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June 12, 2008

Jin Feng

Training Her Body for God or for China: Physical Education at Ginling College

Tuesday, December 2
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

Jin Feng
Associate Professor of Chinese, Grinnell College

Ginling College (Jinling nuzi wenii xueyuan) was an all-women's institution founded by female American missionaries in Nanjing, China in the early twentieth-century. Its physical education department generated a kaleidoscope of tales that highlighted complex negotiations of gender, culture, religion, and nationalism at several important junctures of modern Chinese history.

Jin Feng is Associate Professor of Chinese at Grinnell College. She earned her Ph.D. in Asian Languages and Cultures from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of The New Woman in Early Twentieth-Century Chinese Fiction (Purdue University Press, 2004), Ginling College: The Making of A Fammily Saga (SUNY Press, forthcoming), and several scholarly articles. She is also the translator of Chen Hengzhe's Early Autogiography (Anhui Education Publications, 2006).

Posted by moyera at June 12, 2008 09:48 AM