Title

The usefulness of ambiguity

Streaming Media

Organizer

Centre for Cultural Research and Development, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Centre for Inter-Asian Research, Ahmedabad University, India

Event Title

Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia

Document Type

Symposium

Date

5-12-2022

Time

8:30 p.m.

Venue

Online Session via Zoom

Description

Hua Su would share her recent research on the online dating experiences of young women in urban China. Her talk will focus on the contradictions and dilemmas these women face while negotiating the increasing instrumentalism and materialism in Chinese romantic relationship and seeking “pure love” and egalitarian gender relations. Through the talk, Hua Su hopes to discuss the importance of examining the cultural meanings of ambiguity in online dating and the intersectionality of gender, class and sexuality in China’s contemporary dating culture.

Language

English

Additional Information

Speaker

Hua “Sue” Su is a lecturer at the School of Journalism and Communication in Beijing Language and Culture University. She received a MA in linguistics at Sichuan International Studies University and a PhD in Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. Her research interests revolve around the intersection of media technology, social interaction, interpersonal relationship, and social change. Her work has been published in both English and Chinese academic journals such as Media, Culture & Society, Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture, and Modern Communication (现代传播).

Recommended Citation

Su, H. (2022, May 12). The usefulness of ambiguity [Video podcast]. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/951

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