Public Lecture by Prof. Petrus Liu: “Queer Marxism: New Social Movements in Queer Asia”

May 20, 2019

Public Lecture by Prof. Petrus Liu: “Queer Marxism: New Social Movements in Queer Asia”


Date: 20 May 2019
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue: LT9, Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof. Petrus Liu (Boston University)

About the Speaker
Petrus Liu is Associate Professor of Chinese & Comparative Literature and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies of Boston University. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (Chinese, German, and Latin) from UC Berkeley and taught at Cornell University and Yale-NUS College. Professor Petrus Liu’s teaching and research interests focus on modern Chinese and comparative literature, transnational queer theory, digital media, and the aesthetic of Cold War cultures. His first book, Stateless Subjects: Chinese Martial Arts Literature and Postcolonial History (Cornell 2011), is the first comprehensive study of wuxia film and fiction in the English language. His second book, Queer Marxism in Two Chinas (Duke 2015), assembles a queer Marxist archive of literary materials, cultural criticism, and activist strategies to develop a nonliberal alternative to Western models of queer emancipation. This book won the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize Honorable Mention and was a finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies.

Prof. Tan Jia (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Conducted in English. All are welcome.
Please register by 19 May 2019:

Organized by MA in Intercultural Studies, the Centre for Cultural Studies, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, CUHK and Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts, CUHK.