Harriet Evans has written extensively on the politics of gender and sexuality in China, and on the political posters and visual culture of the Mao era. A new volume (co-edited with Michael Rowlands) entitled Grassroots Values and Local Cultural Heritage in China will soon be published by Lexington Press. Her work also focuses on bridging the worlds of academic research and political and feminist activism.

Beijing from Below: A Conversation with Harriet Evans

In her new book, Beijing from Below: Stories of Marginal Lives in the Capital’s Center (Duke University Press, 2020), Harriet Evans captures the last gasps of subaltern life in Dashalar, one of Beijing’s poorest neighbourhoods. Between the early 1950s and the accelerated demolition and construction of Beijing’s ‘old city’ in preparation for the 2008 Olympic […]

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