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
- Design and architecture
- Health, aging and wellbeing
Lead: Dr. Lily YU
Co-Lead: Giovanna COMERIO
The list is being updated
We run the ‘Gender, Culture and Identities Dialogues’ all year round every year (click the logo below to view more)
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