Autumn Gem: A Documentary on Modern China's First Feminist

Event Date: 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 6:00pm

Event Location: 

  • MCC Theater
Meet the "Chinese Joan of Arc," Qiu Jin (1875 - 1907), radical feminist and leader of a revolutionary army that attempted to overthrow the corrupt Qing Dynasty. Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and emerged as a national heroine who is celebrated in China today.
Discussion with filmmakers Rae Chang and Adam Tow following the screening. Co-sponsored by the East Asia Center and PIRE-ECCI (The Partnership in International Research and Education in Electron Chemistry and Catalysis at Interfaces). Chang and Tow, 56 min., English and Chinese with English subtitles, 2009, USA.