WAGIC is a dedicated space for discussing gender, sexuality and feminism(s) in China past and present

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As part of a series of events for LGBT History Month 2018, the newly-formed Queer China Studies Working Group at University of Nottingham have organised the following events exploring LGBTQ+ activism and culture in Contemporary China.

The Taiwan Studies Programme will also host some events on LGBTQ+ issues and marriage equality in Taiwan.

‘Fear of a Queer China: Activism, Culture and Resistance’

Research Workshop

February 5th-6th

This workshop will bring together queer scholars and activists to discuss key issues concerning queer activism in contemporary China.

When an Activist Becomes an Artist - Artist Talk + Q & A with Whiskey Chow

February 5th

Whiskey Chow will share her experience as a queer and feminist activist, and how art and activism interact with each other

Queer Cinema as Art, Activism and Industry

Filmmaker Fan Popo in Conversation

February 6th-8th

Chinese queer filmmaker Fan Popo will hold film screenings and Q&As, give talks and workshops to students, and attend research workshops

Our Marriages: When Lesbians Marry Gay Men

(Film screening and Director’s Q&A)

February 5th 

Chinese queer filmmaker He Xiaopei will discuss her film Our Marriages: When Lesbians Marry Gay Men

Beyond Marriage Equality: a Conversation with LGBTQ+ Activists from Taiwan and Nottingham

February 6th

Leading LGBTQ+ activists from Taiwan and Nottingham discuss the fight for marriage equality and LGBTQ+ rights

Taiwan Studies Programme Public Lecture: Taiwan Pride: Our Fight For Marriage Equality

February 6th

The talk will introduce the struggle for marriage equality and human rights in Taiwan in recent years

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