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Same Sex Desire & Union in China

This two day conference will explore same-sex desire and union as the theme of multiple fields of Chinese studies.

May 16, 2008 12:00am to May 17, 2008 12:00am

May 16 - 17
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Matthew Sommer, Associate Professor of History, Stanford University

This conference brings together scholars across disciplines, periods, and geography to discuss same-sex relationships in China from historical and contemporary perspectives. Questions of identity and social role have changed over time, as have the political, social, economic, and demographic context of sexual relations. In the era of globalization, queer politics and culture have become an increasingly visible dimension of civil society in greater China.

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Elisabeth Lund Englebretsen
Maram Epstein
Wenjia Lu
Andrea Goldman
Jie Guo
Jin Jiang
Wenqing Kang
Petrus Liu
Fran Martin
Keith McMahon
Pierre Miege
Lisa Rofel
Deborah Tze-lan Sang
Matthew Sommer
Giovanni Vitiello
Cuncun Wu

Stanford University Sponsors:
Center for East Asian Studies
Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies
Dean of Humanities and Sciences
Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Stanford Humanities Center
LGBT Community Resource Center
Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research
Program in Modern Thought and Literature
Department of History
Feminist Studies Program