Sexuality at Work: a case study of Chinese organizations

Speaker: Dr Jieyu Liu

25.Nov.2009 17.00 - 18.30
Room G.03, 20 Cromer Terrace - Leeds

This paper will discuss how professional women negotiate the sexualized encounters prevalent in the Chinese business culture while trying to maintain the professional image of their white-collar occupations. As well as drawing attention to the lack of a discourse on sexuality for women, the paper will also show the impact upon their private lives of women's involvement in these sexualized business cultures.

Dr Jieyu Liu is an Academic Fellow in the White Rose East Asia Centre. She is the author of Gender and Work in Urban China (Routledge 2007) and co-editor of East Asian Sexualities: Modernity, Gender and New Sexual Cultures (Zed Books 2008). She is currently working on a British Academy funded project about the impact of economic reforms upon young professional women in China.