Between Power and Powerlessness
Women in China Today
Sat, 12.03.2005, 10 am CET
Theme: »Ferner Osten - Naher Westen? / Extrême-Orient – Proche Occident?« (4–20 March 2005). Festival coordination: Elisabeth Schraut

The symposium discusses the diverse life experiences and interests of women in China, focussing on the country’s rapid transformation that brings about new chances, but also new challenges.


10.00 am

Christiane Riedel (Manager of the ZKM)
Elisabeth Schraut (Head of the department of International Relations of the city of Karlsruhe)
Introduction and presentation
Prof. Dr. Gregor Paul (President of the German China Association)

10.30 am
»Feminism and the women’s movement in China – new freedoms, new challenges«
Prof. Dr. Nicola Spakowski (Sinologist and Historian at the International University of Bremen)

12 noon
»Construction and self presentation of modern sexuality«
Karin Hasselblatt (Sinologist, translator of »Shanghai Baby,« Berlin)

2.00 pm
»Suicide and suicide risk«
Vera Schick M.A. (Sinologist in Tübingen and Stuttgart)

3.30 pm
»The modern Chinese woman in the eyes of the Chinese man«
Shi Ming (Journalist, Cologne)
Organization / Institution