Scholarly Exchanges

Bringing scholars from China and the United States together to discuss the complexities of gender formations in contemporary China is a vital component of the Nanjing-Brown partnership.

International Conference on Global Capitalism, Socialist Markets, and Feminist Interventions, June 20-22, 2014

Hosted by Shanghai University 


Learn more about the conference.

Visiting Associate Professor Haizhou Wang: 2013-14 Academic Year

Hosted by Brown University's Pembroke Center

The Pembroke Center is pleased to host Haizhou Wang, who is participating in the 2013-14 Pembroke Seminar, "Socialism and Post-Socialism." The Pembroke Center is pleased to host Haizhou Wang, from Nanjing University, to take part in the 2013-14 Pembroke Seminar, "Socialism and Post-Socialism." While in residence, Wang will work on a book, Political Symbols and the Construction of a National Image, and continue his interdisciplinary study of images of militia women in Chinese political posters.  

Wang earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Nanjing University in 2010. He is an associate professor in the School of Government at Nanjing University and last year was a resident research scholar at Nanjing University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences and the Humanities. His main research interests are in political philosophy, political sociology, and political culture studies. He is author of Political Rituals: Production and Reproduction of Power (forthcoming), Fighting For Legitimacy: Multiple Inscription of Political Memory, published by Jiangsu Renmin Press in 2008, and co-author of Political Philosophy: Keywords, published by Jiangsu Renmin Press in 2006.

Scholarly Exchange, June 9 - 11, 2012
Hosted by Nanjing University

The International Conference on Gender Research and Chinese Studies brought together an international group of scholars from fifteen universities to explore gender issues relating to late imperial Chinese literature and culture, (trans)gender performance and the body, modern Chinese literature, history, and culture, and the market era. The conference also included a roundtable discussion concerning feminism, theory and practice, and keynote speeches from Kam Louie (Hong Kong University), Tani Barlow (Rice University), Julia Kristeva (University of Paris VII), and Kay Warren (Brown University).


In addition, scholars and officials celebrated the Inauguration of the Center for Gender Studies and the Humanities, a collaboration between Nanjing University and Brown University.

Scholarly Exchange, June 10 - 16, 2010
Hosted by Brown University

Held in conjunction with the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes annual meeting, six faculty members from Nanjing University spent a week at Brown University.   The delegation worked with Brown faculty and administrators to further develop the collaboration, participated in a symposium titled "Modern China from Socio-economic and Transnational Perspectives" with faculty from Brown, Cornell, Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Top Row: John Logan, Paget Henry, Junya Ma, Samuel Perry, Yajun Chen
Middle Row: Jonathan Bach, Jun Liu, Hong Huang, Shuying Fan, Cynthia Browkaw,Peter Perdue

Bottom Row: Christy Law Blanchard, Chenzhou He, Kay Warren, Lingzhen Wang, Elizabeth Weed
Missing from above: Michael Steinberg, Kerry Smith, Emma J. Teng, Haiping H. Yan

Kerry Smith and Matt GutmannKerry Smith and Matt GutmannLingzhen Wang and Michael SteinbergLingzhen Wang and Michael Steinberg




Visiting Graduate Students
Hosted by East Asian Studies and American Civilization, Brown University

Xiao Hua, a Ph.D., already accepted at Brown as a special student, spent the 2007-2008 academic year conducting research on Chinese American women writers under the supervision of faculty in the departments of East Asian Studies and American Civilization.

Chengzhou He Residency, March 2009
Hosted by the Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown University

Chengzhou He, Associate Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences at Nanjing University, spent a month in residence as a Cogut Center Distinguished Fellow.  While at Brown, he delivered a lecture on "Gaze, Performativity, and Gender Trouble in Farewell My Concubine" and participated in the Gender, Modern China, and the Transnational Humanities Colloquium.

Inaugural  Scholarly Exchange, June 2008
Hosted by Nanjing University

Six Brown University faculty members and a Cogut Center postdoctoral fellow traveled to Nanjing to inaugurate the Nanjing-Brown Joint Program and participate in a symposium on Gender Studies.  The symposium was followed by a major international conference on Gender and Chinese Cinema, attended by some 100 scholars from China and abroad, including a group of China's best known women film directors.