​Feminist and Queer Media in China

中国女权与酷儿媒体

 

Digitized Engagements: Feminist and Queer Media Activism in China

數字化參與:中國女權與酷兒媒體行動主義

Introduction 引言

In the last decade, aided by the development of communication technologies, feminist and queer media activists in China have been using a variety of modalities, such as documentary workshops, film festivals, online campaigns, webcasts, webzines and so on, to promote sexual and gender diversity. In this process, digital technology has played an unprecedented role in assembling nüquan (feminist) or ku'er (queer) discourses and practices in community building, public education and advocacy.

 

Despite the significant growth of feminist and queer media discourses and practices in China for more than ten years, not much has been written about this subject. The reason for such under-exploration is twofold. On the one hand, while many studies have explored how digital technology has influenced the production, circulation, and consumption of feminist and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) media in North America, Europe and other Asian contexts, the research on feminist and queer media in China is disproportionally small. On the other hand, although research on communication technologies in China, particularly Internet activism, has flourished considerably, the issues of gender and sexuality remain marginalized. Intersecting feminist and queer media studies and studies on communication technologies in China, this project aims to examine how digital technology informs the development of feminist and queer activism in China, and, at the same time, how alternative media practices attuned to gender and sexuality issues can shed light on the feminist and queer appropriation of digital technology.
 

Drawing from semi-structured interviews with various feminist and queer media practitioners, analysis of key events and media productions, participatory observation, as well as documents from relevant organizations, this project will analyze the convergence of digital media and feminist and queer activism in China. Ultimately, the project will generate a scholarly understanding of how digital technology informs the development of feminist and queer activism in China.

 

This site is one of the outcomes of the project and serves as a bilingual online database for archiving feminist and queer media activism, providing useful information for the general public in China and Hong Kong.

 

 

在過去的十年間,隨著通訊科技的發展,中國的女權/女性主義和酷兒媒體行動者運用不同的方式,包括紀綠片工作坊、電影節、網上行動、網絡廣播和網絡雜誌等, 來推動性和性別多元相關知識的傳播。在這個過程中,數字化技術對社群建立、公眾教育和倡導方面扮演著前所未有的重要角色,從中建構女權/女性主義或酷兒的論述,並推動其實踐。

 

雖然在過去的十幾年間中國女權主義和酷兒媒體有重要的增長,但是關於這方面的研究卻很少。一方面,很多研究著眼於數字化技術在北美、歐洲或亞洲其他地區如何影響女性主義和酷兒媒體的製作、傳播和消費,而對於中國的女權主義和酷兒媒體的研究卻相對缺乏。另一方面,雖然關於中國的通訊科技研究,特別是互聯網行動主義的研究,是相當蓬勃的,可是,性和性別的議題卻處於邊緣位置。此項目建基於女權媒體研究、酷兒媒體研究及中國的通訊科技研究,集中分析中國數字化媒體與女權和酷兒行動主義的互為關係。

 

通過對女權主義和酷兒媒體參與者的訪談、分析重要的事件及媒體製作、參與觀察、查閱相關組織的文件紀錄,此項目會從學術角度分析數字化媒體如何影響中國女權和酷兒行動主義的發展。

 

這個中英雙語的網站就是上述項目的一個成果,呈現了研究所收集的資料,為中國大陸及香港的大眾提供有用資訊。

 

 

Site Navigation and Description 網站導航及介紹

 

This website divides the feminist and queer events and organizations related to media into three categories: Feminism/Gender and Media; Youth Feminist Action School (YFAS); Queer and Media. "Feminism/Gender and Media" is about the development of feminism in China since 1990’s and lists the events and organizations relevant to feminism/gender and media. "Youth Feminist Action School (YFAS)" introduces the new generation of feminists and the new wave of feminist activism in China, and chronicles the landmark feminist events since 2012. "Queer and Media" is about the development of LGBT movements in China since 2000 and lists the media-related events and organizations. A bibliography of references and further academic reading pertaining to both feminist and queer media activism is located in the section of "Selected Bibliography". The "Other Links" section refers visitors to additional sources on the feminist and queer movements in China.

 

這個網站將女權及酷兒行動分為以下三部分:「女權/性别與媒體」、「女權行動派」及「酷兒與媒體」。「女權/性別與媒體」介紹中國女權主義自90年代以來的發展及其與媒體相關的事件。「女權行動派」特別介紹從2012年在中國大陸出現的的年輕一代的女權行動者及她們廣受媒體報導和大眾討論的行動。「酷兒與媒體」介紹自2000年以來國內與媒體相關的LGBT行動。與女權及酷兒媒體行動主義相關的參考文獻將呈現在「參考書目」分類中。「其他連結」提供一些與女權行動及酷兒行動相關的資料.。