Gaymi: Emergent Masculinities and Straight Women's Friendships with Gay Male Best Friends in Jinan, China
Date: 22nd Feb 2019 (Friday)
Time: 12pm - 2pm
Prof. Chris Tan (Associate Professor at Institute of Social Anthropology, Nanjing University, China)
China’s economic liberalization in 1978 created new gendered and sexual subjectivities. This essay examines a new Internet meme gaymi (“gay confidante”) and its discursive construction of gay men as genteel embodiments of a women-friendly “emergent masculinity” (Inhorn and Wentzell, 2011). We argue that firstly, the gaymi discourse actually centers on the women who desire gay male companionship, because it ironically articulates the desires of these women and not those of the men. Secondly, strong links possibly exist between the rise of the gaymi and the popularity of the Korean Wave in China. Hence, the gaymi gestures at intra-Asian cultural globalization.
Chris K. K. Tan is Associate Professor at the Institute of Social Anthropology at Nanjing University, China. His current research focuses on the intersections between affect and communicative technologies, especially the cell phone, in China. He previously published in such journals as Urban Studies, Anthropological Quarterly, and Journal of Homosexuality. He is currently working on a monograph manuscript about national belonging among gay men in Singapore.
Gender and Sexuality Politics in South Korea and Hong Kong: ‘MeToo’ Movement
Date: 12 Sept 2018 (Wed)
Venue: Room 109, Chen Kou Bun Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Jesook Song (Department of Anthropology, The University of Toronto)
Prof. Raees Baig (Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Prof. Sealing Cheng (Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
This event would invite reflexive discussions of the ways in which “MeToo” movements evolved in Hong Kong and South Korea. In other words, how globally circulating discourse is mobilized and spins off in local contexts would produce particular dynamics in each society and history, brining potentially divergent implications in local feminist and queer activisms.
At the same time, however, considering its different evolvement and impacts in local contexts, it would be important, politically, historically and theoretically, to think of interconnected aspects of the “MeToo” movements in South Korea and Hong Kong. This kind of efforts to understand local context in depth while staying with the inter-connected geopolitics is built on a critical feminist thinking, which includes a relational approach carved by Gillian Hart, a feminist geographer, which is distinct from comparative approach and transnational feminism such as scholarly works by Lisa Yoneyama and Eunjung Kim.
The dialogue between Jesook Song and Raees Baig will invite us to make sense of the diverging and converging currents in the ‘MeToo’ movements in South Korea and Hong Kong.
Jesook Song is Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. Her books include South Koreans in the Debt Crisis: The Creation of a Neoliberal Welfare Society (Duke University Press, 2009), New Millennium South Korea: Neoliberal Capitalism and Transnational Movements (edited volume, Routledge, 2010), Living on Your Own: Single Women, Rental Housing, and Post-Revolutionary Affect in Contemporary South Korea (SUNY Press, 2014). She also co-edited Korea through Ethnography, a special issue of the Journal of Korean Studies (November 2012), and published articles in journals such as Anthropological Quarterly, Critique of Anthropology, Feminist Review, Gender, Place, and Culture, Journal of Youth Studies, positions, and Urban Geography.
Raees Baig is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Social Work, CUHK, and the Co-director of the Gender Research Centre, CUHK. Her research areas include gender, minority rights and migration; with a specific focus on women’s rights under transnational migration. Prior to her engagement in the academia, she worked in local human rights group focusing on minority rights and joined the UN Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights as a Senior Minority Fellow. She is currently serving in the board of various international human rights organization and local women’s rights group and has conducted gender mainstreaming trainings for the social workers and NGOs for the Hong Kong SAR Government.
時間：中午12:00 - 下午1:30
2016-2017 Public Lectures
|9/9/2016||In Conversation with Conchita, Winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest Gender, Media, and ‘Normalities’||--||Poster|
|17/3/2016||Having a Social Impact: How Researchers Can Engage with the Public||M. V. Lee Badgett||Poster|
|20/3/2017||Untapped opportunities and the business case for LGBTI inclusion||M. V. Lee Badgett||Poster|
|23/5/2017||Women, Work, and Marriage: Challenges of Gendered Social Mobility in Urban China||Arianne M. Gaetano||Poster|
2015-2016 Public Lectures
|28/10/2015||The Undue Emphasis on Women's Appearance in the Media||Madeline Di Nonno||
Click the links below for presentation material
|5/12/2015||Making the Difference on a World Scale: Social Justice, Class and Gender in Contemporary Education||Raewyn Connell||Poster|
|16/12/2015||Fate and Indeterminacy in the Sensory Circuit of 21st Century Taiwan Queer Romance 台灣酷兒電影感官迴路中的命定與未知||Mon Ya-feng 毛雅芬||Poster|
|14/1/2016||Consent in the Dark: Good Sex, Universities, and the State||Carole S. Vance||Poster|
|9/3/2016||Translocal peasant family reproduction and agrarian change in China: toward an analytical framework||Tamara Jacka||Poster|
|10/3/2016||Improving Women's Substantive Representation: a Comparison of Theoretic Determinants and Empirical Evidence from Chinese Villages||Tamara Jacka||Poster|
|25/4/2016||Health and Social Activism of Self-Identified Gay Men in Postsocialist China||Tiantian ZHENG||Poster|
2011 Public Lecture Series sponsored by Lee Hysan Foundation
|Jan 26 2011||當亂倫創傷遇上精神分析──原初幻想或建構的真實？||Peng, Jen-Yu||Poster|
|Apr 27 2011||Women and the Modern Domicile in Turkey in the Mid-20th Century||Meltem Ö. Gürel||Poster|
|Jul 27 2011||與邢丹文對談：攝影、現實及生存的關係||XING Danwen||Poster|
|Nov 2 2011||Walking with the Unmourned||TRINH T. Minh-ha||Poster|
|Oct 31 2011||The Politics of Forms and Forces|
|Nov 4 2011||The Boundary Event|
|Nov 1 2011||Workshop: "D-Story, D-Film" –
Screening of the film NIGHT PASSAGE followed by discussion
2010 Public Lecture Series sponsored by Lee Hysan Foundation
|Jan 27 2010||I ( ) Graffiti||Herng-Dar Bih, PhD|
|Apr 28 2010||The Gendered Grammar of Occidentalism:
Modes of Addressing Violence Against Women in Turkey
|Meltem Ahiska, PhD||PosterFlyer|
|Jul 28 2010||From Feminist Fieldwork to Collaborative Praxis: Lessons
from the Sangtin Movement in India
|Richa Nagar, PhD||PosterFlyer|
|Oct 25 2010||Gender-, Race- and Genre-bending in Contemporary
|Oct 27 2010||Seamless: A Play Reading with Commentary|
|Oct 26 2010||Gender, Race and the Trope of Performance in
Anthropology and Cultural Studies
|Oct 29 2010||Gender, Race, and Corporeal Epistemologies|
2009 Public Lecture Series sponsored by Lee Hysan Foundation
|Jan 14 2009||Is there Sexism in Science?||Li-ling Tsai, PhD Poster||Poster|
|Apr 22 2009||Queer Like You: Sexual Culture and the Bounds of Normality||Helen Hok-Sze Leung, PhD||Poster|
|Jul 15 2009||Social Transformation and the Metamorphosis of the Family||Hsia Lin-Ching, Ed. D.||Poster|
|Oct 23 2009||Gender and Sexuality in the New Global Capitalism:
Are We Heading for Another Feudal Age?
|Raewyn Connell, PhD,
|Oct 28 2009||The Role of Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality||Poster|
|Oct 22 2009||Researching Corporate Masculinities: A Discussion of Method||Poster|
|Oct 29 2009||Southern Theory and the Critique of Gender||Poster|