover, the issue grows to the position of such contribution in Indonesia nation building.

This conference aims to recognize Chinese Indonesian local tradition, to identify challenges and search opportunities in order to blend those valuable tradition as inseparable part of Chinese Indonesian ethnicity as part of the whole nation building. This living tradition of Chinese Indonesian gathers many living aspect tradition including thinking, ritual, sociological, language, architecture, law, business, political and many more.

Sub-Themes for conference:

1.    Whose tradition?

Questioning the possessions of one traditions deployed in the life of Chinese Indonesians. Referring to the historical development of one tradition, understanding transmission of traditions between generations and the linkage between particular tradition with authority and the life of the nation.


2.    Which tradition?

Understanding traditions as a comprehensive product of culture that influenced by so many different cultures encountered. Referring to find the core culture of particular traditions and its effect on the life of the Chinese Indonesian in the nation building context.

3.   Strategic implementation of Chinese Diaspora tradition in nation building process

Understanding challenges, finding opportunities and implement strategies of the tradition in developing nation building mosaic.

Field of Study:
01.    Philosophy
02.    Language and Culture
03.    Art and Design
04.    Architecture
05.    Medicine
Popular believes, religion
07.    Economics
08.    Technology
09.    Laws& Politics
10.    Psychology
11.    Sociology & Anthropology
12.    Agriculture
13.    Industry
14.    Politics

Conference Language: 

English, Chinese, and Indonesian

Conference Date:

05-06 February 2015 .

Followed by optional field trip by train to Cirebon and bus tour in Cirebon area, for 3 days and 2 nights on 07-09 February 2015

Conference Venue:

Maranatha Christian University

Jln. Prof. drg. Surya Sumantri no 65

Bandung, 40164



Conference Schedule:

Abstract Submission               : 09 August 2014

Abstract Notification                : 06 September 2014

Full Paper Submission            : 15 November 2014

Paper Notification                    : 06 December 2014

FINAL Paper Submission        : 20 December 2014


Submission Requierements:

All papers must be written in English or Chinese or Indonesian.

All abstracts and papers will be blind reviewed and selected papers will be presented at the conference and will be published as a specific titled book with ISBN.

The book will be sold as optional ordered.

Papers must be original and have not been published before.


Conference fee:

International Participant         : 50 USD

Indonesian Participant           : 500.000 IDR

International Presenter          : 65 USD

Indonesian Presenter            : 650.000 IDR

Indonesian student participant (showing the student card) : 250,000  IDR



Payment through :

Bank BCA, Bandung.  

Account no. 233 264 1141.

Name : Krismanto Kusbiantoro



The fee includes welcome dinner, lunches and coffee breaks during conference and a seminar kit.

For presenters, The fee includes a DVD of complete articles and compiled abstracts monograph.

Please note that expenses associated with hotel accommodation, travels and any additional excursion are not covered by the conference fee.


Field Trip to Cirebon area will be conducted after the conference as an optional program. It is a 3-days and 2 nights program, travel by train to Cirebon and bus for city tour in Cirebon area. Cirebon is an old city at the seashore with many Chinese dwelling artifacts, historical Chinese temples, Old Sultanate Kraton (palace), Markets. Where part of city old area demolished by the current economic development, quickly pushed out the existing cultural heritages. A suburb of depleted China town Jamblang will be visited with their old houses, together with Trusmi nearby batik village.


Field Trip fee:

International Participant          : 125 USD

Indonesian Participant            : 1.250.000 IDR

The fee includes shared room accommodation in Cirebon in a 3* hotel for two nights, 2 breakfasts and 3 lunches, snacks during the trip, transportation and guided tour program. Additional 50 USD/ 500.000 IDR for participants who prefers unshared room.


Board of Committee:


This conference is supported by:

1. Centre of Chinese Diaspora Studies Maranatha Christian University. Bandung, Indonesia.

2. Centre of Chinese Indonesian Studies Petra Christian University. Surabaya, Indonesia.

3. Research School for Southeast Asian Studies Xiamen University. Xiamen, China

4. Soegijapranata Catholic University. Semarang, Indonesia.


For further information, please contact:


DR. Krismanto Kusbiantoro, MT.

Faculty of Arts and Design

Maranatha Christian University

Jl. Prof. Drg. Surya Sumantri 65

Bandung, Indonesia.

phn: +62-22-2012186 ext 1600

Sugiri Kustedja, Ir., MT.

Centre for Chinese Diaspora Studies (CCDS)

Maranatha Christian University

Bandung, Indonesia.

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