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Masculinities in China and Chinese masculinities: Roundtable Event

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This discussion-focused event will reflect on the construction of masculine stereotypes at the intersection of gender, race, and violence.

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In this discussion-focused event, the MCI has invited speakers Dr Xiaodong Lin (University of York) and Dr Magdalena Wong (Independent scholar), as well as discussant Dr Derek Hird (Lancaster University) to talk about evolving Chinese masculinities. The speakers will first share opening statements and thoughts on contemporary Chinese masculinities before the session will be opened up to discussants and the audience. The discussion will explore Chinese masculinities both in China and further afield, with reflections on the construction of masculine stereotypes at the intersection of gender, race, and violence.

Dr Lin is the author of Gender, Modernity and Male Migrant Workers in China: Becoming a ‘modern’ man (2013) and co-editor of the volume, East Asian Men: Masculinity, Sexuality and Desire (2017). He researches the sociology of gender, men, and masculinities, with a focus on rural-urban mobility and masculinity in the PRC. Dr Wong is the author of Everyday Masculinities in 21st-Century China: The Making of Able-Responsible Men (2020). She conducted her research in Nanchong, examining how the ideal of the 'able-responsible man' influences notions of masculinity. Dr Derek Hird is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies, alongside Geng Song, he is the co-author of Men and Masculinities in China (2013).

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