Chinese film – Woman Demon Human (Ren gui qing, 1987), dir. Huang Shuqin
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 from 19:00 to 21:30 (GMT)
Huang Shuqin's 黄蜀芹 extraordinaryWoman Demon Human (Ren gui qing人鬼情, 1987) – based on the life and career of Pei Yanling, a famous female performer of male roles in Hebei opera – has been called China's first feminist film.
- Part of Chinese Film and the Body (2013–2014): a series of film evenings exploring social and cultural issues related to health, medicine and the body in 20th and 21st century China, as represented in Chinese cinema.
Organised by the UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity (CCHH).
- Especially suitable for people interested in:
Chinese studies, Film Studies, Medical Humanities
- Open to:
Members of UCL and
Registered Friends of the UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity
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The film evenings take place on Tuesdays during term-time, from 12th November 2013 to 11th February 2014.
Each screening is presented by by a specialist, and followed by a discussion and/or a live video Q&A session with the director.
You can find further details of the films and suggestions for background reading here:
The films are also core viewing for the UCL CHH MA module in Chinese Film and the Body.