Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context
Issue 1, September 1998

Contributors to Intersections: Inaugural Issue

    Maria Degabriele teaches Communication Studies in the School of Business at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. She has published essays and reviews on Western constructions and representations of the East, as evident in literature, the mass media, and popular culture.

    Stephanie Hemelryk Donald is senior lecturer in media and screen at Murdoch University, Australia. She has published Public Secrets, Public Spaces: Cinema and Civility in China (2000), The State of China Atlas (1999) (with Robert Benewick), and co-edited with Harriet Evans Picturing Power in the People's Republic of China: Posters of the Cultural Revolution (1999). They have also co-edited a forthcoming issue of New Formations, 'Culture/China', dealing with gender and diaspora and cultural production.

    Harriet Evans is Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster, London. She was educated at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Beijing University. She taught modern Chinese history in Mexico between 1979 and 1984. Her recent publications include 'Defining Difference: The "Scientific" Construction of Sexuality and Gender in the People's Republic of China', Chicago: SIGNS, (1995) and Women and Sexuality in China: Discourses of Female Sexuality and Gender since 1949, Oxford: Polity Press, 1997. She is co-editor (with Stephanie Donald) of Picturing Power in China: Posters of the Cultural Revolution, Boulder, Co.: Rowman & Littlefield, (forthcoming), and is currently working on a new project about mothers and daughters in China.

    Tamara Jacka is a lecturer in Chinese Studies at Murdoch University. She teaches Chinese language and Chinese politics. Her research interests are in social and political change in contemporary China, gender relations in contemporary China and rural-urban migration. Her book, Women's Work in Rural China. Change and Continuity in an Era of Reform, was published by Cambridge University Press in 1997.

    Anne McLaren is a Senior Lecturer in the Melbourne Institute of Asian Languages and Societies in the University of Melbourne (from February 2000). For nine years she was Director of the Chinese Program at the Department of Asian Studies, La Trobe University, Melbourne. Her main research interests are Chinese popular culture, the history of vernacular publishing in China, oral and literate culture in China, contemporary cultural revivalism and the oral and ritual culture of Chinese women. She is the author of Chinese Popular Culture and Ming Chantefables (1998), The Chinese Femme Fatale: Stories from the Ming Period (1994) and co-editor, with Antonia Finnane, of Dress, Sex and Text in Chinese Culture (1999).

    Anne-Marie Medcalf teaches Southeast Asian Studies at Murdoch University in Western Australia and is co-editor, with Carolyn Brewer, of Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context. Her main research interests concern gender, culture, literature and the environment in the context of French colonial Vietnam. On this subject, she has most recently written 'Reconstructing a Homeland: Gender, Gallicity and Sense of Place in Colonial Vietnam,' in Carolyn Brewer and Anne-Marie Medcalf (eds), 'Researching the Fragments: Histories of Women in the Asian Context,' (forthcoming, New Day).

    Josko Petkovic teaches screen production at Murdoch University . His filmography includes Subjective/Objective, Journey of Anticipation, Frame on Dreaming, Animal Locomotion: Muybridge, and Letter to Eros.

    Sandra Wilson is Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Japanese Studies Programme at Murdoch University. She has published a number of articles on Japan and is co-editor of The Russo-Japanese War in Cultural Perspective (Macmillan, 1999). She is currently working on a book manuscript on Japan during the Manchurian crisis of 1931-33 and on a new project on Japanese nationalism.


    This paper was originally published in Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context, with the assistance of Murdoch University.

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