Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Autumn Gem at Marjorie Barrick Museum

Autumn Gem: A Documentary on China's First Feminist
A free screening of new documentary film Autumn Gem and Q&A session with filmmakers Rae Chang and Adam Tow.

Tuesday, March 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Marjorie Barrick Museum Auditorium

Autumn Gem explores the extraordinary life of the Chinese revolutionary heroine Qiu Jin (1875-1907). An accomplished writer, women's rights advocate, and leader of a revolutionary army, Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women. Compared to a "Chinese Joan of Arc," she emerged as a national heroine who redefined what it meant to be a woman in early 20th-century China.

The event is cosponsored by Asian Film and Drama Club, Asian Studies Program, Department of Foreign Languages, and US-China Peoples Friendship Association. For more information about the film, please visit

As this occurred last night, I'm sad about posting it now (although I just found out about it). We'll definitely keep you posted on upcoming film events at the Barrick Museum.

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