#MeToo Hong Kong – Feminist Studies and Visual Media Lecture Series

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

370 Dwinelle Hall | UC Berkeley
Location is ADA accessible

The Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley presents:

Feminist Studies and Visual Media Lecture Series
Organized and moderated by Professor Minoo Moallem
Series cosponsored by Media Studies and the Center for Race & Gender
Funding provided by the Chau Hoi Shuen Foundation Fund in Gender & Women’s Studies

#MeToo Hong Kong
Wednesday, March 6 (12pm in 370 Dwinelle Hall) 

Gina MarchettiDirector of the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, University of Hong Kong

As the Harvey Weinstein allegations opened up the depth and breadth of sexual harassment in Hollywood, Weinstein’s associates in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China came under scrutiny as well. From the initial denial of sexual harassment in the People’s Republic of China to accusations from Hong Kong actresses who have worked on Weinstein productions, this range of hostility toward women in the industry indicates that any analysis must take into account the history as well as current responses to the plight of women in Chinese-language film culture as well as in the wider local and global society in which they live. This lecture considers the #MeToo movement in Asia as a window onto issues surrounding women in the Chinese-language film industry, Orientalism in transnational cinema, and the politics of looking in contemporary global cinema.

Organized by: Media Studies

Co-sponsored by: Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, Film and Media, and Center for Chinese Studies

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