Asian American Across the Disciplines with Dian Dian, Activist

Apr 17, 2024 at

McNeil 473


Asian American Across the Disciplines Series Spring 2024 present "The (Grassroot) Feminist Activism in (Mainland) China: From the 4th UN Conference on Women to #MeToo and Digital Feminism(s)" by Dian Dian,  Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Emory University, Author of  the article “Lala Activists in Dark Times: Queer Feminist Resistance to the Cyber-nationalist Attacks in China.” 

Hosted by Weirong Guo, Panda Express Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian American Studies in her course "Gender, Work, and Family in Global Asias"

The talk will focus on the diverse growth and changes in various grassroots feminist activism in Mainland China, starting from the 1995 UN Women's Conference to the present day. 

Dian Dian is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ+ and feminist movements, whose path has taken her from various Chinese cities to the United States. Involved in China's LGBTQ+ and feminist activism since 2009, Dian served as the editor-in-chief of the independent Queer Lala Times from 2013 to 2016, which aimed to weave sexuality and gender issues into the Sinophone civil society fabric. Dian earned a Ph.D. in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University with a dissertation titled "Translingual, Transgressive, Transnational: Queer Lala Feminism in the Sinophone World." In the U.S., Dian remained engaged with local movements advocating against AAPI discrimination and for women's and labor rights. Currently, Dian is focused on community building among overseas Chinese women from a queer feminist lens.

Please register and join by Zoom here!