Public Lecture: Queer Asian Cityscapes: Singapore and Bangkok (2 April, 2014)

Public Lecture: 2 April, 2013

NYU Dept. of Media, Culture, and Communication.

Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU &

NYU English Dept. Research Group on Transnational Everyday Life present:

Public Lecture: Queer Asian Cityscapes: Singapore and Bangkok

In this book launch Audrey Yue and Peter Jackson will speak to the theoretical projects in Asian Queer Studies that underpin their respective recent books published in the Hong Kong University Press Queer Asia Monograph Series (now in association with Columbia University Press).

Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures AUDREY YUE, Editor.

Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media and Rights  PETER A. JACKSON, Editor.

Date:  April 2, 2014
Time: 5-7 PM
Location: Media Culture and Communication , 239 Greene st. 8th floor.
Followed by wine and cheese reception.
QSAUDREY YUE is Associate Professor in Cultural Studies at The University of Melbourne, Australia. Her recent publications include Sinophone Cinemas (2004), Transnational Australian Cinemas: Ethics in the Asian Diasporas (2013), Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenships and Mediated Cultures (2012) and Ann Hui’s Song of the Exile (2010). She is currently a Chief Investigator in an Australian Research Council funded project on multicultural arts governance, and completing a book project on queer Asian migration.
PETER A. JACKSON has written extensively on modern Thai cultural history, with special interests in religion, sexuality and critical approachesQB to the study of Asia. Peter Jackson was editor-in-chief of Asian Studies Review, flagship journal of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, from 2009 to 2012 and he founded the Thai Rainbow Archives Project, which has collected and digitised Thai gay, lesbian, and transgender magazines and community organization newsletters. His most recent books are The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand (Hong Kong University Press 2010, with Rachel Harrison), Queer Bangkok: Twenty-First-Century Markets, Media and Rights (Hong Kong University Press 2011), Thai Sex Talk: The Language of Sex and Sexuality in Thailand (Silkworm Books, Chiang Mai 2012, with Pimpawun Boonmongkon), and Cultural Pluralism and Sex/Gender Diversity in Thailand (in Thai, with Narupon Duangwises). He is currently writing a history of the Thai trans category kathoey, and preparing a revised edition of his 1989 study “Male Homosexuality in Thailand: An Interpretation of Contemporary Thai Sources”.


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