‘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