Department of Culture, Film and Media

'Fear of a Queer China: Activism, Culture and Resistance': Research Workshop

Trent Building
Monday 5th (09:00) - Tuesday 6th February 2018 (17:00)
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As part of LGBT History Month 2018 the Department of Culture, Film and Media presents:

‘Fear of a Queer China: Activism, Culture and Resistance’

Research Workshop

This workshop, comprising two half-day sessions, will bring together queer scholars and activists to discuss key issues concerning queer activism in contemporary China. The workshop features panel discussions and roundtables, artist talk, film screenings and Q&As. Guest speakers include queer filmmakers Fan Popo and He Xiaopei, queer artist Whiskey Chow, queer activists Li Maizi, John Shen, Peng Yanhui, Ren Naying and Yao Tianming, and queer studies scholars Dr Hongwei Bao, Dr Sarah Dauncey, Dr Dilnur Reyhan (National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations, France), Dr Derek Hird (University of Westminster), Séagh Kehoe, Linda Pittwood, and Emmanuele Lazzara. Researchers and artists will explore the co-production of knowledge and innovative forms of academic activism.   

This event is presented by the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, in association with the Identities, Citizenship and Migration Centre (ICEMiC), the University of Nottingham. 


Monday 5 February 2018 (Trent Building)  

1:00 Arrival and Registration (Trent Building Foyer)

2:00 Welcome from the School

2:00-2:50 Panel 1. Family, Belonging and Stigma (Trent A21 Council Room)
Panellists: Emmanuele Lazzara (chair), Ren Naying, John Shen, Yao Tianming

2:50-3:00 Break

3:00-3:50 Film Screening and Q&A: Our Marriage (with He Xiaopei, chaired by Derek Hird) (Trent LG101 Senate Chamber)

3:50-4:00 Break

4:00-4:50 Panel 2. Media and Social Activism (Trent LG101 Senate Chamber)
Panellists: He Xiaopei (chair), Fan Popo, Li Maizi, Peng Yanhui

4:50-5:00 Break

5:00-6:00 Artist talk and Q&A (with Whiskey Chow, chaired by Linda Pittwood) (Trent LG18)


Tuesday 6 February 2018 (Trent Building LG101 Senate Chamber)  

9:30- 10:30 Panel 3. Margins of Queer culture  
Panellists: Séagh Kehoe (chair), Whiskey Chow, Sarah Dauncey, Dilnur Reyhan

10:30-10:45 break

10:45-11:30 Film Screening and Q&A: New Beijing, New Marriage (with Fan Popo, chaired by Bao Hongwei)

11:45-12:00 break

12:00-1:00 Workshop Reflections: Quo Vadis Chinese Queer Activism (all panellists, chaired by Peng Yanhui)

1:00 wrap up 

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