February 23, 2010

Film explores the life of China's first feminist

Posted: February 23, 2010
March 27, 2010
2 p.m.

The independent film "Autumn Gem" explores the life of Chinese revolutionary heroine and women’s rights activist Qiu Jin (1875-1907). Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women during China’s last dynasty.

Arizona State University, Tempe, Lattie F. Coor, room 170
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2 p.m., Mar. 27


The documentary stars former Chinese National Wushu Champion and Hollywood stunt actress Li Jing. San Francisco-based Chinese American filmmakers Rae Chang and Adam Tow produced the film that was shot in the U.S. and in China.

The film offers a fresh perspective on women in China by sharing the story of a figure known as the country’s first feminist. In exploring the life and work of Qiu Jin, the project unveils a remarkable chapter in the history of modern China and provides a deeper understanding of the lives of Chinese women today.

The filmmakers will be available for a Q&A session after the film screening.

View the Web site at http://autumn-gem.com/

Irene Hsiao, irene.hsiao@asu.edu
(480) 727-0879
ASU Chinese Language Flagship program