Dr Rosemary Roberts
|Dr Rosemary Roberts|
BA (Adel), Advanced Studies Certificate (Beijing Languages Institute), PhD (ANU)
Senior Lecturer in Chinese
Asian Studies Discipline Coordinator
Phone: +61 (7) 3365 6399
- CHIN1110 and CHIN2111 Spoken Chinese Accelerated Program 1A and 1B
- CHIN2110 and CHIN2120 Spoken Chinese 2A and 2B;
- LTCS2001 Women in Asian Literatures
- Modern and contemporary Chinese literature and society
- Chinese women's studies
- Culture and society in Maoist China
- I am currently writing a book on gender in the Cultural Revolution with a focus on the Yangbanxi (Revolutionary Model Works). Also planned are projects examining the cultural life and cultural experiences of rusticated urban youth (xiaxiang zhiqing) in the Maoist period, and a general history of the yangbanxi.
- With Tomoko Aoyama, Ambiguities of Gender and Genre in Asian Cultures, special issue of Asian Studies Review, Vol 30, No 2, June 2006.
- 'Gendering the Revolutionary Body: Theatrical Costume in Cultural Revolution China,’ Asian Studies Review, Vol 30 No 2, June 2006.
- With Tomoko Aoyama, ‘Introduction,’ Ambiguities of Gender and Genre in Asian Cultures, special issue of Asian Studies Review, Vol 30, No 2, June 2006, pp. 105-108.
- ‘From Zheng Qiang to Jiang Shuiying: The feminization of a revolutionary hero in Maoist Theater’, Asian Theatre Journal, Vol 23, No 2, Fall, 2006, 265-291.
- ‘Abortion as Personal Experience in Chinese Women's Fiction: The ‘Alienated Maternal Body’ in Lu Xing'er's “The Sun is not out Today.”’ New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, Vol 7, No 1, 2005, pp 63-92.
- 'Positive Women Characters in the Revolutionary Model Works of the Chinese Cultural Revolution: An argument against the theory of erasure of gender and sexuality" in Asian Studies Review, Vol 28, No 4 December, 2004.
- 'Feminising the Counter-revolution: An analysis of negative characters in the Revolutionary Model Works of the Chinese Cultural Revolution' In: Cribb, Robert (ed.). 2004. Asia Examined: Proceedings of the15th Biennial Conference of the ASAA, 2004, Canberra, Australia. Canberra: Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) & Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS), The Australian National University. ISBN 0-9580837-1-1 ASAA conference proceedings (PDF).
- Postgraduate Coordinator SLCCS (2003) and from second semester 2005
- Member of school research committee and ethics committee
- Member of Faculty of Arts RHDS Committee
- Interpreting for Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, for the Australian Print Council and for Legal Aid
- Refereeing grant applications for the Australian Art Council
- Public lectures at QUT and Gold Coast Art Galleries Chinese Print Exhibition
- Drama competition judging and prize giving at BBC
- Brisbane Writers’ Festival Panel Chair
- Running in-service training workshop for secondary teachers of Chinese
- Former member of LOTE advisory committee of Board of Senior Secondary School Studies
- Also involved with various activities for secondary school students of Chinese including Taste of Chinese and the Chinese Writing Competition