Rockbund Art Museum 上海外滩美术馆

RAM Conversation:The Gender Myth in All Ages RAM对谈 : 从古至今:性别之神话

Event Information

Date: 16 August 2019
Time: 11:00 12:30
Venue: Rockbund Art Museum
Speaker: LIN Danya, Zhu Xueqin
Language: Chinese


日期: 2019年 8月 16日
时间: 11:00 12:30
场馆: 上海外滩美术馆
主讲人: 林丹娅、朱雪琴
语言: 中文

About the Conversation 关于对谈

In the mythology of the Dominican Republic, Ciguapa is described as a kind of female creature with brown or dark blue skin. Gorgeous and yet cold-blooded, they would occupy the highlands and recklessly kill travelers who dare set foot in the place. Based on the myth, artist Firelei Baez presented a series of paintings featuring Ciguapa in the exhibition. Drawing inspirations from science fiction as well as her aesthetical vision, the artist managed to remodel the ancient folk legend into a contemporary mythological narrative of individuality.

Professor Lin Danya of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Xiamen University, and Zhu Xueqin, gender studies researcher, are invited to join the conversation and share with audience changes and developments witnessed by Chinese folk customs as well as male and female figures in Chinese mythologies during the course of history. They will talk about how the image of social gender has been established in ancient mythology, pre-modern society and the revolutionary history as well as the cultural ideologies, gender conceptions and narrative strategies behind it. Moreover, the conversation will explore into the gender narratives emerging in the contemporary mass culture and network media (i.e. web series and online romance novels), attempting to cast light on the mainstream gender conceptions through the analysis of the popular figures.

在多明尼加共和国神话中,Ciguapa(西卦帕豹)被描述为一种具有棕色或深蓝色皮肤的女性生物。她们的形象美艳而残酷,占据高地并肆意猎杀贸然涉足的旅行者。基于这一神话文本,本次展览艺术家菲瑞蕾·巴埃斯(Firelei Baez)创作了一系列以Ciguapa(西卦帕豹)为题材的绘画作品。在这些作品中,艺术家于自身的审美旨趣与科学幻想中汲取灵感,将这一古老的民俗传说重制为一种个人的当代神话的叙事。


About the Speakers 关于讲者

LIN Danya, Professor and doctoral advisor at Xiamen University’s Chinese Department, also vice chairman of the Fujian Writer’s Association, chairman of the Xiamen Writers Association, as well as vice president of the China Women’s Literature Committee. Her main research interests are Chinese contemporary literature and the issue of gender in literary culture. Published works include A History of Contemporary Chinese Women's Literature, Think with Your Toes, On Distinguishing Writing, Using Pain to Imagine, and The Buildings of Kulangsu. Lin also served as chief editor of the educational text A Coursebook on Women’s Literature, part of China’s Eleventh Five-Year Plan, as well as of A History of Women’s Literature in Taiwan, a significant work in the Chinese literary canon.


朱雪琴,社会性/ 别研究学者。