Hanfu Movement lectures come to Toronto

Two lectures in November. Come and join the excitement!

Two lectures in November. Come and join the excitement!

Last year, a series of academic lectures was given in Hong Kong regarding the Hanfu movement. To much acclaim, The University of Toronto Northshore Society has graciously organized with the cooperation of the Han Chinese Culture Association at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus for the same lectures to be held in Toronto! For those who have missed the first lecture, please join us for the second week lectures, and for those who have attended the first lecture, we look forward to continuing our discussions in the coming week!

Below is the introduction blurb:

When it comes to Chinese clothing, the Cheongsam or tight-fit Qipao comes to mind. Since 2001, ‘Tangzhuang’ was popularized as the ‘modernized’ ethnic Chinese dress, repatriating a heritage of 19th century Chinatowns as the new chic. The new generation of Chinese traditionalists disagreed though – pointing out that the dress is a misappropriation of imperialism and colonialism. With the power of the Internet, these young people recreated and wore HANFU – Chinese cross-collared robes recently only seen in …TV dramas and paintings, but were met with misunderstanding, hate, and even “racial” violence by their own people, in China and in its diaspora communities around the world.

What’s the fuss with identifying “Chinese dress”? Why would Chinese attack those wearing its own fashion tradition? Juni Yeung (PhD Candidate, UofT History) would like to talk and share the joys and tears on fashion, identity, and a facet of an Internet-connected, de-colonializing global Chinese community.

Speaker: Juni Yeung (PhD Candidate, UofT History)

Lecture 1: Nov 3, 2013, Sunday, 5pm-9pm, Hart House-Music Room
Topic: The Han Chinese Cultural Renaissance Movement of the 21st Century: The System of Objects

Lecture 2: Nov 10, 2013, Sunday, 5pm-8pm, South Dining Room
Topic: The current challenges to the hanfu movement: Blindspots, pitfalls, and debates

Facebook Events Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404570836443228/
Language: English, Admission: Free, Email: northshoresociety.ut@gmail.com

You can download the slides for the lecture, as well as relevant media, as they are released after post-production.

Lecture 1: Slides for Lecture 1 (PPTX) Audio (TBA) Video (Youtube)

Lecture 2: NorthShore – Lecture 2 (PPTX) Audio (TBA) Video (TBA)
EDIT* Lecture slides for session 2 are now up.

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HK Reader Lecture October 21: The Hanfu Movement of the 21st Century: The System of Objects

The small bookshop was stuffed with listeners from all kinds of Hong Kong folk.

Facebook event page (Lecture 1): http://www.facebook.com/events/275976325853756/
Facebook event page (Lecture 2): http://www.facebook.com/events/106699626157875/

Powerpoint download here: HKReaders – Lecture 1

Recording: First hour :
Second Hour (Cantonese)

A great thanks to the Hanfu groups in Hong Kong, including hanfu.hk and PropLuxurians for their recommendation to  host this Cantonese talk series at HK Reader, a Mong Kok bookshop specializing in sociology, anthropology, and political science topics. We had an excellent turnout and the small bookshop was filled up and downstage with listeners, where we shared insights and opinions from 8PM to 10PM on the causes of the hanfu movement, ethnic identity, and the importance of developing a taxonomy and vocabulary of describing things. We hope to see you all, as well as new friends, in our next lecture, to be held on November 4 (two weeks from now), at HK Reader bookshop in Mong Kok, from 8PM to 10PM (HKT)!

The original Chinese notice is as follows: 漢服/運動系列講座「快樂鬥爭」模式、透過「正能量」文藝與耍樂方式,跟傳統示威方式別樹一格,香港人從保衛菜園村運動中記憶猶新。同樣,中國大陸的「80、90後」早已在互聯網策劃以及著手以穿著漢民族傳統衣裝的方式向中國的民族及文化政策和平異議。
奈何,他們卻遇媒體與大眾冷嘲熱諷為「做戲穿越」,甚至幾乎年年都遭到群體暴力逼害。但當華人留學生在他邦穿上華夏衣冠時,卻獲當地人熱烈歡迎及鼓勵。在一連串似乎無甚麼政治急切性的事件中,蘊藏著多少玄機?香港人對此事無動於衷,但是為甚麼本土化思想卻一定要參考此事呢?
多倫多大學東亞研究系、香港中文大學比較及公眾歷史系碩士生楊儁立為大家由淺入深、一起探討中國乃至全球華人的自我認同焦慮及一些「說不出的問題」。第一講﹕廿一世紀漢文化復興運動: 物質的系統

日期:10月21日(星期日)
時間:晚上8時至10時
地點:序言書室(旺角西洋菜南街68號7字樓)
講者:Juni L. Yeung 楊儁立 (雪亭)-多倫多大學東亞研究系學士/香港中文大學比較與公眾歷史系碩士生/多倫多古琴社社長(創辦人)/前多倫多漢服復興協會成員

第二講﹕漢服運動現今的挑戰﹑盲點﹑與爭議

日期:11月4日(星期日)
時間:晚上8時至10時
地點:序言書室(旺角西洋菜南街68號7字樓)
講者:Juni L. Yeung 楊儁立 (雪亭)-多倫多大學東亞研究系學士/香港中文大學比較與公眾歷史系碩士生/多倫多古琴社社長(創辦人)/前多倫多漢服復興協會成員

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