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Lecture: Gendered Cultures of War in China

Date: April 2, 2009 PDT Location: Miller 105

Miller 105

Louise Edwards is Professor of China Studies and Director of the China Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney. Her current research explores women in politics in China and gendered cultures of war in China. The title of her lecture is: “Gendered Cultures of War in China: Corporeality in Political Cartoons from the War of Resistance Against Japan.” Her lecture examines the manner in which gender and race politics are inscribed in bodily forms in political cartoons produced for magazines and newspapers during China’s war of resistance against Japan in the late 1930s and early 1940s. It draws comparisons with political cartooning produced during wartime in other national contexts in an attempt to understand how gender functions within Chinese cultures of war.

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