In 2011 the Chinese Museum, in partnership with La Trobe University, hosted Dragon Tails 2011: Sources, Language, Approaches: 2nd Australasian conference on overseas Chinese history & heritage. Two publications have been produced that draw on the papers presented at this conference, edited by former Chinese Museum Curator, Dr Sophie Couchman, and Dr Kate Bagnall.
• ‘Sources, language and approaches in Chinese Australian history’, special issue of Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies, vol. 6, 2013
• ‘Chinese Australians: Politics, Engagement, Activism’, special issue of Journal of Overseas Chinese, vol.9, no.2, 2013

Dragon Tails Conferences run every two years and is hosted by different organizations and held at different locations in Australia and New Zealand. These conferences bring together a multidisciplinary group of scholars from across Australia and internationally to discuss the history and heritage of Chinese in Australia in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

To  view the conference program of Dragon Tails 2011, please click on this link: Dragon Tails 2011: Sources. language. approaches.