Heavenly mother or harlot of Babylon: Rereading mythologies from a feminist perspective
陳煒舜 Nicholas CHAN
陳煒舜 Nicholas CHAN
Associate Professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at CUHK
黃嘉瀛 Ka Ying WONG
黃嘉瀛 Ka Ying WONG
Artist / Curator
黃鈺螢 Sonia WONG
黃鈺螢 Sonia WONG
女影香港創辦人 / WFHK 創辦人 / 性別研究學者
Founder of Reel Women HK / Co-Founder of WFHK / Gender Studies Scholar

Aug 29, 2021 星期日 Sunday
1:00pm - 3:00pm
香港九龍彌敦道 380 號逸東酒店 1 樓
Level 1, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Cantonese 廣東話
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講者 :
陳煒舜 教授 (香港中文大學中國語言及文學系副教授)
黃嘉瀛 (藝術家 暨 策劃者)

主持:黃鈺螢 (女影香港創辦人 暨 WFHK 創辦人 暨 性別研究學者)

When we talk about the concept of "god", we would rarely indicate the male gender, but the word "goddess", is forever branded with the female gender "female", as all gods are supposed to be male, and "goddesses" are but minorities and exceptions. The (male) gods in different cultures and religions have formidable strength and abilities, and they are in charge of most of the things that “matters”: war, technology, and many more. God creates, God punishes, God forgives, God saves mankind. And on the opposite end are the goddesses. They are often assigned supportive roles, or exist as partners to the (male) gods. They are in charge of less important areas, mostly things related to women, such as love, marriage, childbirth, etc.

But do gods have gender? How did ancient people understand the gender of gods? Why the gendered division of labor? What was the historical and cultural context of a certain myth? What gender concepts do the myths reflect, and how do they shape our gender concepts?

We have invited Professor Nicholas Chan and KY Wong to join us in this interdisciplinary conversation, to re-examine the many different images of goddesses in different cultures - from Nv Wa, Lilith, to Medusa - their origins, evolutions, and feminist potentiality.

Thanks to the kind support of Aesop to our program, participants of this session can bring home a special gift from Aesop, to nourish your body and mind! First-come-first-served basis while stocks last.

Dr. Nicholas L. Chan (Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, CUHK)
KY Wong (Artist & Curator)

Moderator: Sonia Wong (Founder of Reel Women HK & Co-Founder of WFHK & Gender Studies Scholar)


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Heavenly mother or harlot of Babylon: Rereading mythologies from a feminist perspective