Date: 17 April 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm
Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library, CUHK
Chair: Prof. Tan Jia (CUHK)
Speaker: Prof. Rebecca Karl (New York University)
Online registration: https://goo.gl/forms/Xgd881J0ecziNXbq1
This talk revisits the logic of He-Yin Zhen’s anarcho-feminism at the turn of the twentieth century in China. Grounded in her critique of labor and female embodiment, He-Yin’s account of the historical roots of social injustice and their ongoing economic, political and cultural reproduction in China and globally was very new for her time and continues to be relevant for ours.
Rebecca E. Karl is Professor of History at New York University. She is the author of The Magic of Concepts: History and the Economic in Twentieth-Century China (2017); Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth-Century World: A Concise History (2010); and Staging the World: Chinese Nationalism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (2002); she is co-translator (with Xueping Zhong) of Cai Xiang’s Revolution and Its Narratives: China’s Socialist Literary and Cultural Imaginaries, 1949-1966 (2016), all published by Duke University Press. She co-translated and coedited (with Lydia H. Liu and Dorothy Ko) The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory (Columbia UP, 2013).
All are welcome. Registration is needed by 15 April 2018.
Organized by the Centre for Cultural Studies, the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Supported by Faculty of Arts and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library