“Chinese Masculinity Ideals in a Globalized World”
Keynote Lecture by Prof. Kam Louie
at the University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
University of San Francisco, McLaren 252
Free and Open to the Public
In 2002, Kam Louie proposed the wen-wu (cultural attainment-martial valor) paradigm as a means to explore some of the more distinctive features of Chinese masculinities. In this presentation, Louie will revisit some of his early propositions as he examines the transformations that Chinese masculinity ideals have undertaken in the modern era. Looking at a number of factors, including the pioneering roles played by May Fourth men; the importance of women and the young in the reconstructions of new masculinity ideals; repercussions of the Japan and Korea waves as they hit China; and the globalizing influences on and by the recent Chinese diaspora, Louie will explore the reasons behind these changes and how the revival of old practices is affecting ideas of Chinese manhood today.
Kam Louie is an Honorary Professor at Hong Kong University and University of New South Wales and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
This is the keynote lecture for the Center’s two day conference, “Constructing Masculinities in Asia”
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