|October 5, 2015 4:00 pm||to||October 6, 2015 6:00 pm|
Reception following the Oct. 6 panel discussion
Seminar: Modernity and Sex in China
Oct. 5, 2015 | 4:00 P.M.
101 Peterson Hall
935 E. 13th
- Jin Jiang, Department of History, East China Normal University, Shanghai, “Concepts of Sex in Modern China.” During the period of modernization in the early 20th century, the concept of sex, xing, became highly politicized as the relationships between the state and individual citizens, public and private, were being negotiated.
- Yan Wang, Department of History, East China Normal University, Shanghai, “The Scientific Discourse of Sex in Modern China.” The scientific study of sex (xing) was introduced into China in the early 1900s from Japan, where it had been considered a key aspect of modernity inspired by Western science. During the next 20 years, the scientific discourse about sex, biology, and anatomy gained wide public circulation. It was during this period that the hierarchical Confucian construction of male and female gender roles was displaced by a scientific analysis of sex.
Panel Discussion: The Current State of Gender Studies in the People’s Republic of China
Oct. 6, 2015 | 4:00 P.M.
Browsing Room, Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
- Cherie Barkey, Department of History, Global Studies Program, Cabrillo Community College, Santa Cruz
- Jin Jiang, Department of History, East China Normal University, Shanghai
- Yan Wang, Department of History, East China Normal University, Shanghai
Presented by the UO Confucius Institute for Global China Studies and cosponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs, Asian Studies Program, CAPS National Resource Center for East Asian Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Oregon Humanities Center, Center for the Study of Women in Society, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.