University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies
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Gender Studies (GS)

The Gender Studies (GS) Research Priority Group aims at exploring and addressing contemporary social processes as they are shaped by gender in China and Asia.

Gender studies in China and other Asian countries are in a developmental phase. There is a widespread interest in gender which has led to the creation of initiatives promoting diversity and equality, changing or at least challenging previous notions of gender.

Gender is present in all spheres of life, both private and public, from family to friendship, to industry and organizations, literature, uses of social media, product design, teaching, or the making of national policies just to name a few. At the same time, the concept of gender intersects with other analytical categories, such as class, age, nationality, race and ethnicity. These shape gender relations differently in different spheres of life and social communities.

The Gender Studies Research Priority Group is an interdisciplinary group as our areas of expertise are in the Humanities, the Social Sciences and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). We work in different universities in China and abroad. We come from, and have conducted research in, various cultural and national or local communities. This makes our Group not only interdisciplinary but also international and open to different and innovative ways to look at gender and gender relations.  

The Gender Studies Research Priority Group objective is to strengthen our understanding of gender in Asian cultures and societies and support interventions enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality.

Our areas of interest include (but not limited to):

  • Masculinities and femininities
  • Feminist and Queer studies
  • Abuse, bullying, domestic violence
  • Labour, business, organization
  • Language and Literature
  • Roles and relationships in the family
  • School and Education
  • Screen media
  • Translation, intercultural and international communication
  • Politics
  • Design and architecture
  • Health, aging and wellbeing

  


 Lily YU

 Lead: Dr. Lily YU

 

Giovanna

 Co-Lead: Giovanna COMERIO

 

Members

  A-Z listing

Ada Ma (Faculty of Business)

Ahmed Elamin (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Andrew White (International Communications)

Bingjuan Xiong (English)

Binjie Hu (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Bjarke Liboriussen (International Communications)

Candace Veecock (English)

Cheng Xu (PhD, Faculty of Business)

Derek Irwin (English)

Geoff Hall (English)

Joaquin Lopez (Language Centre)

Joy Spiliopoulos (International Studies)

Luis Torres (Faculty of Business)

Minghai Zhou (Economics)

Penélope Franco Estrada (Language Centre)

Ping Du (English)

Rosaria Franco (International Studies)

Sherif Welsen (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Sinchan Mitra (Economics)

Sylvain Pourciel (Language Centre)

Xuan Feng (Faculty of Business)

Yat Ming Loo (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Yingfa Lu (Faculty of Business)

External Members

Beibei Tang (Anhui Architecture University)

Chang Li (alumni) 

Elina Oinas (University of Helsinki)

Hongwei Bao (University of Nottingham, UK) 

Jin Feng (Fudan University)

Katarina Leppänen  (University of Gothenburg)

Li Xuan (New York University Shanghai)

Liu Xin (University of Helsinki)

Lixian Cui (New York University Shanghai)  

Lu Li’an (Fudan University) 

MELISSA YOONG (University of Nottingham Malasia Campus)

Thomas Whyke (Ningbo University) 

Wei Wei (East China Normal University) 

Yaya Chen (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences) 

Zhao Yan (Nord University)

The list is being updated

Activities

We run the ‘Gender, Culture and Identities Dialogues’ all year round every year (click the logo below to view more)

Gender, Culture and Identities Dialogues

Co-organizers with the Centre for Health Economics, School of Economics, FHSS, UNNC the ‘Gender and Health’ Workshop:

Time: 14 March 2019, 8:30am – 17:15pm

Venue: New International Conference Centre

Detailed Programme

 
 

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