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August 27, 2008

Ai Xiaoming

Visual Representation, Memory and Public Interest

Tuesday, September 30, 2008
4:00 pm
1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

Ai Xiaoming
Department of Chinse Language and Literature
Sun Yat-sen University

Ai Xiaoming is a professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Sun Yat-sen University in Guangdon Province, China, and head of the Sex/Gender Education Forum established in 2003.

She is a feminist academic, a human rights activist, and director of several documentary films on issues of health, human rights, the legal system and the election system in China, among other topoics.

Films she has directed include Care and Love(2007), the story of a villager who contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion during childbirth and her attempts to seek legal redress against the hospital; The Epic of Central Plains (2006) on villagers in Henan Province who contracted AIDS while seeking to alleviate their poverty by selling their blood, and Tai Shi Village(2006) on the events surrounding a village's attempts to remove their appointed local officials.

Professor Ai's film Care and Love will be shown in the CCS Chinese Documentary Film Series on Saturday, October 4 at 7:00 pm in Auditorium A of Angell Hall. The film series is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the UM Center for Chinese Studies, 734 764 6308.

Posted by moyera at August 27, 2008 11:30 AM