Tonight: Cui Zi’en Presents Queer China at Cornell

Details at Cornell University East Asia Program

The Department of Performing and Media Arts, The East Asia Program, The LGBT Studies Program and The LGBT Resource Center are delighted to present Cui Zi’en, a Chinese queer rights activist/independent film maker to the Cornell Community. As a pioneering queer rights activist and independent film maker, Cui Zi’en will meet the Cornell community on October 26th. There will be a screening and Q&A session of his latest work, Queer China, a documentary on the history of homosexuality and queer activism in 20th century China from 4:30 to 7:00 at the Film Forum at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. For a short bio and list of works by Cui, please see below:

Cui Zi En, also Cui Zi’en, is a film director, film scholar, screenwriter, novelist and an outspoken gay activist based in Beijing. He graduated from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences with an MA in literature and now is an associate professor at the Film Research Institute of the Beijing Film Academy. Cui Zi’en is one of the avant-garde DV makers in Chinese underground film, He has published nine novels in China and Hong Kong, one of which, Uncle’s Past, won the 2001 Radio Literature Award in Germany. He is also the author of books on criticism and theory, as well as a columnist for magazines. His independent movies include Men and Women (1999), Enter the Clowns (2002), The Old Testament (2002), My Fair Son (2005), Withered in a Blooming Season (2005), and Queer China, “Comrade” China (2008).