2019 BPCS Roundtable Symposium

Call for participants: “Labour in the New Age: BPCS Roundtable Symposium with Pun Ngai at Oxford”

Call for participation in a one-day BPCS symposium on “Labour issues in the New Age” at the University of Oxford:

Hong Kong Sociologist Pun Ngai is coming to the UK with a group of her colleagues (including PhD students) who work on labour issues in China. 7 papers would be presented on topics covering communicative labour, gig economy, youth workers and automation and warehouse work.

We hereby invite 5 members of the BPCS to join the one-day symposium and share your research with the Hong-Kong based academics. (All those who receive this newsletter are registered members). Ideally, your research also deals with labour issues in the New Age, may it be digital labour, intimate labour, creative labour or the interaction between human and automation.

The format of the one-day symposium is roundtable. Everyone will have 20 minutes for your presentation and other conference participants can interrupt and ask questions at any time. We recommend all participants read other people’s abstracts prior to the symposium and only spend 5 minutes to recap your work so that more time could be dedicated to discussion.

Bio of Pun Ngai:

Pun Ngai received her PhD from University of London, SOAS in 1998. She is the winner of 2006 C. Wright Mills Award for her book, “Made in China: Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace” (Duke University Press, 2005). Made in China is widely used as required reading in major universities in America, Europe and Asia. Together with Dying for Apple: Foxconn and Chinese Workers (co-authored with Jenny Chan and Mark Selden, 2016), these two texts have been translated into German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish and Chinese. Two of her Chinese books were also awarded Hong Kong Book Prize 2007 and 2011 as the top ten popular book, widely read in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

She published extensively and cross- disciplinary in journals in the areas of sociology, anthropology, labor Studies, China Studies and cultural Studies. Her articles appeared in Current Sociology, Global Labor Studies, Work, Employment and Society, The China Quarterly, Modern China, and The China Journal, Positions, Public Culture and Cultural Anthropology.

Please visit this link to register your application to participate.

There is no participation fee. Participants cover their own travel expenses.

Date: 9:00am – 5:00pm, 1st of July, 2019
Venue: Lucina Ho Room, China Centre, University of Oxford
Host: British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies (BPCS)

Deadline: 11 June 2019

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Past seminars and events:

 

 

2018 BPCS Seminar on Contemporary Chinese Art

Call for BPCS Seminar Participation

 

 Absolute Motion:

Contemporary Discourse on Chinese Art

 12 February 2018
10:30 – 15:30
Digital Crit Room, AAD2W18, Art, Architecture & Design Building (AAD)
VR studio, MC2139, Media, Humanities & Technology Building (MC)
 University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

 

Dear BPCS members,

You are invited to the first 2018 BPCS seminar on contemporary Chinese art!

Introduction:

British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies organises a series of Chinese Studies related events including an annual conference every year.

The first BPCS seminar of 2018: “Absolute Motion: Contemporary Discourse on Chinese Art” will take place on 12th February at the University of Lincoln, from 10:30 to 15:30.

Free Lunch and refreshments will be served during the seminar.

We will video record the whole seminar as document. We will send you a copy after the seminar. Feel free to let us know if you do not wish to be recorded.

The seminar consists of four parts:

 Part One: Opening and Introduction

  1. Doctor Catherine George, College director of academic affairs, University of Lincoln.
  2. Miss Ling Tang, President of BPCS, PhD candidate at the University of Oxford.
  3. Ms Annie Xu, Internal Secretary of BPCS, PhD candidate at University of Lincoln
  4. Mr Tsung Han Wu, External Secretary of BPCS, PhD candidate at King’s College London.

Part Two: Presentations

1. Doctor Heather Connelly, SFHEA, Research Fellow of Birmingham City University.

Presentation title: Translation Zone(s): art, translation and linguistic hospitality

2. Ms Eliza Gluckman, Curator of New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.

Presentation title: Visibility and Representation: Art by Women, Hong Kong

3. Doctor Rachel Marsden, Lecturer in art curatorship, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Presentation title: Curation and Contemporary Art in the Chinese Context

4. Mr Dave Bramston, Principal lecturer, University of Lincoln

Presentation title: Creative Changes: Complacency & Awareness

5. Miss Jasphy Zheng, New York based photographer and artist, currently an artist-in-residence at CCA Kitakyushu, Japan.

Presentation title: Photography as Contemporary Art Practice in China

Part Three: Workshops:

1. Ms. Annie Xu, PhD candidate at University of Lincoln

Workshop 1: An Introduction to VR Chinese text art: Full-immersion of Textuality.

(All participants will have chance to experience VR art creation with Google Tilt Brush on HTC VIVE.)

2. Professor Yuling Xu, China based ceramic master artist and artist on traditional painting and calligraphy, visiting scholar of the University of Lincoln.

Workshop 2: An Introduction to traditional Chinese Xie Yi painting/国画写意 and Standard Script of Calligraphy/毛笔楷书

(All participants will have chance to practice Chinese painting and calligraphy with Four Treasures of the Study/文房四宝, which are brush, ink, Xuan paper and ink stone/笔墨纸砚).

Part Four: Round Table Discussion (only for presenters)

All presenters will have a round table discussion after the workshop 2. Other participants will not be invited in this session. We are free to raise questions and discuss with each other.

Discussion theme: Contemporary Thinking on Chinese art (include but not limited to Chinese modern/contemporary art (中国现当代艺术).

 

Seminar Schedule

Duration Session Presenter
1 10:30 – 11:00 Registration, Digital Crit Room, AAD2W18, Art, Architecture & Design Building (AAD)
2 11:00 – 11:15 Opening and introduction Catherine (opening); Ling, Annie (introduction)
3 11:15 – 11:30 Presentation 1

(10min talk+5min Q&A)

Heather: Translation Zone(s): art, translation and linguistic hospitality
4 11:30 – 12:00 Presentation 2

(20min talk+10min Q&A)

Eliza: Visibility and representation: Art by Women, Hong Kong
5 12:00 – 12:30 Presentation 3

(20min talk+10min Q&A)

Rachel: Curation and Contemporary Art in the Chinese Context
6 12:30 – 13:00 Workshop 1

(walk to VR studio)

VR studio, MC2139, Media, Humanities & Technology Building (MC)

Annie: An Introduction to VR Chinese text art: Full-immersion of Textuality
7 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break (Back to AAD Building)
8 14:00 – 14:30 Presentation 4

(20min talk+10min Q&A)

Jasphy: Photography as Contemporary Art Practice in China
9 14:30 – 15:00 Presentation 5

(20min talk+10min Q&A)

Dave: Creative Changes: Complacency & Awareness
10 15:00 – 15:30 Workshop 2 Yuling: An Introduction to traditional Chinese fine painting and Standard Script of Calligraphy
(seminar is over for participants at here)
11 15:30 – 16:30 Round table discussion All presenters

 

This Seminar is exclusively sponsored by the College of Arts, University of Lincoln.

VR equipment support: School of Film and Media, College of Arts

Camera and other technical support: College of Arts

 

Please send your application (name, post, affiliation) by clicking Here (register form)

For inquiry please send to:

Annie Xu, Internal Secretary of BPCS, PhD candidate in contemporary art and curation, the University of Lincoln (anniexrj(at)gmail.com)