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2024 Gender Studies Workshop – The Chinese Family Romance

April 19 @ 9:00 am 3:15 pm

9:10 AM: Introductory remarks 

9:15 AM: Literature Panel

Tina Lu, Yale University – “The Family Romance, Chuanqi, and What Can’t Be Said”

Maria Sibau, Emory University – “Inventing Mothers in Late Imperial Literature”

Thomas Kelly
, Harvard University
Wai-yee Li, Harvard University

11:00 AM: Break

11:15 AM: Presentations on the Chinese Family Romance by students of Eileen Chow, Duke University

Presenters: Yueqi Cheng, Karen He, Lujia Li, Tina Tianyi Liu, Xiaodan Wang, Kenan Gu, and Chenyi Huang

12:15 PM: Break

1:30 PM: History Panel

Matthew Sommer, Stanford University – “Chosen Kinship, Unorthodox Sexual Relationships, and Alternative Family Formations in Qing Dynasty China”

Clara Ho, Hong Kong Baptist University – “Is Forty a Turning Point in the Aging Process? Not Necessarily for Women in Qing China”

Tobie Meyer-Fong
, Johns Hopkins University
Li Yunxin, Simmons University

3:15 PM: Close of Workshop

Conference Organizers:
Catherine Yeh, Boston University
Xu Man, Tufts University


April 19
9:00 am – 3:15 pm
Event Category:


Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies


CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room

1730 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

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