“Women’s Liberation and Art in the
Chinese Cultural Revolution”
Professor Bai Di
Friday, March 5, 12:30-2:00 pm
Judd Hall, Room 313
Bai Di is the Director of Chinese and Asian Studies at Drew University
She will talk about her own experiences as a participant in the Cultural Revolution and how the heroic images of revolutionary women in art and culture, especially in the model plays, affected her personally and transformed women’s lives in Maoist China.
Bai Di is co-editor of Some of Us: Chinese Women Growing Up in the Mao Era. “This collection of memoirs about the Mao era…offers a counternarrative to the popularly received Red Guards and female victim or sexual repression memoirs found in the West” (from the Introduction).
Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies