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YaleChina Conference From Secret Language to Modern Voices
Yale-China Conference: From Secret Language to Modern Voices
When: Monday, April 14, 2014 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM EST
Where: Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, 155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Yale-China Association
Annie Lin
(203) 432-0881


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Dear Friend,

On April 14, 2014, the Yale-China Association will convene its first Yale-China Association Conference titled From Secret Language to Modern Voices: the Changing Role of Women in Modern China.

Through various experts from near and far, this one-day gathering will showcase the progress of women in China’s modern history and present opportunities to discuss the salient topics facing women in China today. The complexities for women in a rapidly-changing China are immense and difficult to assess, but trends have surfaced. Whether a woman in rural China who sought higher wages in an urban center, a single girl in a middle-class family seeking education abroad, or a party official in the All-China Women’s Federation working to overcome poverty, a great deal has changed since Mao Zedong’s famous proclamation that “women hold up half the sky.”

The one-day conference has three goals:

  1. provide a cross-section of constituency groups to come together and bridge the U.S.-China divide;
  2. provide a unique and rich cultural experience through the performance of Tan Dun's Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women; and
  3. explore three critical areas of importance for all women—healthcare, society, and leadership.

We hope you will join us for—and benefit from—our inaugural conversation.

Warm regards,

Nancy Yao Maasbach

Executive Director
Yale-China Association