The Female-Perspective Films Enriching Chinese Cinema

Discover five recent female-centered films and the women directors behind them


The Rise of Female Perspectives in China’s Movie Industry

The female pioneers of China’s film industry and how they’re continuing to bring important, fresh perspectives to the big screen


Her Havens: The Struggle Over Female-Only Spaces

Female-only spaces are proliferating, but not everybody is happy about it


Defending the Field: China’s Female Sports Fans Struggle for Inclusion

Faced with harassment in stadiums and online, female fans of soccer and basketball struggle to find a safe space for their hobby


The Sun Rises: New Novel Gives Genderfluid Take on the Ming Dynasty

Asian-Australian author Shelley Parker-Chan’s “She Who Became the Sun” may not be historically accurate, but that’s not the main reason to read it


The Road to Consent Culture in China

Brutal assault in Tangshan renews calls for better education on sexual consent in China


China’s “Sex and the City” Rethinks Female Portrayal on TV

Despite its corny name, highly rated new series “Delicious Romance” is shattering years of shallow female characterization on television


The Life of a Female Bus Driver in China

“I’ve spent two-thirds of my life on the road”: A female tour bus driver speaks about working away from home and being a minority in a male-dominated field


Feminine Beauty Brings Disaster

Ding Xuan has some really sexist, really dumb ideas about young women


Meet the Chinese Woman Who Became History’s Greatest Pirate

Beardless, brilliant, and Chinese—Zheng Yi Sao fought off navies and amassed a huge fortune