This presentation is based on a chapter/paper addressing the visual evidence for the ideological conflict between Jiang Qing and Wang Guangmei over the appropriate performance of womanhood in state affairs. The presentation also demonstrates the centrality of the commodity form in 20th century Chinese modern feminism.
Tani Barlow is the author of The Question of Women in Chinese Feminism (Duke 2004) and the forthcoming monograph, “In the Event of Women” (also Duke Press). She is co-founder of the Chinese Commercial Advertising Archive. She is the T.T. and W.F. Professor of Asian Studies at Rice University, and the Inaugural Director of the Chao Center for Asian Studies (2008-13).