Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Queer China, ‘Comrade’ China
  • Film
  • 2/14/2013
  • 17:00-19:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Lied Center of Kansas, Center for East Asian Studies, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
This historical account of the queer movement in modern China documents the changes and developments in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender culture that have taken place over the last 80 years including both past milestones and ongoing advocacy efforts of the Chinese LGBT community. The film examines how shifting attitudes in law, media, and education have transformed queer culture from taboo to acceptability. It culminates in the submission of Dr. Li Yinhe’s Same-sex Marriage Bill to the Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People’s Congress in 2003, a major landmark event in the ongoing struggle for acceptance of queer identity in China. Directed by Cui Zi’en. 59 minutes. "Queer China, ‘Comrade’ China" (2008) will show in conjunction with the Lied Center's "It Gets Better," performed by the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles on Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 PM.