Call for Panellist, AAS-in-Asia 2020 in Hong Kong

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Dear all,

We propose setting up a panel for the AAS-in-Asia 2020 Conference in Hong Kong, on the tentative theme, "Socialist Authorship and Gendered Subjectivities in Mao’s New China." We are looking for 1 more panellist to join us, preferably an early or mid-career researcher, or someone who has obtained their PhD.

Below are our details and proposed topics:

Angie Baecker is a late-stage PhD Candidate in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan. Her research explores concepts and cultures of labor during the socialist period in the PRC. Her proposed paper will be about conspiracy film discourse around the Gang of Four in connection with ideas of authorship and the cinematic auteur.


Zhang Ning is a second-year PhD Candidate in the Department of History, Fudan University, China. Her research concerns everyday relations between zhiqing, party-cadres and villagers during the Cultural Revolution. Ning’s proposed topic for the conference will be on zhiqing’s everyday life and conflict in rural China.


Shan Windscript is a final-stage PhD Candidate in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia, researching the history of diary-writing in the Cultural Revolution. Her proposed topic will be about journal keeping and revolutionary self-construction in the early period of the Cultural Revolution.


If anyone is interested in collaborating with us please email a brief description of your research area and proposed topic before Saturday 19th October 2019 to Shan Windscript <>.

Best wishes,