Hum/Animal: Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference Call for Papers

Duke Kunshan University is pleased to announce its second Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference from March 13-15, 2020. Distinguished keynote speakers will speak on the conference theme of hum/animal.

Students may present papers on all topics broadly within the humanities and interpretive social sciences.

Panels will be formed around themes based on the applications. Continue reading “Hum/Animal: Undergraduate Humanities Research Conference Call for Papers”

DKU Humanities Research Center Announces Three New Research Labs

Starting January 2020, Duke Kunshan University will be launching three new research labs. The labs will enhance the research capacity and profile of Duke Kunshan University, and provide opportunities for research training for students. Students will be able to sign up for these labs starting in January and gain first hand research experience working with DKU’s top faculty.  Continue reading “DKU Humanities Research Center Announces Three New Research Labs”

Report on Journey of the Universe Art Project

By Xiaoxi Zhu

About 100 members of the Duke Kunshan community have taken part in the university’s first mass-participation art project – an illuminated, nighttime campus procession along a route in the shape of the Big Dipper constellation.

The project was organized by student researchers in the Planetary Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Lab to coincide with a visit by filmmakers Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim on Oct. 10. Continue reading “Report on Journey of the Universe Art Project”

Report: Josephine Ho on Sexual Politics in the Age of Globalization

By Sinan Farooqui

The first keynote lecture for the Duke Kunshan University Fall Conference 2019: The Future of the Humanities: The Gender/Sex Turn was led by Professor Josephine Ho, the chair of the English department of National Central University, Taiwan, and coordinator of its Center For the Study of Sexualities, who spoke on the topic of Gender as Governance: Sexual Politics in the Age of Globalization. Continue reading “Report: Josephine Ho on Sexual Politics in the Age of Globalization”

Yingying Huang on Changing Sexualities in Mainland China since the 1980s

The second keynote address held at the DKU Fall Conference: Future of the Humanities: The Gender/Sex Turn 人文学的未来:性/别转向” was given by Yingying Huang on the topic of Changing Sexualities in Mainland China since the 1980s. Professor Huang is Associate Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Institute of Sexuality and Gender at Renmin University of China. Her work focuses on female sex workers, women’s body and sexualities, social aspects of HIV/AIDS, and qualitative methodology. Continue reading “Yingying Huang on Changing Sexualities in Mainland China since the 1980s”

听何春蕤教授讲性别政治

作者:于明鑫 & 朱润洲 

何春蕤教授是台湾国立中央大学的讲席教授(Chair Professor)和荣誉教授(Professor Emeritus),是远东最前卫的性别研究学者之一。她广泛而又立场鲜明地研究很多焦点问题,从1990年开始,她便在她所处的地区倡导有关女性性行为、性别与性教育、酷儿研究、性工作者研究、跨性研究的积极观点。她创建并继续领导着以其持久并卓有成效的智囊作用和社会实干主义而闻名的国立中央大学性/别研究室。她最近的研究集中于记录与分析在不断加强的良性、文明的全球治理体系下,不断增长的非传统性行为法制化趋势。 Continue reading “听何春蕤教授讲性别政治”

直面上世纪八十年代以来“性”的流变-在中国做性学研究

作者:朱伦稷 & Eldar Wang

2019年9月20和21日,我参加了于昆山杜克大学主办的人文学的未来:性/别转向会议,也参加了黄盈盈教授主持的本科生专题交流会。

先是9月20日,我去听了黄盈盈教授的公开讲座,觉得她非常可爱,有两个原因。第一个原因是,她尽力用通俗易懂的英文词汇去解释一些中国特色的词语,比如“扫黄”、“阶级敌人”,让全场观众欢笑不止,笑过仔细想想,又觉得她翻译的其实非常妙。

第二个原因是,从她的语气与词措里,我能感觉到她的“试探”。这里的学生对性学的接受度到底如何?说到哪个程度,才是又能被理解又不失原意的?黄盈盈教授的词措越是小心,我越感受到她这些年在中国做性学会议汇报与田野调查的不容易,越对她感到钦佩。 Continue reading “直面上世纪八十年代以来“性”的流变-在中国做性学研究”

探讨性工作与现代性–记甯应斌教授9月21日主题演讲

作者:赖効祺 &朱润洲

9月20-21日我校人文研究中心筹办的“人文学的未来:性/别转向”主题活动邀请到了著名学者何春蕤教授、黄盈盈教授、甯应斌教授与《琥珀》作者闻⼈人悦阅作专题讲座。讲座主题涉及“Gender as Governance”、“Changing Sexualities”、“Sex Work and Modernity”、“Commonsense Morality in History”等。我有幸参加了整个活动,而印象尤为深刻的,是甯应斌教授的主题演讲。 Continue reading “探讨性工作与现代性–记甯应斌教授9月21日主题演讲”

历史百年激荡,人物仍留余温—作家闻人悦阅《琥珀》分享会

作者:朱东辰 

作家闻人悦阅的交流会在九月二十一日举行,分为上午和下午两场,分别在研讨室和礼堂举行。上午签过到之后,每位与会同学都得到了一套《琥珀》新书。沉甸甸的重量,暗示这本书和宏大历史有关。书籍封面被两个巨大的竖直排版的“琥珀”占据,字体以一张斑驳的牛皮纸地图为底色,地图上路线交错,像极了琥珀里细细的裂纹,仿佛历史太多太重,要将这枚琥珀撑破。在作者娓娓道来之中,我们随她走入这枚尘封百年的琥珀,探索书写大河历史的各种可能。 Continue reading “历史百年激荡,人物仍留余温—作家闻人悦阅《琥珀》分享会”

宇宙之旅和群众艺术项目

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宇宙之旅是由来自耶鲁大学的Mary Evelyn Tucker和John Grim教授制作,一部获奖的纪录片和教育项目。融合了宇宙论、天文学、天体生物学、演化学,宇宙之旅以一种诗意和引人深思的视觉形式,娓娓道来从创世大爆炸至今的宇宙故事。宇宙之旅旨在使观众为孕育地球生命的宇宙历史感到惊叹,进而反思在面临气候变迁和环境铺害时,个体对于一切生命形态的责任。这部纪录片将于十月十日在创新楼的礼堂放映,并在放映前举行和制作者的问答环节。

在放映前,昆山杜克大学将迎来全球首演的群众艺术项目。由宇宙伦理和人工智能研究中心(Planetary Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Lab) 的学生研究员设计,并由大二学生Rudy Lu和Ryan Trombly筹划,这项艺术项目将回溯宇宙历史,并在昆山杜克大学的校园内以北斗七星的形式呈现从创世大爆炸至当代的七个阶段。

为了实现这项艺术项目,我们需要需要大约两百位学生拿着手机或其他的手电筒,以学生宿舍为起点,行经湖心亭和会议中心,最后抵达创新楼。本次游行象征着昆山杜克大学群体,与指向性的北斗和140亿年宇宙演化的一脉相承。在这个艺术项目中,八台相机和一台空拍机将会纪录北斗七星在昆山杜克校园内随着人流的形成过程。

The seven stars of the Big Dipper point towards Polaris 北斗七星指向北极星

北斗七星在中国文化和科学中有着极为重要的地位。北斗指向北极星,而北极星曾被认为是天绕行的极点。在中国神话中,北斗七星的拟人形象被称为斗母,是一位在道学传统中重要的女神。而在当代中国,北斗也是昆山杜克前校长刘经南博士的心血之作:中国GPS系统的名称。反映于历史、文化、神话、科学等领域,北斗依然持续为人类在宇宙无限的可能性里,指引了意义和方向。

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若想参与这个艺术项目,请线上登记,并在十月十日周四下午六点十五分带着你的手机或其他的手电筒到学生宿舍前集合。