Feng Yuan is an activist in women’s rights and gender equality based in China, and a visiting scholar at the University of Hong Kong. After studying at Fudan University, Shanghai, and the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, she became a journalist with People’s Daily and China Women’s News between 1986 and 2006. She is a co-founder, founding coordinator, or board member of organisations such as Media Monitor for Women Network (since 1996), the Gender and Development Network in China (since 2000), the Anti–Domestic Violence Network/Beijing Fanbao (2000–14), the Women’s Network Against AIDS/China (since 2009), the Centre for Women’s Studies at Shantou University (since 2009), and Beijing Equality (since 2014).

Overcoming the Conundrum of Being Made ‘Politically Sensitive’: Anti–Sexual Harassment Movements and (Self-)Censorship

More than 30 years ago, when my family introduced me to their friends in Australia as a ‘feminist’, their friends told me that many people didn’t think of this word as a compliment, even in Australia. At the time, though, I didn’t consider myself very conscious of women’s rights, let alone as a feminist, which […]

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