Event Title

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

Event Type

Event

Location

University Hall 1000

Streaming Media

Start Date

25-10-2010 1:30 PM

End Date

25-10-2010 3:00 PM

Description

Film by Adam Tow and Rae Chang
Meet the "Chinese Joan of Arc," Qiu Jin (1875 - 1907). An accomplished writer, women's rights activist, and leader of a revolutionary army, Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women. She was the first woman to lead an armed uprising against the corrupt Qing Dynasty, for which she was arrested and executed. She later emerged as a national heroine who redefined what it meant to be a woman in early 20th-century China.

Filmmakers:
Rae Chang graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1994 with degrees in Art and Anthropology. Prior to filmmaking, she worked as a graphic designer at various Internet companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her fine art works include drawing, sculpture, performance, and video. Trained in Chinese martial arts (wushu), she performs with the dance company Facing East Dance and Music, focused on exploring the Asian female experience through modern dance.

Adam Tow graduated from Stanford University in 1997 with a degree in Symbolic Systems. A digital media and web producer, he runs his own technology consulting business. His corporate clients have included The Wall Street Journal, AllThingsD.com, Stanford University, Palm, and various startups in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a photographer, his subjects include weddings, corporate events, musicians, artists, politicians, and business professionals. He was the official photographer for the singer Vienna Teng's 2003 Tour and U.S. Congressman Jared Polis' 2008 Campaign

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Oct 25th, 1:30 PM Oct 25th, 3:00 PM

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

University Hall 1000

Film by Adam Tow and Rae Chang
Meet the "Chinese Joan of Arc," Qiu Jin (1875 - 1907). An accomplished writer, women's rights activist, and leader of a revolutionary army, Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women. She was the first woman to lead an armed uprising against the corrupt Qing Dynasty, for which she was arrested and executed. She later emerged as a national heroine who redefined what it meant to be a woman in early 20th-century China.

Filmmakers:
Rae Chang graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1994 with degrees in Art and Anthropology. Prior to filmmaking, she worked as a graphic designer at various Internet companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her fine art works include drawing, sculpture, performance, and video. Trained in Chinese martial arts (wushu), she performs with the dance company Facing East Dance and Music, focused on exploring the Asian female experience through modern dance.

Adam Tow graduated from Stanford University in 1997 with a degree in Symbolic Systems. A digital media and web producer, he runs his own technology consulting business. His corporate clients have included The Wall Street Journal, AllThingsD.com, Stanford University, Palm, and various startups in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a photographer, his subjects include weddings, corporate events, musicians, artists, politicians, and business professionals. He was the official photographer for the singer Vienna Teng's 2003 Tour and U.S. Congressman Jared Polis' 2008 Campaign