|Promoting Public Awareness of Gender and Sexuality Issues In China: A Case Study - Talk by Yuxin Pei, Fulbright visiting scholar at USC|
Thursday, April 23, 2015
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Bunche Hall 11377, UCLA
As China becomes more open and people’s values change, the prevalence of sexual issues that need exploration has increased. Sex topics include pre- and extramarital sex; sex industry, homo- and bisexual behavior, sexual assault, etc are more open discussed in sex studies at colleges, media reports, formal publications, on-line information, extensive public health education, and public displays of affection. However, there still lacks consciousness of gender perspectives and insights among academics, mass media and general populations. Gender double standards and negative perspectives on sexuality are still dominant in people’s understanding of sex-related issues; self pleasure and female sexual desire are still not socially acceptable. This talk will illustrate a two year project on public advocacy on masturbation discourses which contributes to the proliferation of collective discussions of alternative sexual activities and individuals’ sexual representations.
Dr. Yuxin Pei, a current Fulbright visiting scholar at USC's school of social work, is an associate professor from Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. She had performed pioneering work promoting the concepts of gender and sexuality in social work. Recently, her research on how to publicly promote sexuality discourses has received much attention from the media in and beyond China.
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