Reinventing Confucianism: Patriarchy, Nationalism, and Gender violence in Modern East Asia

November 24, 2022 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Asian Institute, East Asia

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The event will take place in room 208N, Munk School, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto.
CASSU Academic Seminar
This talk will invite us to historicize and contextualize the evolution of patriarchal violence in contemporary East Asia against Orientalist imaginations and official reinventions and appropriations of Confucianism, to better explain gender violence following the global #MeToo movement without regarding “Confucianism” as the ahistorical source of East Asia’s patriarchal violence.
Dr. Ting Guo is Assistant Professor of Language Studies, University of Toronto (Scarborough), focusing on religion, politics, and gender in transnational Asia. Her first book monograph, Politics of Love: Religion, Secularism, and Love as a Political Discourse in Modern China, is forthcoming with Amsterdam University Press. Her works have appeared or are forthcoming in journals including Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Method & Theory in the Study of Religion, Critical Research on Religion, Anthropology Today, and Journal of Religion and Film. She co-hosts a Mandarin podcast called "in-betweenness" (@shichapodcast).
Organized by the Contemporary Asian Studies Student Union (CASSU).
Asian Institute, East Asia


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Dr. Ting Guo

Assistant Professor of Language Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough