The Dying Throes of the Last Matriarchal Tribe in ChinaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Art Education and Female Empowerment Series “Painting Her Way: The Ink Art of Fang Zhaoling Public Lecture Series
About This Series
The Jockey Club Art Education and Female Empowerment Series “Painting Her Way: The Ink Art of Fang Zhaoling” Public Lecture Series brings together a selection of public lectures that highlight women in the field of art and culture who, like Fang Zhaoling, have dedicated themselves to promoting or establishing work that emphasizes the strength and accomplishments of women.
About the Event
Long undiscovered in the hidden mountains of Southwestern China, the small Mosuo tribe preserved their precious way of life, organizing themselves along unique matrilineal and matriarchal lines for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Living on the shore of picturesque Lugu Lake in Yunnan Province, the Mosuo only came into close contact with the outside world when the area opened up to tourism two decades or so ago. Twenty years on, this evening discussion with author Choo Waihong will highlight the traditional woman-centric way of life of a people known as The Kingdom of Women who are facing a real risk of disappearing in the face of mass tourism, universal education, and exposure to the outside world.
Limited copies of Waihong’s book The Kingdom of Women will be available for purchase after the program.
Choo Waihong was a corporate lawyer with top law firms before she took early retirement in 2006 and began writing travel pieces for publications such as China Daily. She lived for six years with the Mosuo tribe and now spends half the year with them in Yunnan China. Interviews of the author and reviews of her book can be found on kingdomofwomen.co.uk
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