The Resilience of Chinese Feminism: A Conversation with the “Feminist Five” Activists

Since the early 2010s, the grassroots feminist movement in China has catalyzed a profound societal awakening. In March 2015, five Chinese feminists, later internationally recognized as the “Feminist Five,” were arrested and detained for 37 days due to their planned advocacy for women’s rights in the country, sparking international and domestic outrage. Despite this repression, a vibrant #MeToo movement has emerged in China since 2018, and feminist communities and networks expanded globally, crossing national boundaries. This event invites two members of the “Feminist Five” – Zheng Churan (Datu) and Li Tingting (Maizi) – for a conversation on the history, resilience, and possible futures of feminist activism in China.

This event will be in English, and is open to the public. Food will be provided Please RSVP to help us plan event logistics.