Talks 演讲


Public Lectures 客座讲座:

University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, 5:00-6:00PM, May 25, 2021 (Via Zoom)
Topic: Peking Opera: History, Role Categories, and Conventions and Stylization, Gender Performativity, and Mei Lanfang’s American Tour

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Peking University, Beijing, PRC, 3:00-5:00PM, December 2, 2016
Topic 1: Women, ISIS, and Terrorism
Topic 2: A Jihad for Love: Arab Sexualities Through the Lens of Globalization, Post-colonialism and Geopolitics

Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, PRC, 2:00-4:00PM, December 5, 2016
Topic 1: Communist Puritanism and Sexuality: Memories of Untold Stories in Mao’s China
Topic 2: Global Trends: Gender Transgression in Popular Media

Beijing Normal University, Beijing, PRC, 3:30-5:10PM, December 6, 2016
Topic: East-West Dialogues: A New Approach to Inter-Cultural Influences on Gender and Sexuality

Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, PRC, 2:00-3:30PM, December 7, 2016
Topic: My Journey in Gender Studies: New Discoveries, New Insights and New Visions


Conference Paper Presentation: 2020 6th International Conference on Humanity and Social Sciences. Phuket, Thailand. January 10-12, 2020.
Presentation: Secrets Revealed: Sex Talk Under Mao’s Communist Puritanism.

Conference Paper Presentation: Applied Research International Conference on Humanities (ARICH). Saint Hilda College, the University of Oxford, UK. November 4-5, 2019.
Presentation: Speaking Silence.

Conference Paper Presentation: 2nd Global Conference on Spirituality And….Culture. Bruges, Belgium. April 13-14, 2019.
Presentation: The Spiritual Trouble: Modern Human’s Dilemma.

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Conference Paper Presentation: The Third International Conference on Memory & The Past, DAKAM, Istanbul, Turkey. November 9, 2018.
Presentation: The Untold and Unforgotten: Queering the Memories of the Lost Generation’s Coming of Age Under Mao’s Feminism and “Communist Puritanism” in the PRC.

Conference Paper Presentation: The 8th International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society 2018 (Special Focus: Religion, Spirituality, and Sociopolitical Engagement), University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA. April 17-18, 2018.
Presentation: The Secrets of Religious Conversion: An East-West Talk on the Belief System. 

Conference Paper Presentation: International Conference on Sexuality: Health, Education, and Rights, Bangkok, Thailand. July 17-19, 2017.
Presentation: New Media, Agency and Empowerment: An Empirical Study of the Use of Celebrities in Transgender Awareness Education in the PRC.

Vice Chair & Featured Speaker: China Phenomena Series: The International Conference on the Jin Xing Phenomenon. Beijing, PRC. December 3-4, 2016. Presentation: Exploring Gender Transgression in Popular Media and Social Network and Demystifying China’s Celebrity Culture: The Rise of Jin Xing and Her Role in China’s Transgender Awareness Education.

Conference Paper Presentation: The 2016 6th International Conference of Humanities, Society and Culture, Vancouver, BC, Canada. September 21-23. Presentation: A New Gender Revolution in China: Beyond the Resumption of A Historical Authenticity.

Conference Paper Presentation: The 1st Global Conference on Exploring Sexuality and Spirituality. The University of Oxford, UK. July 6-8, 2016. 
Presentation: Is Celibacy a Spiritual Mandate: On the Hindrances to Self-enlightenment.

Conference Paper Presentation, The Conference on Sexual Cultures 2: Academia Meets Activism, Co-hosted by the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, and the Onscenity Research Network, the University of Sunderland, London Campus, UK. April 8 -10, 2015. Presentation: An Empirical Study on Gender Transgression and the Celebrity Culture.

Conference Paper Presentation, The International Conference on The Supernatural in Literature and Film, Macau. March 26-28, 2015. Presentation: Mediumship and the Economy of Luck and Fate: Contemporary Chinese Society Behind the Supernatural Thrillers.

Conference Paper Presentation, The 11th Global Conference: Making Sense Of: Suffering, Dying and Death, Prague, Czech Republic. November 1-3, 2014. Presentation: Case Studies of Prior Self-Knowledge and Synchronistic Signs of Approaching Death.

Research Presentation, Poster Section, The Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, University of Toronto, Canada. May 24, 2014. Presentation: “Natural Selection” of All-Female Chinese Yueju in the Aesthetic Regime.

Conference Paper Presentation, The International Conference on Intersectionality Research, Policy and Practice: Influences, Interrogations and Innovations, Simon Fraser University, Canada. April 24-26, 2014. Presentation: When Theatre and Biology Intersect: Cases of Cross-Gender Performers’ Gender Identity Disorder in Childhood.

Judge, Canada “Chinese Bridge” Competition of the Toronto District, Toronto, Canada. March 30, 2014.

Conference Paper Presentation, The International Conference on Shifting Dialogues II: Objects of Desire: Sexual Artifice in Asian Art and Performance,
University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland. October 17-19, 2013. Presentation: The Recognition and Validation of the Cross-Gender Jingju Performance in an Intercultural Context.

Conference Paper Presentation, The Rethinking Race and Sexuality: Feminist Conversations, Contestations, and Coalitions Conference, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Montreal, Québec, Canada. April 17-19, 2013. Presentation: “The Law of Attraction” in Interracial Desires.

Celebration of SFU Authors Event, March 26, 2013.

Host and Co-organizer, International Women’s Day Event: Award-winning Chinese Diaspora Author Yan Li: Public Talk and Reading, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Campus, Canada. March 8, 2013.

Research Presentation, Poster Section), GRSJ Conference 2013: E(merge)nce: Expanding Interdisciplinary Approaches to Feminism, University of British Columbia, Canada. March 4, 2013. Presentation: The Rise of All-Female Yueju Under Western Feminism in Republican Shanghai.

Guest, Migrate Peasant Women Workers Conference by Gender Window & Department of Sociology, Tsing Hua University, Beijing, PRC. July 2009Participated in panel discussion of the documentary film screening of migrant women workers.

Host, Sino-France Avant-Garde Film Forum, Beijing, PRC. September 2008.

Guest Performer
, International Conference on Globalization and the Future of the Humanities, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, PRC. August 1998.