TaRC's 2nd International Master Class Course "Gender, Media and Leadership: Women in Chinese and Russian Media"

TaRC’s (Tampere Research Centre for Russian and Chinese Media) second international Master Class focuses on gender issues in Russian and Chinese media. Bringing together students, journalists, working professionals, activists, artists, and scholars from different countries and disciplines, the Master Class explores themes such as the representation of gender in Chinese and Russian media, the status of women in these cultural industries, and media activism related to gender issues in Russia and China.

These topics will be discussed in a number of public lectures and panels by acclaimed media professionals and scholars of gender and Russian and Chinese media throughout the Master Class week. The general public are welcome to attend these lectures and panels - no prior sign-up is required!

The following events of the Master Class week are open to the general public:

Monday, 28 October 2019

15:00–18:00 Keynote session #1 (lecture hall Pinni B1096, Kanslerinrinne 1, Tampere)

  • Greeting from Tampere University’s Vice President Marja Sutela
  • 15:00 Marina Svensson (Professor, Lund University, Sweden):
    An Overview of Chinese Media: Understanding Traditional and New Media
  • 15:45 Galina Miazhevich (Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University, UK):
    Resistance in Putin’s Russia: Who Is an Activist and What Is Resistance?
  • 16:30 Susan Meriläinen (Professor, University of Lapland, Finland):
    Is More Women Leaders a Solution for Overcoming Sexism?
  • 17:15 Bu Wei (Professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China):
    Gender and Communication Activism in China

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

12:00–13:30     Keynote session #2 (lecture hall Pinni B1097, Kanslerinrinne 1, Tampere)

  • 12:00 Lubov Mulmenko (Director, screenwriter, playwright based in Moscow, Russia):
    Men and Women in the Russian Cinema of the 2010s
  • 12:45 Natalia Bitten (Journalist, gender equality expert based in Moscow, Russia):
    Female Journalists – Overcoming Sexism in the Media

Wednesday, 30 October

12:00–13:30     Keynote session #3 (lecture hall Main Building D11, Kalevantie 4, Tampere)

  • 12:00 Gina Marchetti (Professor, University of Hong Kong):
    #MeToo Hong Kong and Mainland China
  • 12:45 Elina Sinkkonen (Senior Researcher, Finnish Institute of International Affairs):
    Media, the Female Citizen and Xi’s Increasingly Authoritarian China

Thursday, 31 October

12:00–13:30     Keynote session #4 (lecture hall Pinni B1096, Kanslerinrinne 1, Tampere)

  • 12:00 Olga Andreevskikh (Researcher, University of Leeds, UK):
    Anti-Harassment Campaigns as Grounds for Media Resistance in Russia
  • 12:45 Liudmila Voronova (Senior Lecturer, Södertörn University, Sweden):
    Gender, Media and Politics in Russia: Studying Intersections

Friday, 1 November

9:00–12:30       Participants’ presentations (lecture hall Pinni B1096, Kanslerinrinne 1, Tampere)

  • Participants’ presentations based on group work during the Master Class week

13:30–15:00     Closing panel session (lecture hall Pinni B1096, Kanslerinrinne 1, Tampere)

  • Discussants: Professor Jawida Ahmadi (Kabul University, Afganistan), Journalist Matti Mörttinen (freelancer, formerly of Aamulehti), Researcher Svetlana Pasti (Tampere University), Researcher Inna Perheentupa (University of Turku), Post-doctoral Research Fellow Anna Shpakovskaya (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany), Editor-in-Chief Anu Ubaud (Helsingin Sanomat)
  • Moderator: Researcher Saara Ratilainen (University of Helsinki)


Tampere Research Centre for Russian and Chinese Media (TaRC)

Further information

TaRC´s coordinator Jari Väliverronen (jari.valiverronen@tuni.fi, +358 40 769 5558)