Farewell lecture and reception for Prof. Min Dongchao

Professor Min Dongchao

Towards an Alternative Traveling Theory
By Professor Min Dongchao, The Department of Cultural Studies, Shanghai University/the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

Time: 26 March, 4.30 pm

Place: NIAS' meeting room

Research has shown that gender theory has flowed far more easily from the North to the South or from the West to the East (particularly from the United States to other parts of the world), whereas flows in other directions are practically non-existent. However, there are many more invisible discursive trajectories that link the development of gender theories and movements in the world that have so far been ignored. In this talk, I will take transnational feminism’s travel into China since the late twentieth century as an example in order to explore issues such as who the translators have been and what translations do during this journey. The aim is to develop an alternative way of thinking, which is a crucial task for confronting the predominant modes of knowledge production about globalization and achieving global justice. My approach to translation and traveling theory is to develop alternative traveling theory as an interdisciplinary methodology that will contribute, I hope, innovative approaches to knowledge production.

Professor Min Dongchao, the Department of Culture Studies at Shanghai University, has held an EU Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies for a two year period, which now comes to an end. On this occasion Professor Min will share insights from the research she has conducted during her stay at NIAS.

The lecture will be followed by a reception.