‘Gendered representation of the ethnic minorities in southwest of China and discussion with Zhang’s Self-Portrait’ by Zhu Jing

Zhu Jing started her presentation by a brief introduction about her research, which focused on the visual representation of the ethnic minorities in the southwest of China from mid-18th to mid-20th century. With lots of photos and other resources, she tried to explain why the ethnic minorities’ image became feminized and how the ethnic minorities were visually transformed… Continue reading ‘Gendered representation of the ethnic minorities in southwest of China and discussion with Zhang’s Self-Portrait’ by Zhu Jing

‘The life of China’s gay and lesbian’ by Zhou Tianyang

Zhou from University of Sussex gave a presentation on the changing life of China’s gay and lesbian in last decades, especially with the advent of the Internet.  He discussed how traditional Chinese ideas and the attitude of Chinese government towards homosexuality influenced the life of China’s homosexual people. With the Internet, homosexual people started to express themselves and… Continue reading ‘The life of China’s gay and lesbian’ by Zhou Tianyang

Three Keynotes on Rock & Chinese Rock by Wang Yuan

Wang Yuan’s presentation started with an introduction of ‘Rock’. By turning to the history of Chinese Rock, he pointed how the ‘imported western culture’ in the 1980s influenced people, especially the young, Chinese rock music, in this context, bears more cultural meaning and becomes the icon of rebel and independent thinking. Wang finished by linking… Continue reading Three Keynotes on Rock & Chinese Rock by Wang Yuan

Zhu Jing

PhD candidate of history from the University of Edinburgh. Research Topic: Body, Gender and Sexuality. The visual representation of the ethnic minorities in the southwest of China from mid-18th to mid 20th century. Look at two visual sources: Miao Albums, a genre of ethnographic illustrations from late imperil China and modern ethnographic photography. Publications and… Continue reading Zhu Jing

The Folk Memory Project 民间记忆计划

Benefited from the ‘Village Documentary project (2005-2013)’, Caochangdi Workstation have had a series of projects for documentary and performance. In the summer of 2009, we began a documentary film project to chronicle the events that took place between the “3 year famine” period of 1959 and 1961. By the summer of 2010, we had 21 people… Continue reading The Folk Memory Project 民间记忆计划

Villager Documentary Project 村民影像计划

Launched in 2005, the China Villager Documentary Project is initiated and implemented by Caochangdi Workstation where is an independent art space in Beijing. Ten villagers based in nine different provinces were selected at the end of the project’s Call for Proposal. The ten successful candidates each received a video camera and production trainings at Caochangdi… Continue reading Villager Documentary Project 村民影像计划