Title

Rethinking peace and gender : implications of thousand women for Nobel Peace Prize Project

Streaming Media

Additional Streaming Media

Organizer

Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University; Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Lingnan University

Document Type

Public Seminar

Date

3-22-2005

Time

11:30 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m.

Venue

AM201, Amenities Building, Lingnan University

Description

The study of the relationship between women and peace/war has been a topic of interest to many feminist scholars all over the world, with much attention drawn to national, racial and ethnic conflicts. The concept of peace used in the on-going global project “1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005” is, however, more than the absence of war. Peace is human security, which is endangered daily by conflict, poverty, inequality, discrimination and violation of human rights. Peace work by women may include the promotion of human rights, the elimination of poverty in all its forms, the maintenance of a healthy, sustainable environment, the struggle against structural violence and discrimination, the promotion of peace negotiations and conflict mediation, health and education, analysis of mechanisms that endanger peace, and so on. The “everyday” or the “ordinary” nature of women’s peace work is also emphasized. The three speakers who are engaged in the “1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005” project will re-conceptualize peace from the perspectives of feminism and cultural studies, based on the work of the peace women nominated from the Chinese region (including mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan).

Language

English; Putonghua

Additional Information

Lingnan University Dept. of Cultural Studies & KFCRD Cultural Studies Seminar Series & Cultural Magazine, 2004-05

Speaker

Professor Dai Jinhua is professor in the Institute of Comparative Literature and Culture, Peking University. She is a core member of the coordinating committee of the “1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005” project. Her research areas include film studies, cultural studies, and gender studies.

Dr Chan Shun-hing is assistant professor in the Department of Cultural Studies and coordinator for the Gender and Everyday Life Research Cluster, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development, Lingnan University. Her research areas include feminism and nationalism, gender studies, and Chinese literary studies.

Dr Lau Kin-chi is assistant professor in the Department of Cultural Studies and coordinator for nominations from China and Mongolia of the “1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005” project. Her research areas include gender studies, local governance, comparative literature, and translation studies.

Recommended Citation

Dai, J., Chan, S. H., & Lau, K. C. (2005, March 22). Rethinking peace and gender: Implications of thousand women for Nobel Peace Prize Project. [Video podcast]. Retrieved from http://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/231

Share

 
COinS