Film Screening: Autumn Gem

With Introduction by Thomas Mullaney, Assistant Professor, History, Stanford University
and Q & A with the producers following the screening.

Autumn Gem(approx. running time 60 min.) explores the extraordinary life of the Chinese revolutionary heroine and women's rights activist Qiu Jin (1875 - 1907). During the reign of the last dynasty in China, Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women. At a time when women's lives were often marked by repressive practices such as footbinding, arranged marriages, and denial of education, she envisioned a future where women would free themselves from the confines of tradition and emerge as strong and active citizens of a new and modern nation.

This project brings the story of Qiu Jin to the screen in the form of a biographical documentary produced in HD video. It 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.

Cubberley Auditorium (Education Building)
485 Lausen Mall

Cubberley Auditorium is located just off the main Quad, in the School of Education, next to the clock tower at the intersection of Escondido Mall and Lasuen Mall. Parking is free on campus after 4:00 p.m. Park either on the main Oval, or the Memorial Lot just north of the Memorial Hall on Memorial Way, or South of the campus union at Mayfield Ave.

Monday, November 30, 2009 | 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall

Center for East Asian Studies