From Eunuchs to Transsexuals: (Un)mapping Histories of Science and Sexuality in Modern China

February 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Schulich Private Dining Room
4700 Keele St
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Dr. Howard Chiang (University of California, Davis) received his PhD in the History of Science program at Princeton University in 2012. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Davis. His monograph, After Eunuchs: Science, Medicine, and the Transformations of Sex in Modern China, is forthcoming from Columbia University Press. He is currently working on two projects: one on global transgender theory and another on the history of psychoanalysis in global Chinese culture. His recent publications include Transgender China (2012), Queer Sinophone Cultures (2013), Psychiatry and Chinese History (2014), Historical Epistemology and the Making of Modern Chinese Medicine (2015), and Perverse Taiwan (2016).

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This event is the keynote for the New Frontiers Graduate Conference in History 2018, (UN)MAPPING HISTORIES, which will be held at York University from 22 to 24 February 2018.

The conference is co-sponsored by YCAR.

Dr. Howard Chiang will also give a workshop on his paper “Castration: A Moving Target in Queer Sinophone History” on Friday, 23 February from 1 to 3pm at Robarts Library (Room 14353) at the University of Toronto. This event is co-presented by the Critical China Studies Group and the York University Graduate History Association. Registration is not required, but to receive the pre-circulated paper, please contact

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