Chinese Queer/Feminist Activists on Collective Future

Since 2012, in concert with the new waves of global protests, Chinese feminists and queers have become more action-oriented. They playfully and creatively reclaim different spaces, such as subways, public bathrooms, and so on. This event brings two generations of queer and feminist activists together for a dialogue on the current landscape of Chinese queer/feminist movement, as well as their versions of collective future.

Through sharing the stories of activists from two generations, our event aims to put feminist activism in China in dialogue with queer and feminist theories developed in Western contexts.

Participant Bios:

Lu Pin
Lu Pin is a feminist activist and independent journalist. She has been working for women’s rights and promoting gender equality more than 20 years. In 2009 she established Feminist Voices, an alternative media agency to raise awareness and develop advocacy for anti-discrimination and violence against women, as well as to support young feminist activism around all China.

Feng Yuan
Feng Yuan has been engaged in feminist issues in China since the 80s. Throughout her career, she founded as well as participated in a number of feminist grassroots organization. Gender violence issues have been her major focus. Now, as an independent scholar activist in China, she advocates for women’s rights transnationally.

Xiong Jing
Xiong Jing is Executive Director of Media Monitor Network for Women. In the past few years, she has taken crucial leadership in Chinese young feminist activism, and has built coalition with queer organizations all over China. She is active in different cultural perspectives, including reporting, editing, organizing events and workshops, performing in feminist theatres, and so on.

Di Wang
Since college, Di has been a queer activist in China. Now she is a PhD student in Sociology at University Wisconsin-Madison with research interests in the areas of gender, sexuality and social movements, particularly in the emerging new wave of feminist and queer movements in China.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.