The Gender Relations Centre, at the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University, invites expressions of interest and proposals for papers for a workshop on gender, socialism and globalization in Vietnam and China. The workshop is to be held at the ANU in Canberra in the first week of October 2003. It will address issues relating to gender relations in two East Asian socialist societies undergoing market liberalization and globalization. Papers should seek to contribute to one or more of the following questions:
How might a comparative analysis of gender in contemporary China and Vietnam suggest new models or theories of state-society relations, social change and/or development in socialist societies?
In what ways has gender shaped or been implicated in discourses of development and modernity in contemporary Vietnam and China?
How might a ‘history of the present’ of gender in China and Vietnam indicate both continuities and disjunctures between colonialism, socialism and post socialism?
How have gender relations been shaped in the intersections between state socialism and global capitalism in China and Vietnam?
Students and scholars who wish to present papers at the workshop or serve as chairs, discussants, or commentators, should contact Dr Tamara Jacka as soon as possible. Paper abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by February 28th 2003. A total of no more than twenty papers will be selected for inclusion in the workshop.
Dr Tamara Jacka
Gender Relations Centre, RSPAS
Australian National University
Canberra, ACT 0200
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