If 5% of the population are members of the LGBTQ community, China’s LGBTQ population reaches at least 70 million. Over the past two decades, the LGBTQ community in China has become increasingly visible and diverse. Meanwhile, the community, civil society, and scholars also face unique challenges as they seek to provide social services, conduct queer studies, and disseminate queer theory in higher education institutions in China.
This panel features three activists/scholars sharing their insights into China’s LGBTQ movement over the past 20 years, ongoing challenges, and future prospects of the movement.
Yanhui Peng and Zhijun Hu (“Ah Qiang”) are currently Visting Scholars at the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School. Wei Wei is a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute.
Lunch will be provided. RSVP at: tinyurl.com/HLSChinaLGBTQ.