Guest Lecture: Chinese Feminism and Global Politics



Speaker: Dr. Dusica Ristivojevic, Visiting Researcher, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Arts Studies, University of Helsinki

Venue: Unioninkatu 37, Room LS

Time: Monday January 23, 2017 from 16:15 to 17:45


This lecture will focus on the ways in which Chinese feminism has been intertwined with global politics and China’s re/positioning in the modern world order. It will bring together the turns of the twentieth and the twenty-first centuries as the two historical periods marked by significant developments pertaining to Chinese feminism on the one hand, and the intense Sino-Western communication on the other. The lecture will address the emergence of Chinese feminism within the context of unfavorable inclusion of the Great Qing into the modern system of international relations. At the same time, it will look at the ways in which the growth of Chinese feminism since the 1990s has been interrelated with the global reconfigurations of geo-political and symbolic power.

Dr. Dusica Ristivojevic is interdisciplinary China specialist with a PhD in Comparative Gender Studies from the Central European University, Chartered by the University of the State of New York. She received her education in Belgrade, Budapest, Oxford and Beijing; she was a lecturer in International Development and Gender Studies at Dong-A University, South Korea and CEU, Hungary; and has worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Academia Sinica in Taiwan. Her main research interests include China´s repositioning in the modern world order, transnational social organizing, and the politics of women´s and human rights.