Manning Up for the Nation: State, Media, and China’s Regulation against “Sissy” Men

Oct. 20

7:00–8:00 pm

A specter is haunting China—the specter of a “masculinity crisis.” On September 2, 2021, the Chinese government issued a ban on “sissy men and other abnormal aesthetics” on TV and media sites, as a part of its effort to promote traditional, revolutionary, and socialist culture. 

In this virtual event, panelists Yan Long (Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley) and Yige Dong (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Global Gender & Sexuality Studies, SUNY Buffalo) will be joined by discussant Yuchen Yang (PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology) to discuss what the policy can tell us about gender and sexuality in Chinese media, politics, and beyond. Caterina Fugazzola (Assistant Senior Instructional Professor, Global Studies) will moderate.

This event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and is co-sponsored by Global Studies.