The plum blossom’s icy beauty defies the aggression of snow and frost.
Refusing to decorate jade palaces, she adorns an ancient peak.
Her sublimity lies in her independence.
- Qiu Jin
(translation by Kang-i Sun Chang and Haun Saussy)
Happy Year of the Rabbit! We have some great developments this year as we continue to exhibit and promote AUTUMN GEM. 2011 is especially meaningful as it marks the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution, the cause that Qiu Jin sacrificed her life for.
INSTITUTIONAL DVD NOW AVAILABLE
AUTUMN GEM is now available for purchase online for both personal and institutional use. The institutional DVD comes with an extensive study guide that provides historical context, key concepts and figures, discussion questions, and a full transcript of Qiu Jin’s writings used in the film with English translations.
Purchase the DVD for yourself or as a gift to family and friends. If you are affiliated with an educational institution, request your department or library to order a copy for their collection. Celebrate the centenary of the 1911 Revolution by sharing the story of Qiu Jin. Order online here.
AUTUMN GEM AT ASSOCIATION FOR ASIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE
We will be presenting on a panel at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference in Hawaii, March 31 – April 3. The Association for Asian Studies is the largest professional organization of scholars of Asia worldwide. Our panel, “Word and Image in Chinese Film Adaption,” was organized by Professors Tze-lan Sang from the University of Oregon and Hsiu-chuang Deppmann from Oberlin College, and will be moderated by Lingzhen Wang, one of the scholars in the film. We’re very excited to be part of this special event in the beautiful city of Honolulu.
SPRING 2011 TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED: VANCOUVER, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, HAWAII
We’ll be continuing our screening tour with more events lined up across the U.S. and Canada. If you have family and/or friends in these areas, please let them know and encourage them to attend! Feel free to invite them on our Facebook page.
- February 28: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond, B.C. Canada
- March 1: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
- March 2: Richmond Women’s Resource Centre at Richmond Hospital, Richmond, B.C. Canada
- March 8: UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
- March 9: Torrance Public Library, Torrance, CA
- March 11: San Diego Miramar College, San Diego, CA
- March 13: Monterey Park Public Library, Monterey Park, CA
- March 29: University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
- March 30: Hawai’i Pacific University, Honolulu, HI
- April 1: Hawai’i Pacific University, Honolulu, HI
Full details can be found here: http://autumn-gem.com/screenings/
First the film, now the IPad app! We’ve developed a free app that provides an extensive trailer of the film through selected video clips, animated images, and interactive features. Experience the story of Qiu Jin in a new media format and catch a glimpse of the frontier of digital storytelling. AUTUMN GEM Preview won the Future of Publishing Award at the 2010 iPadDevCamp. Download it now from the App store.