CEAS Book Talk: Feminisms with Chinese Characteristics

Dr. Ping Zhu & Dr. Hui Faye Xiao


THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2022  | 7 PM CST


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Join the CEAS for a moderated book talk with Ping Zhu, Associate Professor of Chinese literature at the University of Oklahoma, and Hui Faye Xiao, Chairperson and Professor of modern Chinese literature and culture at the University of Kansas, about their new book Feminism with Chinese Characteristics (2021). The talk will be facilitated by Keith McMahon, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Kansas. 


The year 1995, when the Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing, marks a historical milestone in the development of the Chinese feminist movement. The decades that followed brought Chinese women unprecedented choices, resources, opportunities, pitfalls, challenges, and even crises. In this timely volume, Zhu and Xiao offer an examination of the ways in which Chinese feminist ideas have developed since the mid-1990s. By juxtaposing the plural “feminisms” with “Chinese characteristics,” they both underline the importance of integrating Chinese culture, history, and tradition in the discussions of Chinese feminisms, and stress the difference between the plethora of contemporary Chinese feminisms and the singular state feminism.


Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies.

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