Lau, Sin Wen
University of Otago
Sin Wen Lau is a sociocultural anthropologist. She is a Lecturer in the Chinese Programme at the University of Otago. Her research interests include the anthropology of China, Chinese Christianity, Gender and Globalization.
Post-Socialist Femininity Unleashed/Restrained: Reconfigurations of Gender in Chinese Television DramasArticlesIn post-socialist China, gender norms are marked by rising divorce rates (Kleinman et al.), shifting attitudes towards sex (Farrer; Yan), and a growing commercialisation of sex (Zheng). These phenomena have been understood as indicative of market reforms unhinging past gender norms. In the socialist period, the radical politics of the time moulded women as gender neutral even as...Read more