SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Lin Jiao

MPhil in Gender Studies, BA in Journalism, BA in Philosophy
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Lin Jiao
Ms Lin Jiao
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Breast-binding and Natural breast in China from 1910s to 1970s
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Women and gender in modern Chinese history; history of body and fashion; print media and visual culture.  

PhD Research

My PhD thesis explores why breast-binding generated nation-wide discussion in the Republican era, and why it became a silent practice among women during the Communist period. This thesis attempts to examine how nationalism, sexuality, fashion and women’s daily lives are integrated into each other.


“Liangjiang basketball game tours in China and abroad: women's public appearances from the 1920s to the 1930”, Joint East Asian Studies Conference, Nottingham, UK, Sep 2013