Dr Derek Hird
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I obtained an MA (Hons) in Chinese (1999) and an MSc (Res) on domestic violence and women's rights in contemporary China (2003) at the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD on white-collar men and masculinities in contemporary urban China (2009) at the University of Westminster.
I teach courses in Chinese language and Chinese cultural studies, covering the history, politics, art and literature of China.
Current research interests:
white-collar men and masculinities in contemporary China
queer culture in China
masculinities and intimate partner violence in China
gender and Buddhism in Chinese cultures
Co-founder of Queer China Working Group Research
on masculinities and consumerism in China for Ogilvy & Mather, Shanghai