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Talk: Women's Suffrage in China
Date: 8 April 2009 

The Modern China Studies Programme and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures have the pleasure of inviting you to the following talk:

Women's Suffrage in China: Transformations of Political Power, Education and Virtue

Professor Louise Edwards
University of Technology Sydney

Date: April 8, 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 10:30am
Venue: Room G-4, Tang Chi Ngong Building, HKU

In the first half of the twentieth century the Chinese women’s suffrage movement achieved results that reached far beyond their core goal of ‘votes for women’. Their campaigns secured the franchise for women but they also produced challenges to fundamental conceptions about the nature of power, social order and virtue in China. This seminar explores the role the suffrage activists played in this reformulation of political culture in China by complicating the established connection between education, virtue and access to formal political authority.

Louise Edwards is Research Chair Professor and Director of the China Research Centre at the University of Technology Sydney. She is also the Convenor of the Australian Research Council's Asia Pacific Futures Research Network.

All are welcome. No registration required.

Please click on the following link to download the poster:

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Zena Cheung (

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