February 16, 2010

Film Screening of the first Chinese production of The Vagina Monologues

Join the East Asia Workshop in Gender and Society for
A FILM SCREENING: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
The First Chinese Production

Produced by Drs. Ai Xiaoming and Song Sufeng at Zhongshan University, PRC in 2004.
In Chinese, with English subtitles.

DATE: WEDNESDAY 17 FEBRUARY

TIME: 5PM TO 7PM

LOCATION: 1210 WEILL HALL (Hill and State)


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November 06, 2008

Yuhua Wang - “When Dictators Play by the Rules: The Development of the Rule of Law in China�

The China Interdisciplinary Workshop Invites you to attend

A workshop on the Rule of Law in China

Featuring a presentation by
Yuhua Wang, Doctoral student, U-M Department of Political Science
“When Dictators Play by the Rules: The Development of the Rule of Law in China�

Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Room 1644 School of Social Work Building

Of related interest, Mayling Birney, of the Princeton Society of Fellows and the Woodrow Wilson School, will be presenting a lecture on the rule of law in China as part of the Center for Chinese Studies Noon Lecture series. The lecture begins at noon and will be held in Room 1636 of the School for Social Work Building. She will be attending the workshop.

Refreshments will be served at both events

The China Interdisciplinary Workshop would like to thank The Rackham School of Graduate Studies and the Center for Chinese Studies for their support of Workshop activities. If you have any questions, please contact the faculty advisor to the China Interdisciplinary Workshop, David Rolston (drolston@umich.edu).

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October 22, 2008

A Roundtable on Gender Issues in Late Imperial China

Professor Giovanni Vitiello, University of Hawai’i
Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 2-4 pm
Room 1644, School of Social Work Building, 1080 South University

Also on October 28, Professor Vitiello will be giving the Center for Chinese Studies Noon Lecture, same building, Room 1636, noon to 1 pm, entitled “Libertine Masculinity: Homosexuality and Homosociality in Late Imperial Pornographic Fiction.� The abstract for his talk reads: “This presentation focuses on the figure of the male libertine in pornographic fiction to argue that the boundaries of his sexuality and masculinity were drawn and redrawn, and in the process significantly altered, from the mid-seventeenth to the mid-eighteenth centuries. While pointing at a shift in the representation of masculinity and male-male sexuality in fiction, these developments might also signal an attempt to meet the new moral and legal standards of the mid-Qing period.� Professor Vitiello’s research and publications focus on late imperial Chinese fiction and the history of sexuality. He has just completed a book manuscript by the title of "The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China–1550-1850."

Refreshments will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by the China Interdisciplinary Workshop (CIW) and the East Asian Gender Forum (EAGF) at Rackham. Our thanks for the support of the Center for Chinese Studies and the Rackham School of Graduate Studies. If you have questions, please contact David Rolston (drolston@umich.edu), faculty advisor of CIW, or Ying Zhang (yingaa@umich.edu) coordinator of EAGF.

Posted by zzhu at 11:45 AM

October 15, 2008

China Interdisciplinary Workshop, October 24, 2008

The next China Interdisciplinary Workshop meeting will take place on Friday, October 24, 2008, 2-4 pm, Room 2022, Thayer Building, 202 South Thayer.

Come hear and comment on a presentation by Qing Lai, doctoral student in the Department of Sociology, on research undertaken in collaboration with U of M professor of sociology Yu Xie.

The title of the presentation is
“DANWEI PROFITABILITY AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY IN URBAN CHINA.�

Abstract: Prior research has debated the relative importance of such factors as human capital, political capital, and region in determining workers' earnings and benefits in reform-era urban China. In this paper, my advisor and I argue that a main agent of social stratification in contemporary China continues to be danwei, the work unit. Using data from a 1999 survey we conducted in three large Chinese cities, Wuhan, Shanghai, and Xi'an, we assess the extent to which workers' earnings (including regular wages, bonuses, and subsidies) and benefits (including health care, housing, and pension) depend on the profitability of their danwei. Results show that the financial situation of danwei is one of the most important determinants of earnings and benefits in today's urban China. Furthermore, the importance of danwei profitability does not vary by city or by employment sector.

Refreshments will be served.
Our thanks for the support of the Center for Chinese Studies, the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. If you have questions, please contact David Rolston (drolston@umich.edu), faculty advisor to the China Interdisciplinary Workshop.

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