Activities

2014
Conference Presentations:
Tse, J.K.H. (2014). The Civil Human Rights Front: religion and radical democracy in post-handover Hong Kong. Critical Geographies of Religion I: Religion, Politics, and the Public Sphere. Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL, 8-12 April 2014.

Tse, J.K.H. (2014). The War on Poverty and the Emergence of Evangelism: the Chinese American mainline and the new evangelicals in San Francisco’s Chinatown. San Francisco: The Asian American Holy City? Association of Asian American Studies, San Francisco, CA, 17-20 April 2014.

2013

Conference Presentations:
Tse, J.K.H. (2013). Strategies of reconciliation: Cantonese evangelical ministries to First Nations in Vancouver, British Columbia. Re-membering Home: Indigenous and Colonial Encounters in Asian North American Religious Spaces. American Academy of Religion, Baltimore, MA, 23-26 November 2013.

Tse, J.K.H. (2013). ‘We were very orderly and peaceful’: ‘model minority’ evangelicals in public space. Faith, Class, and Space: Geographies of Religion. Society for the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Boston, MA, 8-10 November 2013.

Tse, J.K.H. (2013). Re-working Family Values: ‘conservative’ and ‘progressive’ approaches to family and religion in Hong Kong. Presenter in Migrant Families and Youth. Asia-Pacific Worlds in Motion V: Migration Beyond Borders. St. John’s College, UBC, Vancouver, BC, 30-31 May 2013.

Tse, J.K.H. (2013). America, Return to God? Chinese American evangelicals and the conservative challenge to Asian American studies. Presenter in Empire and the Study of Asian American Religions. Association of Asian American Studies, Seattle, WA, 17-21 April 2013.

Tse, J.K.H. (2013). Cantonese Protestant Activism and Secular Geographies: religion, ethnicity, and the secularization thesis. Presenter in Post-secular spaces: explorations beyond secular theory and research. Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA, 9-13 April 2013.

Paper Session Organization:
Organizer, Empire and the Study of Asian American Religions. Association of Asian American Studies, Seattle, WA, 17-21 April 2013.

Academic Service:
Steering Committee Member,
Asian North American Religions, Culture, and Society Group, American Academy of Religion

Chair, Geography of Religion and Belief Systems Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers.

Committee Member, Asia-Pacific Worlds in Motion V: Migration Beyond Borders.

Media Appearances:
30 March: BBC’s Heart and Soul: Chinese Christians in Vancouver (Matt Wells).

2012

Conference Presentations:
Tse, J.K.H. (2012). The social conservatism of Cantonese Protestants in Vancouver, Canada. Presenter in Asian North American “Conservative” Christian Communities, Masculinities, and Gender Issues. American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 17-20 November 2012.

Dwyer, C.L. and Tse, J.K.H. (2012). Planning for religious worship: the creation of the ‘Assembly District’ in Richmond, Vancouver. Co-author in Religion, Society and Space: An Institutional Perspective. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, NY, 24-28 February 2012.

Tse, J.K.H. (2012). A minority challenging multiculturalism: the social conservatism of Cantonese-speaking evangelical Christians in Metro Vancouver. Presenter in Transnational Identities and Subjectivities. Asia-Pacific Worlds in Motion IV, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 20-21 February 2012.

Paper Session Organization:
Organizer, Asian North American ‘Conservative’ Christian Communities, Masculinities, and Gender Issues, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 17-20 November 2012.

Academic Service:
Graduate Student Member, Equity and Diversity Committee, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia.

Secretary, Geography of Religion and Belief Systems Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers.

Media Appearances:
25 October: Vancouver Sun: Census: Mandarin, Cantonese top immigrant tongues in Metro Vancouver (Kelly Sinoski)

9 May: Radio Canada International: Highway to Heaven (with Lorn Curry): http://www.rcinet.ca/religions/#/en/gallery/audio/17

5 April: HKReporter: 天外有天 第19集 [The Sky Beyond the Sky, Ep. 19]- 快必、David、偉業、大曹 / 嘉賓: Justin [Fastbeat, David, Wai Yip, "Big Cho" / Guest: Justin]: http://www.hkreporter.com/audio_archive.php?archive_id=16007

2011

Conference Presentations:
Tse, J.K.H. (2011). Evangelism, Eternity, and the Everyday: Ambivalent Reconciliation in a Chinese Canadian Christian Church in Metro Vancouver, BC. Presenter in Evangelism, Education, and Leadership: Transnational Strategies and Local Adaptations in Asian North American Religious Communities, sponsored by Asian North American Religion, Culture, and Society. American Academy of Religion, San Francisco, CA, 19-22 November 2011.

Tse, J.K.H. (2011). America, Return to God? Chinese American Christian conservatives and Asian American Christianity. Presenter in Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity. Society of Biblical Literature, San Francisco, CA, 19-22 November 2011.

Tse, J.K.H. (2011). Ethnic enclaves and parallel religious lives? The civic imaginations and practices of Cantonese Christians in Vancouver and San Francisco. Presenter in Issues in Ethnic Geography (II). Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 12-16 April 2011.

Dwyer, C.L., Ley, D., and Tse, J.K.H. (2011). ‘Highway to heaven’: the making of a suburban religious landscape. Co-presenter in Traveling faith: faith and transnationalism: exploring the intersections of religion and migration. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. 12-16 April 2011.

Dwyer, C.L., Ley, D., and Tse, J.K.H. (2011). ‘Highway to heaven’: the making of a suburban religious landscape. Co-presenter in Immigrant Integration, Religious Diversity, and the Suburbs(Citizenship and Social, Cultural, and Civic Integration). 2011 National Metropolis Conference,Metropolis Canada, Vancouver, BC, 23-26 March 2011.

Tse, J.K.H., Dwyer, C.L., and Ley, D. (2011). Talking infrastructure: another topic for interfaith dialogue on Richmond’s “Highway to Heaven.” Lead Presenter. Panel on Space, Place and the Sacred: Managing Religious Diversity in a Multicultural Society. Religion and Society: A Policy-Research Symposium on Immigration, Multiculturalism, and Social Change in Canada. Metropolis BC and Embrace BC, Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver, BC, 2 February 2011.

Paper Session Organization:
Immigrant Integration, Religious Diversity, and the Suburbs, 2011 National Metropolis Meeting, Metropolis Canada, Vancouver, BC. Co-organized with: Claire Dwyer (University College London, Geography), Paul Bramadat (University of Victoria, Centre for Religion and Society), and David Ley (University of British Columbia, Geography).

Traveling faith: faith and transnationalism: exploring the intersections of religion and migration, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.  Co-organized with: Betsy Olson (University of Edinburgh, Geography) and Claire Dwyer (University College London, Geography).

Academic Service:
Graduate Student Member, Equity and Diversity Committee, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia.

Chair and Organizer for 2011 Human Geography Comprehensives Workshop, Human Geography Comprehensive Exams Committee, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia.

Secretary, Geography of Religion and Belief Systems Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers.

Community Service:
Board Member
, Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop, Board of Directors

Media Appearances:
3 Feb: Sing Tao Daily: 本報記者朱楠 [Chu Lam], 新移民改變宗教團體文化 [New immigrants are changing the culture of religious communities].

2010

Conference Presentations and Panel Discussions:
Tse, J.K.H. (2010). Gu Xiong’s Waterscapes and religious hybridity in Richmond, BC. Moderator in Swimming the River. Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC, 28 October 2010.

Tse, J.K.H. (2010). The silent exodus in trans-Pacific context: the challenges of youth in a Hongkonger church in Canada. Presenter in Generational Change. Asian Pacific American and Religion Research Initiative, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL, 6-8 August 2010.

Tse, J.K.H. (2010). Love lasts forever: transnational family ideals in Media Evangelism films in Hong Kong. Presenter in Transnational Families. Pacific Worlds in Motion III: Mobile Identities, St. John’s College, University of British Columbia, 2-5 June 2010.

Tse, J.K.H. (2010). Silent exodus or second wave? The challenges for youth in a transnational Hongkonger church. Presenter. Paper Session on Young People, Faith, and Place (II). Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC, 14-18 April 2010.

Tse, J.K.H. (2010). Insider ethnography, geographical hermeneutics, and second-generation Asian Pacific American fissures in transnational religious networks. Panelist. Panel on Methodologies in the Geography of Religion. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC, 14-18 April 2010.

Conference Organization:
Pacific Worlds in Motion III: Mobile Identities
, St. John’s College, UBC. Co-organized with: Wesley Attewell (Geography, UBC), Andreanne Doyon (SCARP, UBC), Christine Peralta (History, UBC), and Evangeline Katigbak (Geography, National University of Singapore).  A graduate conference on trans-Pacific migration organized by graduate students at the University of British Columbia and the National University of Singapore.

Co-researcher (David Ley, UBC Geography, and Claire Dwyer, UCL Geography): “Highway to Heaven?” New suburban religious landscapes and immigrant integration. (Funded by Metropolis BC: see http://riim.metropolis.net)

Academic Service:
Graduate Student Member, Equity and Diversity Committee, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia.

2009

Conference Presentations:
Tse, J.K.H. (2009). The Zainichi and Nikkei Experience. Discussant for Panel. Conference for Centre for Japanese Research, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, 19-21 November 2009.

Tse, J.K.H. (2009). Imagining peace, finding multiculturalism: The transnational imaginations of Hongkonger Christians in Vancouver. Presenter in Space/Place. Asian Pacific American and Religion Research Initiative, Claremont McKenna College, 6-8 August 2009.

Tse, J.K.H. (2009). Homo religiosus bubbles: Hongkonger Christians in Richmond, British Columbia. Presenter. Spring Symposium, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, 18 April 2009.

Tse, J.K.H. (2009). Homo religiosus bubbles: Hongkonger Christians in Richmond, British Columbia. Presenter, Paper Session on The Experience of Immigrants in Cities: Canada and Europe. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, 14-18 March 2009.

Research Assistantship (David Edgington, Geography): Picture Archives of Historic Coal Harbour, Vancouver, BC

Academic Service:
Graduate Student Member, Equity and Diversity Committee, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia.

2008

Conference Presentation:
Tse, J.K.H. (2008). Astronauts and young men in Hong Kong: The Hui Brothers’ films and transnational Hongkongers. Presenter in Asian Canadian Studies (I). Pacific Worlds in Motion, St. John’s College and Green College, University of British Columbia, 16-17 March 2008.

Academic Service:
Graduate Student Member, Equity and Diversity Committee, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia.

2006-2007

Research Assistantship (Timothy Cheek, History, Institute of Asian Research): Centre for Chinese Research, Institute of Asian Research, UBC (book stacks, article archives, online bibliographies, Asian Film Festival, and the Institute of Asian Research’s 20th Anniversary Celebration)