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The Discourse of Cyber Anti-Sexual Harassment in China

21 March 2019 (18:00-19:30)
Giovanna Comerio

Dr Lily Yu








The Discourse of Cyber Anti-Sexual Harassment in China.

The example of Weibo's online discussion

The talk will be in Chinese with English consecutive translation provided by 

Clara LONGHI and Qiyao ZHANG (MA students in Interpreting and Translation).

Cyber anti-sexual harassment has been spreading in the past two years, mainly in 2018 and 2019.

Based on my personal observation of Weibo, a micro-blogging website, I will analyse the current situation of anti-sexual harassment discourse as it circulated on the Internet in China. I will examine those cases that were discussed the most, those cases that were restricted from diffusion, as well as those cases that were silenced for unknown reasons. I will also analyse some issues emerged while these cases were publicly discussed, and I will focus on some points worth of attention. Finally, I will share some suggestions.

Dr Yaya Chen holds a PhD in Chinese Language and Literature from Fudan University. She is Deputy Secretary-General of the Gender & Development Center, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS). She is an expert of gender studies, and her research focusses in particular on single women, disabled women, Chinese feminists and LGBT. She led the project ‘Advocacy for Gender Equality in New Media Content and Usage’, one of the 5th projects of China Gender Fund (CGF).

The ‘Gender, Culture and Identities Dialogues’ are funded by

the IAPS Gender Studies Research Priority Group (to know more, please click here).