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

January 09, 2010


You’re invited! Join the East Asian Studies program and the Department of History for a free screening and Q-and-A session with the filmmakers of Autumn Gem, January 25, Merrill 102, 7 PM.

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 documentary is produced and directed by Bay Area Chinese American filmmakers Rae Chang and Adam Tow.