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Lecture: Women in China – Pirates, Iron-Girls and Financial Wizards
April 20, 2017 - 16:00-17:30
Women in China have been in charge of armies in battle, triumphed in scholarly debates, commanded pirate fleets, smuggled opium and run brothels, operated in secret societies, founded schools and bomb factories, risked their lives in uprisings and revolutions, published magazines, become businesswomen and contributed to the discussion of the new man. Professor Marina Thorborg portrays the larger picture in the history of Chinese women. Emphasis is on the period of great change after China’s second revolution in 1949 and until today. The lecture is Professor Marina Thorborg’s interpretation of the history of women in modern China.
About the speaker:
Marina Thorborg is professor of economic history at Södertörn University. Professor Thorborg specializes in China, China’s economy and export zones and women’s issues. She has a PhD from Uppsala University. Marina Thorborg was previously with University of Copenhagen, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Lund University and Beijing International Studies University.