Tiantian  Zheng

 

                                                                                             

Professor, Anthropology

Managing Editor, Wagadu: A Journal of Women's and Gender Studies

Coordinator, Asian/Middle Eastern Studies

 

PhD, Yale University, 2003

Sociology/Anthropology

PO Box 2000

State University of New York, Cortland

Cortland, NY 13045

 

tiantian.zheng@cortland.edu,

tiantian.zheng@aya.yale.edu

State University of New York, Cortland

P.O. Box 2000, Moffett Building, Room 2112

Office: Moffet 2112

607-753-2478 (o), 607-753-5973 (fax)

Education

 

Yale University  Ph.D. in Socio-cultural Anthropology  (1998 - 2003)

Yale University  M. Phil in Socio-cultural Anthropology (2000)

      University of Northern Iowa  Graduate Program in Women’s Studies (1997- 1998)

Dalian University of Foreign Language  M.A. in English Linguistics (1993-1996)

Bo Hai University  B.A. in English Education (1989- 1993)

 

Research Interests

 

My research focuses on the cultural politics of gender, sex, class, migration, and power during the political, social, and cultural transformations in postsocialist China.  My first ethnography traces the profound intersection between state power, the rise of entrepreneurial masculinity, rural migrant women, and the sex industry in the context of post-socialism and globalization. My second ethnography examines the interplay of gender politics, nationalism, and state power that inhere in practices of birth control, disease control (STIs and HIV/AIDS), condom use, and control of women’s bodies in the context of postsocialist China’s economic and political liberalization.  My third ethnography explores the political, economic, and cultural factors that contextualize same-sex attracted men’s identities in the context of international lesbian and gay movement and postsocialist China’s economic and political liberalization. My first edited volume explores the life experiences, agency, and human rights of women who are involved in a variety of activities that are characterized as “trafficked” terrains in a de-territorialized and re-territorialized world, to shed light on the complicated processes in which anti-trafficking, human rights and social justice are intersected.  My second edited volume interrogates tradition-bound social and gender roles in Asia and investigates the ways in which meanings of gender and sexuality are in constant flux in the current era, shaped by cultural, political and economic factors.  I am also the lead author of two editions of HIV/AIDS Through an Anthropology Lens, which explores the epidemiological, cultural, political and economic theoretical paradigms on HIV/AIDS and apply them to regional and topic case studies. My other co-authored book focuses on anthropological methods and ethical research with sex workers.  I was invited to testify in front of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. in 2012.  I was also invited to deliver lectures by UNAIDS in China and United Nations at Beijing. My work has been reviewed with critical acclaim in dozens of peer-reviewed journals such as The Chronicle of Higher Education, and has been featured in national and international media outlets such as NPR All Things Considered, Trouw Daily Newspaper the Netherlands, Global Times, Time Weekly China, Today’s CNY Women, Aeon Magazine, The Epoch Times, New American Media, and Danish Broadcasting Corporation.

 

Honors and Awards

Honorable Mention of Sex-Trafficking, Human Rights, and Social Justice, in the Presidential Address at the Society of Medical Anthropology Meeting, Annual Conference of American Anthropological Association, San Francisco (2012)

Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities, State University of New York (2012)

Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society, SUNY Cortland (2011)

Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society, SUNY Cortland (2016)

2011 Research Publication Book Award from the Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the United States (2011)

2010 Sara Whaley Book Award from the National Women’s Studies Association for the book published in the previous calendar year judged to have made the most significant contribution to the topic of women and labor (2010)  

Outstanding Achievement in Research Award, SUNY Cortland (2011)

Nominated for the ASA Sex and Gender Section Book Award (2010)

Nominated for the 2008 Social Science History Association’s President’s Book Award (December 2008)   

Recent Publications

 

Books

 

Zheng, Tiantian and Susan Dewey, Treena Orchard. 2016. Sex Workers and Criminalization in North America and China: Ethical and Legal Issues in Exclusionary Regimes. Springer.

 

Zheng, Tiantian (ed.) 2016. Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia. University of Hawaii Press.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2015. Tongzhi Living: Men Attracted to Men in Postsocialist China. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

 

Zheng, Tiantian and Susan Dewey. 2013. Ethical Research with Sex Workers: Anthropological Approaches. Springer.

 

Zheng, Tiantian (lead author) and Jack Wortman. 2011. HIV/AIDS Through an Anthropological Lens. Second Edition. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

 

Zheng, Tiantian (ed). 2010. Sex-Trafficking, Human Rights, and Social Justice. Routledge.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2009. Red Lights: The Lives of Sex Workers in Postsocialist China. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

(Winner of the 2010 Sara A. Whaley Book Award from the National Women’s Studies Association for the book published in the previous calendar year judged to have made the most significant contribution to the topic of women and labor) (Press: NPR All Things Considered, Feminist Review, Elevate Difference, Intersections, Time Weekly, Global Times, Listed as one of the 30 Must-Read Books on China by Project Pengyou)

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2009. Ethnographies of Prostitution in Contemporary China: Gender Relations, HIV/AIDS, and Nationalism.New York: Palgrave Macmillan Press.

(Winner of the 2011 Research Publication Book Award from the Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the United States)

 

Zheng, Tiantian (lead author) and Jack Wortman. 2009. HIV/AIDS Through an Anthropological Lens. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

 

Guest-Edited Journal Issues

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2008. Anti-Trafficking, Human Rights, and Social Justice. Guest ed. Wagadu, Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies (summer) Vol. 5.

 

 Associate Editor of Journal Issues

 

Zheng, Tiantian (Associate Editor). 2015. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies. Vol. 10. No. 1.

 

Zheng, Tiantian (Associate Editor). 2015. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies. Vol. 10. No. 2.

 

Zheng, Tiantian (Associate Editor). 2012. The International Journal of the Humanities. Vol. 9. No. 3.

 

Zheng, Tiantian (Associate Editor). 2010. The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management. Vol. 10. No. 1.

 

Refereed Journal Articles

                                  

Zheng, Tiantian. 2015. “Spousal Violence, Women, and Resistance in Postsocialist China.” Wagadu, A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies. 13: 155-182.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2015. “Masculinity in Crisis: Effeminate Men, Loss of Manhood, and the Nation-State in Post-socialist China.” Etnográfica. 19 (2): 359-377.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2015. “Transnational Migration, Global Links, and Social Inequality: Human Trafficking and North Korean Women in China.” The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies. 10 (1): 1-14.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2014. “Contesting Heteronormality: Recasting Same-sex Desire in China’s Past and Present.” Wagadu, A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies. 12:15-40.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2013. "Trafficking Women: A Human Rights Framework." Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society. ABC-CLIO.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2012. “Entrepreneurial Masculinity, Health, and the State in Post-Socialist China.” International Journal of Men’s Health. 11 (1): 3-21.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2011. “Karaoke Bar Hostesses and the Japan-Korean Wave in China: Fashion, Cosmopolitanism, and Globalization.” City and Society. 23 (1): 42-65. June.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2012. “Female Subjugation and Political Resistance.” Gender, Place and Culture. Vol. 19. No. 5. Pp. 652-669.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2012. “From Courtesans to Modern Hostesses.” The International Journal of the Humanities. Vol. 9. No. 7.

 

Zheng, Tiantian, Huso Yi , Joanne E. Mantell , Yanhai Wan, Minah Park , Joanne Csete. 2012. “Occupational Safety and HIV Risk among Female Sex Workers in China: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Sex Work Harms and Protection Agency.” Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice 7(8): 840-855.

 

 Zheng, Tiantian. 2010. Knowledge, Culture, and Change: State Management of the Entertainment Industry in 

 China’s Past and Present.” The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture, and Change Management. 10 (1): 495-512.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2010. “Vilifying and Promoting Condoms: Condom Debate During the Time of AIDS in China.”

New York Sociologist: The Online Journal of the New York State Sociological Association. Vol. 4. March.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2010. “Complexity of Female Sex Workers’ Collective Actions in Postsocialist    

China.” Wagadu, A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies. Vol. 8. Pp. 34-70.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2009. “Cultural Politics of Condoms During the Time of AIDS in China.” China Perspectives. Special Issue on HIV/AIDS in China.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2009. “Recasting Gender and Prophylactic Use in China: A Historical and Anthropological Perspective.” Altérités. 6 (1): 17-45.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2008. “Commodifying Romance and Searching for Love: Rural Migrant Bar Hostesses’ Moral Vision in Post-Mao Dalian.” Modern China (October). 34 (4): 442-476.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2008. “Complexity of Life and Resistance: Informal Networks of Rural Migrant Karaoke Bar Hostesses in Urban Chinese Sex Industry.” China: An International Journal (March) 6 (1): 69-95.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2008. “Introduction: Anti-Trafficking, Human Rights, and Social Justice.” Wagadu, A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies (summer) Vol. 5: 1-5.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2008. “Anti-Trafficking Campaign and Karaoke Bar Hostesses in China.” Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies (summer) Vol. 5: 73-92.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2007. “Embodied Masculinity: Sex and Sport in a (Post) Colonial Chinese City.” China Quarterly. 190: 432-450.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2007. “Performing Media Constructed Images For First-Class Citizenship: Political Struggle of Rural Migrant Hostesses in Dalian.” Critical Asian Studies (March) 39 (1): 89-120.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2006. “Cool Masculinity: Male Clients’ Sex Consumption and Business Alliance in Urban China’s Sex Industry.” Journal of Contemporary China. 15 (46): 161-182.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2003, “Consumption, Body Image, and Rural-Urban Apartheid in Contemporary China,” in City and Society. XV(2): 143-163.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2002, “The Politics of ‘Becoming’ of Rural Migrant Hostesses in Post-Mao Dalian,” Yale Journal of Student Anthropology (Fall): 36-55.

 

Book Chapters

Zheng, Tiantian. Forthcoming. “Social-cultural history of spousal violence in modern China.” In Writing the History of Sexuality in China, edited by Howard Chiang. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Zheng, Tiantian. Forthcoming. “Prostitution and Masculinities.” In Routledge Handbook of Chinese Culture and Society, edited by Kevin Latham. Oxon: Routledge.

Zheng, Tiantian. 2015. “Public Policies and Social Responses to HIV/AIDS in Postsocialist China.” In AIDS Planet (Planeta Sida: Expressões Multiculturais da Pandemia, Políticas Públicas e Respostas Sociais), edited by Octávio Sacramento and Fernando B. Ribeiro. Ribeirão: Edições Húmus.

Zheng, Tiantian. 2013. “Prostitution and Human Trafficking in China.” In The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Criminology, edited by Liqun Cao, Ivan Y. Sun, and Bill Hebenton. Oxon: Routledge. Pp. 197-208.

Zheng, Tiantian. Forthcoming. “Migrant Sex Workers and Trafficking in China.” In Human Trafficking Reconsidered: Migration and Forced Labor. Open Society.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. Forthcoming. “Demystifying Heteronormality: Homosexuality from China’s Past and Beyond” in Centennial of New Modern Chinese Women & Gender Politics, edited by Ya-Chen Chen. Routledge.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2013. “Political Struggle of Rural Migrant Hostesses for First-Class Citizenship in Postsocialist China.” In Diversity, Social Justice and Inclusive Excellence, edited by Mecke Nagel and Seth Asumah.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2013. “Gender, Music, and Prostitution in China.” In Dwarfs, Men, and Women who Act Like Monkeys: Gender in Chinese Music, ed. Rachel Harris. University of Rochester Press. 

 

Zheng, Tiantian. Forthcoming. “A Journey of Self-Discovery – From China to the U.S.,” in Seeking the Common Dreams Between the Worlds: Stories of Chinese Immigrant Faculty in North America. Eds. Yan Wang. Information Age Publishing Inc.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2010. “From Peasant Women to Bar Hostesses: An Ethnography of China's Karaoke Sex Industry.” In Migration and Class Composition in China, ed. Ralf Ruckus. Assoziation A: Berlin, Germany.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2010. “Introduction.” In Sex-Trafficking, Human Rights, and Social Justice, ed. Tiantian Zheng. London: Routledge.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2010. “Anti-Trafficking Campaigns and the Sex Industry in Urban China.” In Sex-Trafficking, Human Rights, and Social Justice, ed. Tiantian Zheng. London: Routledge.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2011. “Sex Work and the State in Contemporary China.” In Policing Pleasure: Sex Work, Policy, and the State in Global Perspective, eds. Susan Dewey and Patty Kelly. New York University Press.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2009. “Cool Masculinity: Male Clients’ Sex Consumption and Business Alliance in Urban China’s Sex Industry.” In Contemporary Chinese Society and Politics, vol. 3, eds. Andrew Kipnis, Luigi Tomba, and Jonathan Unger. London and New York: Routledge.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2009. “Engage the World – Add a CGIS Minor,” COR 101 Reader: Purpose and Practice: Making the Most of Your First Year at SUNY Cortland. SUNY Cortland.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2010. “State Management of the Sex Industry in China’s Past and Present.” In Diversity Management in Asia: A Research Companion. Edward Elgar.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2008. “Performing Media Constructed Images For First-Class Citizenship: Political Struggle of Rural Migrant Hostesses in Dalian.” In Media, Identity, and Struggle in Twenty-First Century China, eds. Rachel Murphy and Vanessa L. Fong. London: Routledge.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2008. “Prostitution.” In Encyclopedia of Social Problems, ed. Vincent N. Parrillo. Sage Publications.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2008. “Sex Trafficking.” In Encyclopedia of Social Problems, ed. Vincent N. Parrillo. Sage Publications.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2007. “Claim for an Equal Social Status: An Ethnography of China’s Sex Industry,” In Working in China: Ethnographies of Labor and Workplace Transformation, ed. Ching Kwan Lee. Routledge. 124-144.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2006. “The Tip of the Hostesses’ Iceberg?” Reel China: New Chinese Documentary Overseas. Shanghai: Shanghai Wenhui Press.

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2004, “From Peasant Women to Bar Hostess: Gender and Modernity in Dalian,” in On

the Move: Women in Rural-Urban Migration in Contemporary China, eds. Arianne Gaetano and

Tamara Jacka, Columbia University.

 

Articles in Magazines

 

Zheng, Tiantian. 2013. “Sex Work and Human Trafficking.” Fair Observer. August 19.

 

Invited Book Reviews

 

Shanghai Nightscapes: A Nocturnal Biography of a Global City, by James Farrer and Andrew David Field. The China Journal.

 

The Impotence Epidemic: Men's Medicine and Sexual Desire in Contemporary China, by Everett Zhang, Asia-Pacific Journal of Anthropology.

 

Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work, by Kimberly Kay Hoang. American Journal of Sociology.

 

Sex in China, by Elaine Jeffreys. The China Journal.

 

Family Revolution: Marital Strife in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Visual Culture, by Hui Faye Xiao. The China Journal. 2015. No. 74: 228-230.

 

Bodies, Beads and Trash: Public Sex, Global Labor and the Disposability of Mardi Gras, by David Redmon. Journal of World-Systems Research. 2015, Vol. 21. No. 1: 220-221.

 

Regulating Prostitution in China: Gender and Local Statebuilding 1900-1937, by Elizabeth J. Remick. Journal of the History of Sexuality. 2015. Vol. 24. No. 2:339-341.

 

Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City, by Christine B.N. Chin. Gender & Society. 2013.

Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China, by Wen Hua. China Information. 2013

 

Selling Sex Overseas: Chinese Women and the Realities of Prostitution and Global Sex Trafficking, by Ko-Lin Chin and James Finckenauer. Nan Nu: Men, Women and Gender in China. 2013

 

Prostitution Scandals in China: Policing, Media and Society, by Elaine Jeffreys. Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books, 2013

 

Selling Sex Overseas: Chinese Women and the Realities of Prostitution and Global Sex Trafficking, by Ko-Lin Chin and James Finckenauer. Crime, Law and Social Change: An International Journal. 2013

 

Markets and Bodies: Women, Service Work, and the Making of Inequality in China, by Eileen Otis. China Quarterly. No. 210. June 2012.

 

Deep China: The Moral Life of the Person, by Kleinman et al. Journal of Asian Studies. Forthcoming.

 

Circuits of visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures, by Radha Hegde. Journal of Gender Studies. August 2012. Vol. 21. No. 3.

 

 Gender Violence at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Media Representation and Public Response, by Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba and Ignacio Corona,   co-author with Oralia Gómez-Ramírez, Wagadu. 2012. Vol. 10.

 

Hollow Bodies: Institutional Responses to Sex Trafficking in Armenia, Bosnia and India, by Susan Dewey. Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies. Vol. 9. Spring 2011.

 

Tiger Girls: Women and Enterprises in the People's Republic of China, by Minglu Chen. China Information.

 

New Masters, New Servants, by Hairong Yan. American Anthropologist.

 

Gay and Lesbian Subculture in Urban China, by Loretta Wing Wah Ho. China Quarterly.

 

Women Playing Men: Yue Opera and Social Change in Twentieth-Century Shanghai, by Jin Jiang. China Quarterly. Forthcoming.

 

Hollow Bodies: Institutional Responses to Sex Trafficking in Armenia, Bosnia and India, by Susan Dewey. Wagadu, A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies. Forthcoming.

 

Maid in China: Media, Morality, and the Cultural Politics of Boundaries, by Wanning Sun. China Information. Vol. 23. No. 3. November 2009.

 

Service Encounters: Class, Gender, and the Market for Social Distinction in Urban China, by Amy Hansers. The Journal of Asian Studies. Vol. 67: 4. November 2008.

 

Chinese Modernity and Global Biopolitics: Studies in Literature and Visual Culture, by Sheldon H.

Lu. China Quarterly. Forthcoming.

 

Desiring China, by Lisa Rofel. China Quarterly. No. 192. December 2007.

 

Eating Spring Rice: The Cultural Politics of AIDS in Southwest China, by Sandra Teresa Hyde. China

Information. Vol. 22.1. March 2008 

 

Sex and Sexuality in China, edited by Elaine Jeffreys. China Quarterly. March. No. 189. 2007.

 

Passing Lines: Sexuality and Immigration, edited by Brad Epps, et al. American Anthropologist. 109 (2). June 2007.

 

China, Sex and Prostitution, by Elaine Jeffreys. East Asia: An International Quarterly. Vol. 22, No. 4. December 2005.

 

Negotiating Masculinities in Late Imperial China, by Huang, Martin W. China Quarterly. Vol. 187. September 2006.

 

Research Interests

 

gender, body, and sexuality; migration and prostitution; social inequality and urban anthropology; Chinese anthropology; language and ideology; STI and HIV/AIDS; modernity; transnationalism; and diaspora.

 

Professional Service - Extramural

  

     Referee for Journals

AIDS and Behavior

AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses

American Anthropologist

American Ethnologist

Anthropological Quarterly

Anthropology & Medicine Journal

Antipode

Asian Studies Review

Asian Women

Asian Social Science

China Quarterly

The China Journal

China: An International Journal

City and Society

Critical Asian Studies

Culture, Health and Sexuality

Culture, Health and Society

Current Anthropology

East Asia: an International Quarterly

Ethnography

Feminist Media Studies

Gender, Place and Culture

Gender & Society

Global Public Health

Human Organization

International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice

International Journal of Cultural Studies

Journal of Contemporary China

Journal of Human Trafficking

Journal of Homosexuality

Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Medical Anthropology Quarterly

Modern China

Peace Studies Journal

PLOS ONE

Sexualities

Sexuality Research and Social Policy

Signs

Social Science & Medicine

Sociology Compass

Sociological Forum

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management

The International Journal of the Humanities

The Social Sciences Collection

Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Women’s Studies International Forum

Wagadu: Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies

Referee of Book Manuscript for Academic Presses

Cambridge University Press

Columbia University Press

Cornell University Press

Palgrave Macmillan Press

Routledge

Stanford University Press

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

     Wenner-Gren Review Panel, reviewer of Wenner Gren grant proposals (2014-2016)

     Education Resource Officer, Human Sexuality and Anthropology Interest Group, American Anthropological Association (2013)

     Reviewer for Grant Proposals, Research Grants Council & National Science Foundation

     Research Grant Assessor, Australia Research Council (2013-Present)

     Editorial Board, Asian Social Science Journal (2013-Present)

     Editorial Board, International Journal of Culture and History (2013-Present)

Dissertation Examiner, Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (2010)

Sarah Whaley Prize Committee Member, National Women’s Studies Association (2011 - 2012)

Education Resource Officer, Human Sexuality and Anthropology Interest Group, American Anthropological Association (2013)

Chair, New York Association of Asian Studies Marleigh Grayer Ryan Prize Committee (2012-2015)
Executive Board Member New York Association of Asian Studies (2010 – 2016)
Executive Board Member Chinese Society for Women’s Studies, Inc. (March 2006 – present)
Executive Board Member International Association of Asian Studies (February 2005 - 2007)
Chair, New York Association of Asian Studies Marleigh Grayer Ryan Prize Committee (2012)
Consultant Chinese NGO HIV Projects on LBGT (lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgendered) (Jan 2009-present)
Managing Editor, Wagadu, Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies
Editorial Board Member, The New York Sociologist (2006 - present)
Research Associate East Asia Program, Cornell University

Research Associate Asian and Asian American Studies Program, Binghamton University

Member Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the United States (2006 – present)

Member American Anthropological Association (2000-present)

 

Professional Service - Intramural

 

Coordinator, Asian/Middle Eastern Studies Program

Advisory Board Center for Intercultural and Gender Studies (CICGS)

Advisory Council, Center for Ethics, Peace and Social Justice (2006 - present)

Member Affirmative Action Committee (2008-2011)

Advisory Council  Center for Ethics, Peace and Social Justice

 

Panels Organized

 

Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia

New York Association of Asian Studies, Annual Conference, Vassar College (Oct. 2015)

 

Old Values and New Meanings: Social and Political Transformations in Asia

New York Association of Asian Studies, Annual Conference, Hofstra University (September 2014)

Activism, Collaboration, and Engagement with Social Issues with Anthropological Knowledge

American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, Chicago (November 2013)

Culture and Political Economy of Gender and Sexuality in East Asia

New York Association of Asian Studies, Annual Conference, SUNY Binghamton (September 2013)

Violence and Trafficking Discourse in Global North and Migrants’ Lived Experiences in Global South 

International Studies: Gender, Violence, and Justice, Rochester Institute of Technology (April 2013)

 

Gender, Sexuality, and Morality in Motion (March 2013)

Association of Asian Studies, Annual Conference, San Diego

 

Contesting Tradition in East Asia: Gender, Sexuality, and Morality in Motion (2012)

New York Association of Asian Studies, SUNY New Paltz

Ethnicities, Sexualities, and the Shifting Grounds of Selfhood: Global Responses to Identity-Based Persecution (2011)

American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, Montreal

 

Gendered Migration and the Global Circulation of Trafficking Discourse (2010)

Invited Session, American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, New Orleans

 

Reconfiguring Masculinities in Post-Colonial Cities: Linking the Past to the Present (2005)

               American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, Washington D.C.

 

Women at the Margins in East Asia (2002)

American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, New Orleans

 

Panels Chaired

 

Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia

New York Association of Asian Studies, Annual Conference, Vassar College (Oct. 2015)

 

Old Values and New Meanings: Social and Political Transformations in Asia

New York Association of Asian Studies, Annual Conference, Hofstra University (September 2014)

 

Activism, Collaboration, and Engagement with Social Issues with Anthropological Knowledge

American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, Chicago (November 2013)

 

Culture and Political Economy of Gender and Sexuality in East Asia

New York Association of Asian Studies, Annual Conference, SUNY Binghamton (September 2013)

Violence and Trafficking Discourse in Global North and Migrants’ Lived Experiences in Global South 

International Studies: Gender, Violence, and Justice, Rochester Institute of Technology (April 2013)

 

Gender, Sexuality, and Morality in Motion (March 2013)

Association of Asian Studies, Annual Conference, San Diego

 

Contesting Tradition in East Asia: Gender, Sexuality, and Morality in Motion (2012)

New York Association of Asian Studies, SUNY New Paltz

Ethnicities, Sexualities, and the Shifting Grounds of Selfhood: Global Responses to Identity-Based Persecution (2011)

American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, Montreal

 

Gendered Migration and the Global Circulation of Trafficking Discourse (2010)

American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, New Orleans

    

    Masculinities in Motion: Violence, Non-Violence, and Beyond

American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, Philadelphia (2009)

 

Scholar’s Day, SUNY Cortland (April 2008)

 

International Association of Asian Studies, Louisiana (February 2006)

 

Panel Discussant

 

Gender and Economic Activities in Marketized China and Vietnam (November 2015)

American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, Denver

 

Discussant for Women and Society Seminar, Columbia University (November 2013)

Women and Society Seminar, Columbia University

 

Ethics Institute (May 2012)

Summer Ethics Institute, State University of New York, Cortland

 

Sex Trafficking and Slavery (June 2011)

Exit Art: Symposium on Contemporary Slavery, City University of New York, New York   

Trafficking and Slavery (2011)

              Women’s Coalition in Cortland

Transformations of Socialist Economies (2009)

                Global Socialisms and Postsocialisms, International Conference, Anthropology, Yale University

 

Chinese Nightlife: The Globalization of Chinese Clubcultures (June 2004)

Asian Studies Conference, Sophia University, Japan

 

Papers Accepted and Presented

 

“Sexuality, Class, and Money Boys”

American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, Denver (November 2015)

 

“Migration and Borders”

Human Migrations and the Borders Symposium, Binghamton University (November 2015)

 

Sexuality, Class, and Neoliberal Ideology”

New York Association of Asian Studies, Annual Conference, Vassar College (Oct. 2015)

 

“Intimacy, Sex Work, and Labor in Post-Socialist China”

International Conference on Sex, Intimacy, and Labor, Vienna, Austria (April 2015)

 

“Money, Class, and Money Boys in Postsocialist China”

Association of Asian Studies, Annual Conference, Chicago (March 2015)

 

“Conspiracy Theory in Postsocialist China: Women and Foreigners in the Discourse of HIV/AIDS”

                   American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, Washington D.C. (December 2014)

 

 “Cosmopolitanism, Fashion, and Globalization: Identity Transformation of Bar Hostesses in Postsocialist China”

International Conference of the New Zealand and the Australian Anthropological Societies (Nov 2014)

 

“History of Spousal Violence in China”

New York Association of Asian Studies, Annual Conference, Hofstra University (September 2014)

 

“Consumption in Defiance: An Ethnography of Female Sex Workers in Postsocialist China”

European Society of Anthropology Conference, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (August 2014)

 

Gendered Structural Violence against Homosexuality in Postsocialist China

Society for Applied Anthropology, Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico (March 2014)

 

“Condom Use and HIV/AIDS in China’s Sex Industry: Engagement with Public Health Issues with Anthropological Knowledge”

American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, Chicago (November 2013)

 

Money, Class, and Money Boys in Postsocialist China”

New York Association of Asian Studies, Annual Conference, SUNY Binghamton (September 2013)

 

“Re-conceptualizing Gender and Sexuality in a Postcolonial City of Dalian, China” (May 2013)

Re-Inventing the Postcolonial (in the) Metropolis, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

 

“The Impact of Anti-Trafficking Campaigns on Female Sex Workers in Postsocialist China”

International Studies: Gender, Violence, and Justice, Rochester Institute of Technology (April 2013)

 

“Masculinity in Crisis: Construction of Homosexuality in Chinese Media” (March 2013)

Association of Asian Studies, Annual Conference, San Diego

 

 “Body at the Margins: Medical Science, Homosexuality, and the Nation in Contemporary China”

Beyond Boundaries: Interstices in Medical Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria (November 2012)

 

       “Masculinity in Motion in Self-Identified Gay Men”

New York Association of Asian Studies, SUNY New Paltz (2012)

 

Reworking Masculinities in Globalizing Era of Postsocialist China”

Masculinities in Times of Uncertainty and Change, EASA Biennial Conference: Nanterre, France (2012)

 

     “Ethnographies of the Sex Industry and Health

54 International Congress of Americanists: Building Dialogues in the Americas, Vienna, Austria (JULY 2012)

      “Micro-Level Processes of Emotional Labor: Hostesses and Labor Regime in Post-Socialist China”

30th International Labour Process Conference, Department of Sociology, Stockholm University (2012)

 

Cultural Politics of Condoms During the Time of AIDS in Postsocialist China

              Association for Asian Studies 2012 Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada (March 2012)   

 

“Shifting Identities of Self-Identified Gay Men In Postsocialist China”

American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, Montreal (Nov. 2011)

 

“Subculture of Self-Identified Gay Men in Postsocialist China”

             17th ACPSS International Conference, Columbia University (October 2011)

 

     “Homosexual Men and Health Activism in Postsocialist China”

                   New York Conference on Asian Studies, University of Buffalo (September 2011)

 

“Ethnographic Research on Health Issues in China’s Urban Sex Industry

              Naming and Framing: The Making of Sexual (In)Equality, Madrid, Spain (July 2011)

 

 “From Courtesans to Modern Hostesses: Music and Construction of Gender in the Entertainment Industry in
  China”

              9th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Spain (June 2011)

 

      “Ethnography of Health Issues and HIV/AIDs Prevention Programs in China’s Urban Sex Industry”

                   International Conference of Global Health and Innovation, Yale University (April 2011)

 

      “Activism and Self-Identified Gay Men”

                   International Conference of Association for Asian Studies (March 2011) 

 

      “Homosexual Men and Health Activism”

                   Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities (Jan. 2011)

    

     “Anti-Trafficking Campaign and Karaoke Bar Hostesses in China”

American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, New Orleans (2010)

 

      “Gay Men in Postsocialist China”

                   16th ACPSS International Conference, Harvard University (Nov. 2010)

 

     “Consumption of Girls and Japan-Korean Wave in China”

Reimagining Girlhood: Communities, Identities, Self-Portrayals Conference, Cortland (Oct. 2010)

 

     “Homosexual Men and Health Activism”

                   NY Conference on Asian Studies, SUNY Brockport (Oct. 2010)

 

     “Informal Alliance and Collective Actions in Urban Chinese Sex Industry”

New York State Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Tompkins Cortland College (Oct. 2010)

 

     “The Confucian Model of Leadership in Contemporary China”

              10th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture, and Change, Montréal, Canada (2010)

 

     “Cultural Heritage and Society”

                    2nd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, Portugal (June 2010)
 

“Masculinities in Motion: From Literati to Entrepreneurial Masculinity in the Globalizing Era of China”

American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, Philadelphia (2009)

 

     “Confucian Thoughts on Leadership”

                        Succeeding as Women in Higher Education Conference, SUNY Cortland (2009)

 

“Cultural Politics of Condoms During the Time of AIDS in China”

New York State Sociological Association Annual Meeting, St. John Fisher College, NY (Oct. 09)

 

“Dressing Cosmopolitan: Ethnographic Research on Karaoke Bar Hostesses and Japan-Korea Wave in China

                        New York Conference on Asian Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (Oct. 09)

 

     “An Ethnographic Study of Condom Use and HIV/AIDS in Chinese Sex Industry

                        Medical Anthropology at the Intersections, Yale University (September 2009)

 

“State Management of the Sex Industry in China’s Past and Present”

2009 Equal Opportunities International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey (July 2009)

 

“Domesticated Modernity and Enduring Filiality: Homecoming of Rural Migrant Hostesses”

                        2009 First International Conference on Gender Studies, Shanghai, China (June 2009)

 

“Consumption and Body Refashioning of Rural Migrant Sex Workers in Urban China”

7th European Feminist Research Conference, Utrecht University, The Netherlands (June 2009)

 

“Ethnography of Entrepreneurial Masculinity and Condom Use in Contemporary China”

Anthropology of Men, Masculinities and Health Symposium (May 15-16 2009), Berlin, Germany.

 

Anti-Trafficking Law and Lives of Female Sex Workers in Urban China”

                    Law and Women Symposium, Stanford University (March 2009)

 

“Postcolonial Popular Culture: Sex and Sport in a Post-Colonial Chinese City”

International Symposium of Postcolonial Popular Cultures, New Zealand (December, 2008)

 

“Movement and Home-Belonging of Rural Migrant Sex Workers in Urban China”

International Interdisciplinary conference on ethnicity, integration and family ties, Finland (October, 2008)

 

“Applying Anthropology to the Cause of Solving Social Issues”

                    American Anthropological Association Annual Conference, San Francisco (November, 2008)

 

“Nationalism and HIV/AIDS in China”

                    AIDS in Culture: Explorations in the Cultural History of AIDS, Mexico City, Mexico (October 08)  

 

“Cultural Connections and Collisions in Asia”

                        New York Conference on Asian Studies, Hamilton College (September, 2008) 

 

“Anti-Trafficking Campaign and Female Sex Workers in Urban China”

                        International Conference, Globalization and Media, Athens, Greece (September 2008)

 

     “Prostitution, Sex Work, and Human Trafficking in Urban China”

5th Annual Conference, Prostitution, Sex Work, and Human Trafficking (September 2008)

 

“Condom Debate in Post-Mao China”

Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities (January 2008)

 

Biopolitics in Representation of HIV/AIDS in China”

                        American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, Washington D.C. (Dec.

2007)

 

“Condom Debate and HIV/AIDS in China”

The ACPSS 13th International Conference, Ohio University (October 26-28, 2007)

 

“Decentering Asia: Ethnographic Research on Japan-Korea Wave in China”

                        New York Conference on Asian Studies, Binghamton University (October 26-27, 2007) 

 

 “Today’s Migration of Peoples: The Insularity of Nations”

Oxford Round Table, Oxford University (March 18-23, 2007)

 

“Nationalism and Gender in the Construction of HIV/AIDS in China”

2007 International Conference on Arts & Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii (January 12-15, 2007)

 

Media Constructions of HIV/AIDS in China”

ACPSS 12th International Conference, Buffalo, NY (October 13-15, 2006)

 

“Challenges and Difficulties in Building a Humanistic China”

International Conference on Humanistic China: Visions for Harmony and Innovation Beijing, China (June 29-30, 2006)

 

“History of Prophylactics in China”

                        Scholar’s Day, SUNY Cortland (April 2006)

 

“Anti-Trafficking, Human Rights and Social Justice”

                        POWER conference, SUNY Cortland (April 2006)

 

“Reconfigured Identities of Rural Migrant Hostesses in Urban China”

                     Asian Migration Conference, SUNY Binghamton, (March 2006)

 

“Intra-Relationships of Rural Migrant Karaoke Bar Hostesses in Urban China”

        International Association of Asian Studies, Louisiana (February 2006)

 

“Cool Masculinity: Male Clients’ Sex Consumption and Business Alliance in Urban China’s Sex Industry”

                     American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, Washington D.C. (Dec. 2005)

 

“Sex Value Changes of Rural Migrant Karaoke Bar Hostesses”

                     New York Conference on Asian Studies, SUNY New Paltz (October 2005)

 

“Embodied Masculinity: Sex and Sport in a (Post) Colonial Chinese City”

                     International Association of Asian Studies, Houston (February 2005)

 

“Performing Media Constructed Images – Political Struggle of Rural Migrant Hostesses in Dalian”

Media and Citizenship in China, Oxford University, U.K. (August, 2004)

 

“Ethnography of Women Workers' Survival Strategies and Marginalization in the Sex Industry”

Labor Workshop, University of Michigan (June 2004) 

 

“Globalization and Chinese Women”

Globalization and Women in Asia: Blessing or Blight?, SUNY Cortland (February, 2004)

 

“Masculinity and Clients in Sex Industry”

                        Scholar’s Day, SUNY Cortland (April, 2004)

 

“Fashioned Modernities vs. State Authority”

                     Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference, San Diego (March, 2004)

 

“Japan-Korea Wave and Karaoke Bar Hostesses’ Body Culture”

                     American Anthropological Association Annual Conference, Chicago (November, 2003)

 

“Research Methods on Workers in Sex Industry in Urban China”

     Methodology and Biostatistics Seminar Series, Yale University (2003)

 

“From Peasant Women to Bar Hostesses: Ethnography of Migrant Women Workers' Survival Strategies and   

 Marginalization in the Sex Industry”

The Labor of Reform: Employment, Workers' Rights, and Labor Law in China, University of Michigan (2003)

 

“Representations of Escorts and Modern Women in Post-Mao Dalian”

Association for Asian Studies, Annual Meeting, New York (2003)

 

“Escorts of Dalian: Their Bids for Social Status Through Consumption”

American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, New Orleans (2002)

 

“Gender and Politics of Rural/Migrant Hostesses in Dalian, China,”

American Anthropological Association, Annual Conference, Washing D.C. (2001)

 

“The Politics of Becoming of Rural Migrant Bar Hostesses in Post-Mao Dalian,”

Association of Asian Studies, Regional Conference, Brown University (2000)   

 

Invited Lectures

 

Invited Book Talk Tongzhi Living

Public Lecture, Hong Kong University (April 2016)

 

Invited Book Talk Tongzhi Living

Public Lecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong (April 2016)

 

Invited Book Talk Tongzhi Living

Public Lecture, Oberlin College, Ohio (April 2016)

 

Invited Book Talk Sex Trafficking

Public Lecture, Portland College, Oregon (April 2016)

 

Invited Book Talk Tongzhi Living

Public Lecture, Brown University (March 2016)

 

Invited Book Talk Tongzhi Living

Public Lecture, University of Wyoming (November 2015)

 

“Gender Politics in Current Regime and Gay Men in Postsocialist China”

Public Lecture, Columbia University (April 2015)

 

“Health and Social Activism of Self-Identified Gay Men in Postsocialist China”

Public Lecture, Cornell University (February 2015)

University of Vienna, Austria, invited public lecture (July 2012)

“Gender and Sex Work in Postsocialist China”

Public Lecture, State University of New York, Plattsburg (September 2014)

 

“Health and Social Activism of Self-Identified Gay Men in Postsocialist China”

Public Lecture, State University of New York, Plattsburg (September 2014)

 

“Reconsidering Emotional Labor”

Brown University Pembroke Center Advanced Research Seminar, Brown University (March 2014)

 

 Consumption in Defiance: Karaoke Bar Hostesses at the Margins in Postsocialist China”

Public Lecture, State University of New York, Albany (November 2013)

 

“Human Rights Responses to Forced Migration: State Interventions of Raid-and-Rescue and Anti-Trafficking Framework in Contemporary China”

University of Chicago Human Rights Program, University of Chicago (November 2013)

 

Invited Discussant for Women and Society Seminar, Columbia University (November 2013)

Women and Society Seminar, Columbia University

 

“Karaoke Bar Hostesses and the Japan-Korean Wave in China: Fashion, Cosmopolitanism, and Globalization”

Public Lecture, Department of Anthropology, Yale University (November 2013)

 

University of Vienna, Austria, invited public lecture (July 2012)

 

Conformity and Rebellion: Activism of Self-Identified Gay Men in Post-Socialist China”

     Public Lecture, State University of New York, Brockport (April 2012)

 

 “Subculture of Self-Identified Gay Men in Postsocialist China”

                     Public Lecture, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University (Nov. 2011)

 

“Activism of Self-Identified Gay Men in Postsocialist China”

                     Public Lecture, Hofstra University (October 2011)

 

“Male Clients in China's Sex Industry”

                     Public Lecture, Department of Anthropology, Hamilton College (September 2011)

 

“Sex Work and Emotional Labor”

                     Seminar, Department of Anthropology, Hamilton College (September 2011)

 

Sex Trafficking and Slavery (June 2011)

                     Exit Art:  Symposium on Contemporary Slavery, City University of New York, New York   

 

“Life of a Woman in China” (June 2011)

                     Ladies’ Literary Club, Skaneateles, NY

 

“Activism of Self-Identified Gay Men in Postsocialist China”

                     Department of Anthropology, Yale University (April 18, 2011)

 

“Red Lights: The Lives of Sex Workers in Postsocialist China”

                     Book talk, Center of Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley (February 22, 2011)

 

 “Fieldwork Research Methods”
                     Graduate Seminar,
University of California, Berkeley (February 24, 2011)

    

     “Anti-Trafficking Discourses”

                        Invited to speak at Stop Traffick International Conference, Depauw University (Sep. 2010)

 

     “Sex Trafficking and Anti-Trafficking Campaign in China”

Invited to speak at “China and Human Trafficking: Updates and Analysis,” Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. (August 2010)

 

“Women at the Margins in East Asia”

                     North Park University, Chicago (March, 2010)

 

“Undertaking Sensitive Research: Ethnographies in the Illegal Sex Industry in Postsocialist China”

                     Extra-Legal Governance and Organised Crime Discussion Group, Oxford University, U.K. (Jan. 10)

 

“The Lives of Sex Workers in Postsocialist China”

                     Lecture in class, Professor Sidney Greenblatt, Syracuse University (November 23, 2009)

 

“Sex Trafficking, Human Rights, and Social Justice”

                     Philosophy 390, Professor Kathy Russell, SUNY Cortland (November 3, 2009)

 

“Red Lights: The Lives of Sex Workers in Postsocialist China”

                     Book talk, Cornell Store Book Department, Cornell University (October 7, 2009)

 

“Research on Gay Men and Bathhouses”

                        Beijing Aizhixing Institute (AIDS Institute), Beijing, China (September 4, 2009)

 

“The Changing Role of Women in China”

                    NCTA Seminar, Central New York Teachers’ Center, East Syracuse (January, 2009)

 

“Cultural Tradition of China”

                    Lecture Series, Ithaca High School, NY (March 2009)

 

“What Happens to the Dissertation After It Is Done?”

                        Department of Anthropology, Yale University (September 2008)

 

“HIV/AIDS and Sex Industry in China”

                        Beijing Aizhixing Institute (AIDS Institute), Beijing, China (June 7, 2007)

 

“HIV/AIDS and Karaoke Bar Hostesses in China”

                        Chinese Women’s University (Zhonghua Nuzi Xueyuan), Beijing, China (June 6, 2007)

 

“HIV/AIDS and Sex Work in China”

                        Central Ethnic University (Zhongyang Minzu Daxue), Beijing, China (June 5, 2007)

 

“HIV/AIDS and Gender Inequality”

                        Gender and Development Forum, Beijing, China (GAD) (June 5, 2007)

 

“HIV/AIDS and Male Clients in Sex Industry”

                     International Seminar on HIV and Sex Work, United Nations, Beijing, China (June 4, 2007)

 

“Diet and Nutrition;” “Cultural Aspects of Stress” 

Beijing University (June 2005)

 

“Cultural Definition of Anatomy and Physiology;” “Sex and Gender”

                        Capital University of Medical Science (May 2005)

 

“Karaoke Bar Hostesses’ Consumption and Performance”

                     China Review, University of California, Berkeley (March, 2004)

 

“Male Clients in China’s Sex Industry”

                     Center of Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley (March, 2004)

 

“Body Refashioning: Karaoke Bar Hostesses in Urban China”

                     Brooks Museum Lecture Series, SUNY Cortland (February, 2004)

 

“Contemporary East Asian Societies”

                     East Asianists in a Global Setting: Retrospects and Prospects, Yale University (2003)

 

"City Men Consuming Rural/Migrant Women in Dalian, China"

Ethnography & Social Theory Colloquium, Yale University (2002)

 

“Rural Bar Workers and Hostesses in Dalian”

Hardship in Rural China at Yale University (2002)

 

     Larissa Titarenko’s class on Women at SUNY Cortland (September 10, 2007)