Prof. Wang Zheng, Ph.D. - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Summer term 2008

Wang Zheng is an associate professor of history and women’s studies at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA. She has an international and leading role in the research of gender and women in modern China. Wang Zheng graduated from the University of California in Davis, USA and received her master at Shanghai Normal University, China. Her research focuses on gender discourse and the women’s movement in China in relation to the socioeconomic, political and cultural transformations of the past century. Wang Zheng has received numerous research fellowships from the University of Michigan, USA, as well as from external foundations.

Areas of Expertise
  • Women and gender in modern China
  • Chinese feminism in the context of globalization
  • Gender and socialist state formation
  • Comparative histories of feminism

Courses and Lectures as Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor
Women's Movements in Internationalization
Course, Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum, summer term 2008Wednesday, 12–2 a.m. (with Prof. Dr. Ilse Lenz)

Global Concepts, Local Practices: Chinese Feminism since the Fourth UN Conference on Women
Lecture at the conference “40 Jahre Frauenbewegung”, Ruhr University Bochum, 13 June 2008

Chinese Women's NGOs and Transnational Feminsm
Lecture, Colloquium of the Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum, 18 June 2008, 4 p.m.

Cooperation with University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr):

Developing Women’s and Gender-Studies in Post-Socialist China
Lecture, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen, 25. June 2008, 6 p.m.

Selected Publications
Zheng, Wang and Dorothy Ko. Eds. 2007. Translating Feminisms in China. Malden, Oxford, Carlton: Blackwell Publishing.

Zheng, Wang. 2006. Dilemmas of Inside Agitators: Chinese State Feminists in 1957. The China Quarterly 188: 59–78.

Zheng Wang, and Xueping Zhon and Bai Di. Eds. 2002. Some of Us: Chinese Women Growing Up in the Mao Era. New Brunswick, New Jersey, London: Rutgers University Press.

Zheng, Wang. 1999. Women in the Chinese Enlightenment: Oral and Textual Histories. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press.