Reclaiming the Genius of China’s First Female Architect

As well as costing her an architecture degree, Lin Huiyin’s gender would lead many to focus on her looks and alleged love affairs over her groundbreaking work


The Female-Perspective Films Enriching Chinese Cinema

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


Wildest Dream: What Taylor Swift Means To Her Chinese Fans

Five Chinese “Swifties” explain how they fell in love with the American popstar, and what she taught them about life


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


2023: A Year in Feminist News

Eight noteworthy stories from a tumultuous year for gender-based news and developments in China


How a Rural Woman Found Solace in Poetry

How poetry helped Han Shimei endure a loveless marriage and a lifetime of hardship in rural China


Tang Qunying: One of China’s Earliest Feminists

She led an army of women against Qing forces, fought her whole life for women’s rights, and even slapped the country’s top leaders for failing to commit to gender equality—meet Tang Qunying


China’s Most Infamous Online Beauty Contest Gets an Unexpected Winner

Does a Go player’s crowning as “Hupu Goddess” signal that men in China are choosing brains over looks?