September 22, 2009
Annual Boheim Lecture to focus on feminine body ideals in China
Discussion is part of university’s Centennial Celebration of WomenEvent Information:
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Alumni Memorial Union
Ballroom, 3rd Floor
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
MILWAUKEE – “Female Bodies in China: Literati Fantasies, Iron Girls and Olympics Hoopla” is the topic of the annual Distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture, presented by the Association of Marquette University Women. Dr. Eva Kit Wah Man, 2009 AMUW Chair in Humanistic Studies, will deliver the free, public lecture Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in the third-floor ballroom of the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
This year’s Boheim Lecture is being held in conjunction with Marquette’s Centennial Celebration of Women
and is part of a signature week of events honoring the centennial this fall. In 1909, Marquette became the first Catholic university in the world to offer coeducation as part of its regular undergraduate program.
A professor of humanities at Hong Kong Baptist University, Man will discuss the development of feminine body ideals in China from the 19th century to the present and their conflict within the recent history of China’s political and economic influences.
Man earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy and a doctorate in Chinese studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research includes comparative aesthetics, comparative philosophy, women’s studies, feminist philosophy, cultural studies, gender studies, and art and culture. In 2003-04, she won the Fulbright Hong Kong Scholar Program Fellowship Award to conduct research at the University of California, Berkeley. She was also named a Life Fellow at the University of Cambridge, U.K., in 2004.
AMUW promotes the interests of Marquette's past, present and future female students to link them in a common endeavor. AMUW provides opportunities for service with peers and strives to enhance women's educational and cultural opportunities.Those who would like to attend the free lecture can register online.
Media who would like to attend the lecture or who wish to speak to Man should contact Christopher Stolarski in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-1988 or email@example.com