CGED Research Seminar Series
Transnational Feminism Reconsidered: A Workshop with Professor Shu-mei Shih
Speaker: Shu-mei Shih
Date: November 28, 2018
Venue: Room 4.04, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
What is transnational feminism and what is the ethical implication of writing and practicing feminism transnationally? In this discussion-based seminar, Professor Shu-mei Shih will share her experience of writing about transitional feminist practices and invite the audience to engage in a dialogue about how to write and practice transnational feminism today. Audience members are asked to read two pre-circulated essays in advance.
Shu-mei Shih holds a fractional appointment as the Hon-yin and Suet-fong Chan Professor of Chinese at the University of Hong Kong. She is also a professor of Asian Languages and Cultures, Comparative Literature, and Asian American Studies at UCLA and an honorary chair professor of Taiwan Languages, Literature and Culture at National Taiwan Normal University. She is a comparatist who works at the intersection of Asian studies, Asian American studies, indigenous studies, and most significantly, Sinophone studies, a field that she inaugurated.