Message posted on 06/01/2022

Zines and self-publishing in Chinese cultures [Online, 14th + 21st January] - Free registration open

Dear all, I'm glad to announce that audience signups for our free, online conference, "Zines and self-publishing in Chinese cultures," are now open. This conference focuses on contemporary (as well as some historic) zines and self-publishing, including publications from Mainland China, Hong Kong and the Chinese diaspora. The focus is mostly on mixed-media (print and digital) zines and self-publishing. The event is taking place on 14th and 21st of January and is online! The event also includes two open, public zine making workshops by zine makers from Shenzhen/New York and Hong Kong/Vancouver. Date: 14th and 21st January Time zone: GMT, but with presenters from around the world Free tickets: Conference website (and schedule): Conference zine/publication: Tumblr (another schedule): Funding: Hallsworth Conference Grant We have a wide range of researchers, artists, zine makers and self-publishers from/interested in Chinese cultures taking part, as well as scholars of zines and self-publishing to help guide us. Speakers include: Hongwei Bao, Kirsty Fife, Ian Johnson, Denise Kwan, Krish Raghav, Dian Dian, Xuan Ye, Ye Funa (MondayOFF), Milia Xin Bi (MondayOFF), Wei Weng, Ruoxi Liu, Mandi, Leiyun Ni, Yichi Zhang, Yingyi Zhu, Zhuhao Yang, Echo/Yuhan, Else/Xun, Mabu Li (Zhongwei Li), Kin-long Tong, Kerry Ann Lee, Helen Yeung, Ruochan Liu, Kika Van Robays, Samuel Etienne, Michael Guo (te), Jiaqi Kang (Sine Theta), Hayley Wu (Sine Theta), Xiao Mei (Little Mountain Press), Mengyao Jiang, Ming Zhang, Oscar Tianyang Zhou, Ranee Ng (HK Zine Coop) and more. Pomelo The conference website also includes the publication/zine we made for this project, Pomelo. Pomelo is a five-volume publication exploring the 1930s Chinese women$B!G(Bs magazine, Linglong $BNh`|(B, and the themes featured in the letters section and editorial content of this magazine. We conduct this exploration through fashion (Janny Ye,, photography (Liz Hingley, interview (Carwyn James Morris and Bonnie WANG) and play. We used the Linglong archives at Heidelberg and Columbia for this process. We hoped to explore women$B!G(Bs thoughts in general in Pomelo, and to do this we read through almost 10 years of archival magazines to find textual content we were interested in. We also found archival imagery of clothes to explore and we tried to understand the editorial decisions made around content and format. After finding multiple themes in the letters section and editorial content, we organised this information into five different folder s, and we settled on a theme for Pomelo; marriage, relationships and companionship. We then translated sections we thought we could use in questions into English, created a list of questions for our participants, and sent them out to our participants. The Pomelo team are happy to discuss Pomelo in classrooms, (public) lectures and seminars, and to send physical copies or digital files to departments and libraries. Pedagogy is a key goal for us: We hope you can join us at the conference! Best wishes, Carwyn Morris (he/him) Research Associate at the Manchester China Institute, University of Manchester My new article in Mobilities, Moving to keep still: Dynamic stillness in the physical and digital geographies of Beijing I am hosting a small conference on zines and self-publishing in Chinese cultures, CfP is here and submissions here Recently written on wanghong (internet celebrity) urbanism Co-convenor of the China Reading Group, a regular discussion group on social scientific, humanities and non-academic artefacts about China, broadly defined. Send me an email to get involved Tweeting @carwyn

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