Professor Harriet Evans

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Professor Harriet Evans was educated at the University of London's School of African and Oriental Studies, the University of BritishColombia, the Beijing Languages Institute, and Beijing University.

She taught modern Chinese history in Mexico between 1979 and 1984. Formerly Head of the University of Westminster's Chinese Section, she is now co-ordinator of Asia Studies research at CSD, and of the MA and MPhil/PhD programmes in Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies and International Studies.

Her publications include Women and Sexuality in China: Discourses of Female Sexuality and Gender since 1949(Polity Press, 1997), and Picturing Power in the People's Republic of China: Posters of the Cultural Revolution(co-edited with Stephanie Donald, Rowman and Littlefield, 1999); The Subject of Gender: Daughters and Mothers in Urban China(Rowman and Littlefield, 2007).

She has contributed many articles to leading journals and edited volumes, and is a regular consultant for BBC radio and non-governmental agencies on women, gender and human rights in China.

She was President of the British Association for Chinese Studies (2002-5), has served on the Executive Committee of the Universities' China Committee in London, and is member of the editorial boards of Estudios de Asia y Africa (El Colegio de Mexico), Intersections: Gender, History and Cultural in the Asian Context, and was recently invited to join the editorial board of The China Quarterly.

Current Research Projects

Dashilanr: an oral history of everyday life in south Beijing

Posters of the Cultural Revolution: Contemporary Chinese perspectives on an era of propaganda

Professor Evans is also a workshop organizer participating in a project coordinated by the Anthropology Department, London school of Economics, on The Transmission and Recognition of Grievous Loss.

2016

Patriarchal investments: expectations of male authority and support in a poor Beijing neighborhood (2016)
Evans, H. 2016. Patriarchal investments: expectations of male authority and support in a poor Beijing neighborhood. in: Santos, G. and Harrell, S. (ed.) Transforming Patriarchy: Chinese Families in the 21st Century Seattle, USA University of Washington Press.

2015

Reconceptualising heritage: museums, development and shifting dynamics of power (2015)
Evans, H. and Rowlands, M. 2015. Reconceptualising heritage: museums, development and shifting dynamics of power. in: Basu, P. and Modest, W. (ed.) Museums, heritage and international development London Routledge. pp. 272-294

2012

The intimate individual: perspectives from the mother-daughter relationship in urban China (2012)
Evans, H. 2012. The intimate individual: perspectives from the mother-daughter relationship in urban China. in: Kipnis, A.B. (ed.) Chinese modernity and the individual psyche Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 119-148
Guo Yuhua: narratives of the "sufferer" as historical testimony (2012)
Evans, H. 2012. Guo Yuhua: narratives of the "sufferer" as historical testimony. in: Dirlik, A., Li, G. and Yen, H.P. (ed.) Sociology and anthropology in twentieth-century China: between universalism and indigenism Hong Kong Chinese University Press.

2009

Sexuality (2009)
Evans, H. 2009. Sexuality. in: Pong, D. (ed.) Encyclopedia of modern China New York Charles Scribner's Sons.
Introduction: discourses of sexuality since 1949 (2009)
Evans, H. 2009. Introduction: discourses of sexuality since 1949. in: Edwards, L. and Roces, M. (ed.) Women in Asia, Vol 1: women and polictical power London Routledge. pp. 76-110

2008

Gender in modern Chinese culture (2008)
Evans, H. 2008. Gender in modern Chinese culture. in: Louie, K. (ed.) Cambridge companion to modern Chinese culture Cambridge, UK Cambridge University Press. pp. 68-90

2006

Fashion and feminine consumption (2006)
Evans, H. 2006. Fashion and feminine consumption. in: Latham, K., Thompson, S. and Klein, J. (ed.) Consuming China: approaches to cultural change in contemporary China London, UK Routledge.

2003

The language of liberation: gender and jiefang in early Chinese Communist Party discourse (2003)
Evans, H. 2003. The language of liberation: gender and jiefang in early Chinese Communist Party discourse. in: Wasserstrom, J.N. (ed.) Twentieth-century China: new approaches London, UK Routledge. pp. 193-220

2002

Sex and the open market (2002)
Evans, H. 2002. Sex and the open market. in: Weeks, J., Holland, J. and Waites, M. (ed.) Sexualities and society: a reader Cambridge, UK Polity Press. pp. 216-226
Past, perfect or imperfect: changing images of the ideal wife (2002)
Evans, H. 2002. Past, perfect or imperfect: changing images of the ideal wife. in: Brownell, S. and Wasserstrom, J.N. (ed.) Chinese femininities/Chinese masculinities: a reader Berkeley, USA University of California Press.

2014

Neglect of a neighbourhood: oral accounts of life in ‘old Beijing’ since the eve of the People's Republic (2014)
Evans, H. 2014. Neglect of a neighbourhood: oral accounts of life in ‘old Beijing’ since the eve of the People's Republic. Urban History. 41 (4) 686-704 0963-9268

2010

The gender of communication: changing expectations of mothers and daughters in urban China (2010)
Evans, H. 2010. The gender of communication: changing expectations of mothers and daughters in urban China. China Quarterly. 204 980-999 0305-7410

2008

Sexed bodies, sexualised identities, and the limits of gender (2008)
Evans, H. 2008. Sexed bodies, sexualised identities, and the limits of gender. China Information. 22 (2) 361-386 0920-203X

2007

The impossibility of gender in narratives of China's modernity (2007)
Evans, H. 2007. The impossibility of gender in narratives of China's modernity. Radical Philosophy. 146 27-39 0300-211X

2001

What colour is beautiful hair? Subjective interventions and global fashions in the cultural production of gender in urban China (2001)
Evans, H. 2001. What colour is beautiful hair? Subjective interventions and global fashions in the cultural production of gender in urban China. Figurationen: gender - literatur - kultur. 2/01 117-132 1439-4367

2009

Lens on loss of a neighbourhood: a photographer's record of the transformation of 'old Beijing' (2009)
Evans, H. 2009. Lens on loss of a neighbourhood: a photographer's record of the transformation of 'old Beijing'. Uncertain Futures: Planning, Temporality and Globalisation. Edinburgh University March 2009

2008

Conflicted times, conflicted places: an oral history of social change in 'old Beijing' (2008)
Evans, H. 2008. Conflicted times, conflicted places: an oral history of social change in 'old Beijing'. Research Councils UK/Zhongshan University Advanced Summer School in Historical Anthropology. Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, PRC July 2008
"Bitter Labour": demolition and development in 'south Beijing' (2008)
Evans, H. 2008. "Bitter Labour": demolition and development in 'south Beijing'. SOAS Politics Department Seminar Series. SOAS Feb 2008

2007

The subject of gender: daughters and mothers in urban China (2007)
Evans, H. 2007. The subject of gender: daughters and mothers in urban China. Lanham, MD, USA Rowman & Littlefield.

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