February 2012 Archives

International Christian University Center for Gender Studies will host
an open lecture by Ta-wei Chi on Saturday, February 25th, 2012.

Lecturer: Ta-wei Chi(Assistant Professor at the Graduate Institute of
Taiwanese Literature, National Chengchi University)
Coordinator: SHINDO Ryuichi (Research Institute Assistant, Center for
Gender Studies)

Date: 25th, February 2013(Sat) 14:00~16:00
Fee Free

Place: International Conference room in the Dialogue House,
International Christian University.

Language: English (Japanese translation available)

Professor Chi graduated from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with his PhD and is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Taiwanese Literature at National Chengchi University (NCCU).
Knowledgeable in the areas of Gender Studies, Queer Theory and Literary Theory, Professor Chi has written books on queer literature such as 『膜』and『恋物癖』.
He is also known for his translation of the word "Queer" into Chinese as 「酷兒」.

In his lecture, Professor Chi will discuss his experiences writing GLBT Science and Fantasy fiction Literature as well as his experiences as a social activist.
Further, he will explain how those experiences formed a basis for his translation of "Queer" as 「酷兒」and what meaning he attaches to those words.
He also plans to talk about the context of the word 「酷兒」in Taiwan.