Faculty and Research

Kimberley Manning

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Associate Professor
PhD, University of Washington

Office: H 1225-43

Telephone: 514-848-2424 ext. 5602

E-mail: kimberley.manning@concordia.ca

 



Kimberley Manning studies social movements, gender politics, and social welfare/development reform from a transnational perspective.   Drawing on extensive fieldwork in rural Chinese villages and county archives, Dr. Manning has published articles on the origins of gender conflict in China's Great Leap Forward (1958-1960), co-edited a volume, Eating Bitterness, on the grassroots politics at work in China's Great Leap Famine (1959-1961), and is completing a major monograph on gender politics before, during, and after the Chinese Communist revolution.  The primary conceptual work of the monograph is to delineate some of the possibilities and limits of "agency" as an explanatory tool in studies of social and political change.  In the meantime, Dr. Manning has embarked upon two new projects: a team study of Sino-Tanzanian relations and a team study of the politics surrounding gender nonconforming children in Canada.  Dr. Manning received her doctorate from the University of Washington (2003), spent 2003-2004 as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University, and has previously held grants from SSHRC and FQRSC.  She is currently the Principal Investigator of an Insight Development team grant from SSHRC entitled, ""Princess Boys, Trans Girls, and Queer Youth : Analyzing the Social, Educational, and Activist Worlds of Gender Nonconforming Children in Canada."


Courses

POLI 202       Introduction to Political Science

POLI 335       Politics of China

POLI487D     State and Society in China

POLI486P     Global China

POLI 649      Gender and Global Politics

 

Areas of Expertise

Chinese Politics, Comparative Politics, Gender and Politics, State-Society Relations, Revolutionary Change, social welfare reform, and rural development.

 

Selected Publications

  • Eating Bitterness: New Perspectives on China’s Great Leap Forward and Famine.  Co-editor with Felix Wemheuer.  Vancouver: U.B.C. Press, 2011. 

Refereed Journal Articles

  • “Embodied Activisms: The Case of the Mu Guiying Brigade,” The China Quarterly, 204, Dec. 2010: 850-869. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Development Grant Principal Investigator 
  • “Marxist Maternalism, Memory, and the Mobilization of Women during the Great Leap Forward,” The China Review 5(1), Spring 2005: 83-110.  Revised and republished as “Communes, Canteens, and Crèches: The Gendered Politics of Remembering the Great Leap Forward,” in Ching Kwan Lee and Guobin Yang (eds.), Re-envisioning the Chinese Revolution, Woodrow Wilson Press and Stanford University Press, 2007: 93-118.
  • “Making a Great Leap Forward? The Politics of Women’s Liberation in Maoist China,” Gender and History 18(3), November 2006: 565-585.  Republished in Dorothy Ko and Wang Zheng (eds.), Translating Feminisms in China, Blackwell, 2007.
  • “The Gendered Politics of Woman-work: Re-thinking Radicalism in the Great Leap Forward,” Modern China 32(3), July 2006: 349-384.
  • “Engendering Peace-building,” (with Barbara Arneil), Canadian Foreign Policy 5(1), Fall 1997: 51-68.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Development Grant

(Principal Investigator) 

"Princess Boys, Trans Girls, and Queer Youth : Analyzing the Social, Educational, and Activist Worlds of Gender Nonconforming Children in Canada"

June 1, 2011 - May 31, 2013


 
 

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