Women in Chinese Silent Cinema

In his lecture, Prof. Pickowicz will screen compelling clips from Chinese silent-era films of the 1920s and 1930s. He’ll emphasize the diverse roles played by women and ask questions about why the women seen on screen, including such iconic figures as Ruan Lingyu, Li Lili, and Wang Renmei, were far more important than men to the success of Chinese silent cinema.

Tuesday, May 10, 3:30 – 5:30 PM, SSMS 2135