Fairbank Center: Gender Studies Workshop: Gender and Friendship in China


Friday, May 4, 2018, 12:45pm to 5:30pm


CGIS South Room S354. 1730 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA

12:45-1 p.m.   Welcoming remarks

First Panel

Moderator:     Wai-yee Li, Harvard University

1-1:30p.m.      Zhou Yiqun, Stanford University: “Hermits and Their Wives in Early Chinese Texts”

1:30-2p.m.      Hu Ying, University of California Irvine: “Strange Friends: Reconceptualizing Gender and Community”

2-2:30p.m.      Ellen Widmer, Wellesley College: “Intercultural Mutuality: Mary Hannah Fulton (1854-1927) and Zhang Jujun (1879-1964)”

2:30-3p.m.      Discussion

3-3:30p.m.      Break

Second Panel

Moderator:     Xu Man, Tufts University

3:30-4p.m.      Haiyan Lee, Stanford University: “‘Now We Have a Baby’: A Very Short Genealogy of the Pure Relationship in Chinese Literature”

4-4:30p.m.      Catherine Vance Yeh, Boston University: “Friendship in the Staging of a Star: Mei Lanfang”

4:30-5p.m.      Eileen Chow, Duke University: “‘有沒有愛?’:Tongren Culture, Fandom and ‘Benefits with Friendship’”

5-5:30p.m.      Discussion