Rockbund Art Museum 上海外滩美术馆

Sexuality, Body and Sociology of Story-telling 《性/别、身体与故事社会学》

Event Information

Date: 8 July 2018
Time: 11:00 12:30
Venue: Rockbund Art Museum
Speaker: Huang Yingying
Language: Chinese


日期: 2018年 7月 8日
时间: 11:00 12:30
场馆: 上海外滩美术馆
主讲人: 黄盈盈
语言: 中文

About the Event 关于活动

As Chinese women become more self-conscious, they are more likely to accept the narratives of sexuality and sexy bodies, talking their physical experience and feelings in sex which were often ignored or shrouded in silence because of the cultural and social norms, and, more importantly, their self-understanding and self-control. The narratives represent women’s exploration and expectation of their bodies, which help shape their bodies in turn.

Sexuality, Body and Sociology of Story-telling written by Huang Yingying, Director of the Institute for Research on Sexuality and Gender, Renmin University of China, tells several stories about sexuality and bodies of different groups, and analyzes the unique “body” issues in China from multiple perspectives. A bald woman, or a breastless woman because of cancer, for example, is seen as pathological and imperfect, or even as a nonfemale monster.

What do different female groups think about the characters and dressings of different genders? How do they feel about sexy bodies? What’s the difference in visions and thoughts on body and sexuality between western and eastern culture? In this talk, Huang Yingying and Zhu Xueqin, an expert in sex and gender studies, will share their thoughts on sexuality and body from the perspectives of sociology.

随着中国女性自主意识渐渐增强,她们对于性、性感的身体的叙述呈现越来越开放的趋势。这种叙述一方面是女性对物质身体之体验和感受的描述: 中国女性对于身体的感受和性体验所表现出的遗忘或者是无法表述的态度,不仅与文化与社会规范相关,更与一个主体对于自身的了解和掌控感有关。另一方面,这种叙述也呈现了女性对于自身身体的考察和期待,这种“观看”也参与塑形了日常生活中的女性身体。



About the Speaker 关于讲者

Huang Yingying is an Associate Professor and Doctoral Supervisor at the Department of Social Sciences, and the Director of Institute for Research on Sexuality and Gender, Renmin University of China, specializing in teaching and research on sexuality and gender, human body, AIDS and the qualitative research method. She is the author of Sexuality, Body and Sociology of Story-telling (2018) and Body, Sexuality and Xinggan (Sexiness): Research on Chinese Women’s Daily Lives (2008), and co-author of Social Research on Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative Sociological Studies in Chinese Contexts (2011), Sociology of Sexuality (2011), Changes in Sexuality: Chinese Sex Life in the 21th Century (2013) and On the Scene: A Field Research on Sociology of Sexuality (2017).


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